12-Jul-2018 Source: Aviation Nepal
Prabhu Helicopter had successfully completed its Proving Flight (Test Flight) of two brand new turbine helicopter bought from USA named as Robinson R66 on July 09, 2018.
Prabhu Officials stated that that proving flight was conducted on Pokhara – Local- Pokhara sector on July 09 under the command of Prabhu’s Instructor Pilot after the assembly of the two choppers was accomplished. Officials from CAA Nepal, Pilots and other engineering team are presented in the Proving flight. The two turbine R66 Helicopter has been allocated with ‘9N-ALU’ and ‘9N-ALX’ registration from CAA Nepal.
The assembling process of recently bought Turbine Robinson R66 Helicopter belonging was completed in its hangar facility at Pokhara Airport. The addition of these two Helicopters to the existing fleet of three will make Prabhu one of the largest operators in Nepal. The company is pretty sure that these new addition will enhance the company legacy, expansion of services with more flexibility and efficiently to serve a wide range of destinations.
Prabhu Helicopter is planning to conduct its operation from Kathmandu in coming future to the popular destinations for tourist and also conduct medical evacuations. At present, the company is only operating with its base at Pokhara.
Prabhu being the only Turbine Helicopter operator company of Nepal is currently proving its service form its base, Pokhara in the country’s most attractive city, Pokhara operates heli services such as helicopter scenic tours, aerial photography, and filming, corporate tours, medi-vac services, search and rescue services and honeymoon packages.
The five-seater R66 Turbine Helicopter is reliable, economical and easy to maintain. It has a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels, energy absorbing seats and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks. R66 features spacious 300 lb capacity baggage compartment and the Rolls Royce RR300 turboshaft engine. The RR300 engine operates on readily available Jet A fuel and offers increased reserve power, additional payload and improved altitude performance. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling.
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