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Helicopter Society of Nepal inaugurated

Helicopter Society of Nepal inaugurated

Mr. Rabindra Adhikari, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) stated that helicopter service is very significant in Nepal due to its geographical structure. He said that it is considered as a friend of calamity. In the opening ceremonial program of Helicopter Society of Nepal organized (HSoN) at Kathmandu on Tuesday (December 4), Tourism… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 10-Dec-18

Three new helicopter companies nearing to receive AOC

Three new helicopter companies nearing to receive AOC

Despite of the increase in competition of aviation sector, the order of adding new company has not stopped. Those companies which have been operating since many years are making their own strategy to compete in the market. New three helicopter companies has begun to set up the process for operations after receiving permission from the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 10-Dec-18

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Nepalese Army Agusta AW139 makes maiden flight form Kathmandu

Nepalese Army Agusta AW139 makes maiden flight form Kathmandu

The factory new Agusta AW 139 Italian manufactured aircraft belonging to Nepalese Army made a maiden flight today from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) around 11:40 AM today marking a historical first flight of Agusta AW139 aircraft in Nepalese airspace. A successful test flight was done after the successful re-assembly of the aircraft today from its… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 04-Dec-18

Tourist dies due lengthy permission process for Helicopter rescue on restricted areas

Tourist dies due lengthy permission process for Helicopter rescue on restricted areas

A Canadian Tourist Randle Ferish Baker with PP No. 122473 died on Dolpa yesterday due to the lack of immediate medical evacuation and medical treatment following the lengthy permission for the Helicopter rescue on restricted areas. According to the source, a Simrik Air Helicopter had applied for the emergency rescue flight permission to the Home… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 03-Dec-18

Aviation industry of Nepal desperate for strict safety rules

Aviation industry of Nepal desperate for strict safety rules

Last week, two air accidents took place within a span of three days which resulted in killing three crews and injuring three others. A Let L-410UVP-E20 aircraft belonging to Summit Air (Goma Air) crashed when it attempted to land on runway 06 at Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport airstrip in Nepal on May 28 killing two cockpit crews… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 03-Dec-18

Introduction of New Heli-Lanes to expedite the Helicopter traffic inside Kathmandu

Introduction of New Heli-Lanes to expedite the Helicopter traffic inside Kathmandu

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAA Nepal) in collaboration with Helicopter Society of Nepal in response to the increasing Helicopter traffic congestion has expanded the existing Heli-Lanes. Upon the increasing demand for Helicopter traffic day by day, the CAA Nepal has expanded the existing Heli-Lanes. To mitigate the Helicopter congestion problem from TIA, the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 27-Nov-18

Annapurna Helicopter received approval from CAAN, Mustang to receive NOC in a few days

Annapurna Helicopter received approval from CAAN, Mustang to receive NOC in a few days

Annapurna Helicopter Company has received a green signal from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to initiate its operation. Annapurna Helicopter got approval on October 31 (Kartik 14) from the ministry level decision. According to the source, post receiving flight permission, the company has forwarded the document to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 16-Nov-18

CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

 The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal in response to the increasing Helicopter traffic has decided to amend the existing Heli-Lanes. Nepal has a booming private helicopter industry. Deputy Director General (DDG.2) for CAA Nepal, Mr Rajan Pokharel stated that the authorities will expand the new routes so that there will be no problem in operating… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 01-Nov-18

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Simrik Air receives H125 from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia

Simrik Air receives H125 from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia

The newly manufactured H125 (formerly known as AS350 B3e) Helicopter for Simrik Air fleet has departed yesterday’s Morning from Airbus Facility, Singapore to join its first and new base at Kathmandu. Officials from Simrik Air notified that the aircraft had left from its Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia, Singapore yesterday 12th of October and is expected… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-18

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Newly debuted Helicopter Society of Nepal meets the Tourism Minister

Newly debuted Helicopter Society of Nepal meets the Tourism Minister

Newly formed association of Helicopter companies of Nepal ‘Helicopter society of Nepal’ have made an official meeting with honorable Tourism Minister (MoCTCA) Rabindra Adhikari to explain about its importance and need on Sunday, 14th of October. Director of the association Captain Rameshwor Thapa explained about the association to the minister along with other high level… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-18

