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The Maldives National Defence Force have asked the government for help in training Maldivians to pilot their two military helicopters. At the moment they are piloted by foreigners. The two military helicopters are used for emergency evacuations and SAR operations, reports Raajje.
The Maldives Civil Aviation Authority has appointed the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) to provide an in-depth review of Maldives CAA’s helicopter regulatory oversight capability. In December 2016, the Maldives government revealed their intentions to re-introduce commercial helicopter operations in the archipelago, more than 15 years since the island nation ceased using helicopters. The… Read more »
Maldives CAA, 15-Jun-17
During the ongoing official visit to India by the Maldives’ Minister of Defence and National Security Colonel (Ret.) Mohamed Nazim, the Government of India has gifted a helicopter to the MNDF. During the ceremony held at India’s Southern Naval Command in Kochin, the helicopter was ceremonially handed over by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, the Flag… Read more »
Originally promised by India back in August 2009, the Maldivian government has this week taken delivery of a HAL Dhruv for their National Defence Force.Â Although resplendent with MNDF titles and national flag, the helicopter carries the Indian military serial “CG852” which allows HeliHub.com to trace its history back to the Indian Coast Guard Evaluation… Read more »
India is to provide a helicopter and a 25 bed military hospital to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), according to a joint statement issued by MNDF and Indian High Commission in Maldives.