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SOP Draft for Maharashtra Helipads

SOP Draft for Maharashtra Helipads

The Maharashtra Government has instructed the department that handles VIP Security to draw up a draft SOP and helipad locations for landing permissions. This was after the discussions at the legislative council. Concern was raised over the seemingly “back to back” helicopter incidents involving the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He thanked the council for their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-17

Maharashtra Tourism to Increase Subsidies to Get Helicopter Flying Again

Maharashtra Tourism to Increase Subsidies to Get Helicopter Flying Again

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) services, together with Pawan Hans hopes to bring their tourism business back after a fatal crash in December. The crash killed the pilot and the two passengers on board. Since the crash, the number of clients has dropped almost to a standstill. In order to remedy this, they are going… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-17

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Indian state of Maharashtra wants heliport at Mahalaxmi race course

Indian state of Maharashtra wants heliport at Mahalaxmi race course

The state of Maharashtra has recently appointed Airport Association of India to conduct an ‘obstacle limitation surface survey’ to check the feasibility of the project  see full story

Source: Hindustan Times, 02-Oct-13

Sikorsky delivers S76C++ to State Government of Maharashtra

Sikorsky delivers S76C++ to State Government of Maharashtra

US aircraft major Sikorsky Friday delivered a mid-sized commercial utility aircraft to the Maharashtra government for transporting senior state leaders and bureaucrats. “The helicopter’s versatility, reliability, safety and operating cost efficiencies make it ideally suited for transportation of senior leaders, including heads of state,” a Sikorsky statement said. The S-76C++ joins a growing fleet of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 30-Dec-11

S76C++ handed over to State of Maharashtra for VIP use

S76C++ handed over to State of Maharashtra for VIP use

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan received the keys of a brand new US-made Sikorsky 76 last Tuesday. In a few weeks time, Chavan, governor K Sankarnarayan and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, will use the aircraft to fly to state functions and events. (see full story)  File photo

Source: Hindustan Times, 11-Dec-11

India’s Maharashtra State Government signs for an S76C++

India’s Maharashtra State Government signs for an S76C++

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced today the signing of a contract to sell an S-76C++â„¢ helicopter to the Maharashtra Government in India for VIP transport.  The aircraft will join a growing fleet of Sikorsky helicopters operating in India or on order by Indian customers, including other S-76® family aircraft and lightweight S-300â„¢ and S-330SPâ„¢ helicopters. … Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Mar-11

Chavannagar rural police headquarters gets new helipad

Chavannagar rural police headquarters gets new helipad

The state government has constructed a new helipad at the Chavannagar rural police headquarters in Pashan.

21-Feb-11

India’s Maharashtra State looks to replace Dauphin with EC155 or S76

India’s Maharashtra State looks to replace Dauphin with EC155 or S76

“The cost of a mandatory CV/FDR and the impending 10-year overhaul/refurbishment on the Dauphin would cost Rs 20 crore. A new helicopter at Rs 70 crore makes more sense” said a cabinet minister requesting anonymity.

Source: Hindustan Times, 07-May-10

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