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RS Helicopter set to start H125 operations in Nepal

RS Helicopter set to start H125 operations in Nepal

R.S Helicopter Pvt. Ltd, a new operator in Nepal, was awarded License for operating Charter Helicopter services from Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) dated July 21st, 2018. According to the highly placed source, the helicopter company has been awarded License No. 161|075|76 from MoCTCA to operate 3 AS350B3e (H125) Helicopter with base outside… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 30-Aug-18

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CAAN to set fare standard for helicopter operation in Nepal

CAAN to set fare standard for helicopter operation in Nepal

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), aviation regulatory authority has planned to set charter flights’ fare for the helicopter company. Due to lack of government standards, Nepali helicopter companies had been charging irregular helicopter fare. Sanjeev Gautam, Director General of the Authority stated that the authority received report on the Fake rescue investigation conducted by the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Aug-18

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Flight Safety Dept. conducts meeting on safety enhancement of helicopter operation

Flight Safety Dept. conducts meeting on safety enhancement of helicopter operation

A meeting was held at Flight Safety Standards Department (FSSD), Sinamangal Kathmandu among all the helicopter operators of Nepal including flight safety chief, operational directors, chief pilots and safety directors. FSSD Chief Mr. Raju Shrestha highlighted safety enhancement in context of Nepalese helicopter operation. Captain GM Lama discussed the requirement of Ground Safety such as… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 20-Aug-18

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New modern helipad construction completed at Rasuwa

New modern helipad construction completed at Rasuwa

Construction of modern helipad has been completed in Rasuwa. Nepalese Army preserving Langtang National Park, working on construction of helipad that can even help to land helicopters in night, has been successfully completed. The helipad is constructed at the old helipad site. The construction of helipad located at Dhunche was estimated to cost around 1.5… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 16-Aug-18

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Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

The Nepalese Government has had to launch an investigation into the tourism sector as there has been a wide raise in fraudulent insurance activities. The investigation revealed that the trekking and mountaineering agencies, who deal with the customer and rescue organisations, have been adding larger claims and fake bills to helicopter rescues. The 700-page probe… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Aug-18

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Manang Air successfully completes CAAN Approved Training Organization Audit-2018

Manang Air successfully completes CAAN Approved Training Organization Audit-2018

Manang Air Private Limited, founded in 1997, sets a pace for the industry and expands the scope of operating helicopters and training’s in commercial air transportation within the Nepalese territory. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the sole aviation regulatory body of Nepal’s, Flight Safety Standard Division of Nepal (FSSD) had patent Manang Air Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 09-Aug-18

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Helicopters to be banned at Annapurna Base Camp

Helicopters to be banned at Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Rural Municipality has implemented a ban on helicopter operations in the area. The decision was made as a way of protecting the wildlife and vegetation in the area, after it was found that the helicopter noise and vibrations were scaring off wildlife, reports The Himalayan News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-18

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Prabhu new two Robinson R66 successfully commences its Proving flight

Prabhu new two Robinson R66 successfully commences its Proving flight

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… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 12-Jul-18

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Nepal Army procures one AW139 and two H125s

Nepal Army procures one AW139 and two H125s

As per the highly placed source, Nepalese Army (NA) has purchased one AgustaWestland’s AW139 Helicotper. The helicopter presently has been spotted flying at the Milan Area acquiring test registration ‘I-EASY’- C/N 31808 with its official Army Livery; National flag on the fin, six-sided red star bearing a yellow trident on the fuselage. The AW139 Chopper delivery… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Jul-18

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Nepal Army Constructs Helipad at Nepal-China border (Hilsa)

Nepal Army Constructs Helipad at Nepal-China border (Hilsa)

Nepalese Army (NA) has constructed a Helipad in the Hilsa Village in far western region of Humla district of Nepal within the border between Nepal and China with the aim to give the service to the locals and the tourists trekking at the district. According to the Source, the capacity of the two helipad builds… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Jul-18

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Mountain Helicopter conducts successful test flight from Bajhang to Hilsa

Mountain Helicopter conducts successful test flight from Bajhang to Hilsa

Helicopter test flight from Bajhang, Talkot to Hilsa has been successfully conducted on June 06,2018. Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd. Official Sudeep Shahi informed that Mountain Air helicopter which had arrived Bajhang on half an hour from Simikot because of adverse weather had reached Hilsa in 18 minutes from Talkot. Though Travel company… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 09-Jul-18

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Bajhang-Hilsa helicopter service to be initiated for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Bajhang-Hilsa helicopter service to be initiated for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Helicopter flight service is going to be started from Bajhang to Hilsa, aiming to provide services to the pilgrims travelling towards Kailash Mansarover at reasonable cost. Test flight will be conducted from Bajhang’s Talkot VDC Khaula to Hilsa on June 6. This service is going to be catered by Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt…. Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 05-Jul-18

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Prabhu added two new Robinson R66 to its fleet; Aircraft arrives Birgunj Custom

Prabhu added two new Robinson R66 to its fleet; Aircraft arrives Birgunj Custom

Prabhu Helicopter Pvt Ltd, only Robinson operator of the country has brought two brand new Turbine Robinson R66 helicopter, designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company in CA, USA for commercial operations, a statement issued by the company said today. According to the officials from Prabhu Helicopter, the aircraft cargo has already arrived Birgunj customs… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 18-Jun-18

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Fishtail Air gets new official name ‘Summit Helicopters’

Fishtail Air gets new official name ‘Summit Helicopters’

Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd., one of the prominent helicopter operators in Nepal has officially changed its name to Summit Helicopters. As per the information from company’s official, it has been a month that the Fishtail Air got a new name as Summit Helicopters. Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd. and Summit Air are the sister companies so,… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 18-Jun-18

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Mountain Air adds Airbus H125

Mountain Air adds Airbus H125

The Mountain Helicopters Pvt. Ltd, pioneering helicopter service company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and which has been in operation since 2009 has announced that the company has added another H125 also known as AS-350B3e Helicopter manufactured by Airbus helicopter for commercial operations in the country. The addition of H125 chopper of Mountain Helicopter ‘9N-ALD’  is… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 10-May-18

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Prabhu Helicopter adding two new Robinson R66 to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter adding two new Robinson R66 to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter Pvt. Ltd., one of the progressive airline companies of Nepal is preparing to add two new Robinson R66 helicopters to its fleet. Currently, the airline owns two R66 and one R44 series helicopter and with the addition of two more R66 the fleet size will be 5. As per the information from the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 01-May-18

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Nepal Army defends its decision over helicopter procurement process

Nepal Army defends its decision over helicopter procurement process

Nepal Army’s (NA) decisions to purchase three helicopters—one medium and two light helicopters—without or limited competition was questioned by the Office of Auditor General (OAG) to which army has defended and said that the decision was taken with compulsion. NA has already expedited the procurement process ahead and is now waiting for the delivery of… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 17-Apr-18

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Nepal Army decommissioning its two Alouette III series helicopters

Nepal Army decommissioning its two Alouette III series helicopters

Nepal Army is preparing to decommission its two Alouette III helicopters with registration ‘NA029’ and ‘NA030’ after the helicopters have flown 3300 and 1500 hours respectively. Both the helicopter will be retired on 12th Chaitra with special water salute ceremony at the territory of Directorate General of Army Aviation (DGAA), TIA, Gauchar. The decommissioning program will… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Mar-18

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Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

 The Kailash Helicopter Service Pvt Ltd has said that the company brought its first Airbus helicopter for commercial operations in the country today. According to Company officials, the six-seater AS 350(H125) B3E chopper has been added to its fleet. The chopper with a call sign ‘9N-AML’ has landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:20 PM… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Mar-18

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Manang Air welcomes new Airbus to its fleet

Manang Air welcomes new Airbus to its fleet

 The Manang Air Pvt Ltd brought another Airbus H125 with MSN 8477  helicopter for commercial operations in the country, a statement issued by the company today said. Assembled in Singapore-based Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia Pvt Ltd, the chopper with a call sign 9N-AMV landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 2:50 pm Local Time while… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 26-Feb-18

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Manang Air to receive H125 late February

Manang Air to receive H125 late February

 Manang Air is all set for adding a brand new H125 (AS 350 B3e) helicopter to its fleet which will arrive Kathmandu within coming few weeks. Manang Air Officials told Aviation Nepal that the 2 phases of registration process of the aircraft have already been accomplished. The new helicopter has also received a Nepalese Registration… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 05-Feb-18

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Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

 Nepal Army (NA) has already started the groundwork for procuring two more Russian made Mi-17 V5 helicopter however, the Ukraine based company has been lobbying NA via political and business agents. At present, NA and the Government of Nepal have been discussing about the procurement of appropriate helicopter after the Ukrainian company approached with MI-8… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 08-Jan-18

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Kailash Helicopter to start Nepal operation in February 2018

Kailash Helicopter to start Nepal operation in February 2018

Kailash Helicopter ,a new helicopter charter company  received No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) today. Kailash is headed to introduce a brand new Airbus AS350 B3e in its fleet to start its service by February 2018. It can be expected that the company is now in final preparations to initialize its service…. Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Dec-17

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Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter Pvt Ltd brought its third brand new Turbine Robinson R66 helicopter, designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company in CA, USA for commercial operations in the country, a statement issued by the company today said. According to the Officials from Prabhu Helicopter, the company’s third chopper reached its base at Pokhara Airport on… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-17

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Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty factory made H-125 (Former AS 350 B3e) Helicopter manufactured by Airbus with Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMI’ has landed on the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The Helicopter was dispatched from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia, Singapore on 13th September and landed today at around 11:55 AM local time in Nepal via transiting… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 29-Sep-17

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Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

The recently arrived Airbus AS 350 B3e (H-125) Helicopter on Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMS’ to join Altitude Air fleet has begun commercial operation from today. According to the officials from Altitude Air, the new chopper has successfully completed its first flight taking off from the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at around 10:15… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Sep-17

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Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter who had placed an order with Robinson Helicopter Company, USA on May, 2017 is nearing to take the delivery of brand new Turbine Robinson R66 Helicopter. As per the information from the officials, the R66 helicopter is expected to show up at Nepal by the third week of September. The Helicopter cargo will… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Sep-17

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Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air the newly introduced heli operator company has successfully completed the acceptance of its new AS 350 B3e (H125) chopper on August 21, 2017 at Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia and is planning to start its operation in Nepali aviation industry shortly. According to the officials from Altitude Air, the company has successfully completed the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Aug-17

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Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

The helicopter company Air Dynasty Heli service Pvt Ltd. apparently seems working in the final stage on the procurement of one new AS 350 B3e series rotor aircraft, a single-engine light helicopter manufactured by the by Airbus Helicopter. Mr. Bal Krishna Pandit, Spokesperson for Air Dynasty notified Aviation Nepal that an AS 350 B3e is… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Aug-17

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Addition of the second fleet AS 350 B3e by Altitude Air shortly

Addition of the second fleet AS 350 B3e by Altitude Air shortly

Altitude Air, recently registered charter helicopter operator of Nepal in the final stage of on procurement of factory made Airbus AS 350 B3e series rotor aircraft, single-engine light helicopter manufactured by the by Airbus Helicopter in its fleet. Officials’ from Altitude Air notified Aviation Nepal that an AS 350 B3e is planned to be introduced… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 08-Aug-17

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Nepal – Prabhu Helicopter orders R66

Nepal – Prabhu Helicopter orders R66

According to the Prabhu Helicopter official website, it had placed an order with Robinson Helicopter Company, CA, USA to procure brand new Turbine Robinson R66 on May, 2017 and the new helicopter is expected to arrive in Nepal by this September. The company is planning to initiate its operation from Kathmandu to the near and… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 09-Jul-17

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Airbus signs its first HCare Smart contract with Fishtail Air

Airbus signs its first HCare Smart contract with Fishtail Air

Airbus Helicopters has signed its first HCare Smart contract with Fishtail in Nepal. Under the contract, two H125 helicopters operated by Fishtail Air will be covered by Airbus’ HCare program for a period of five years. The contract covers both scheduled and un-scheduled events providing all necessary support to the operator to carry out its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jun-17

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07-May-17 9N-AKG Airbus AS350B3e Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Helicopter was hit by an object while flying and damage was sustained to the boom (picture).

07-May-17

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AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx single engine helicopter together with Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meter peaks in winter. Initial flying activities have been accomplished between March 24th and 28th and the tour is expected to be completed by mid-April. The goal of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Apr-17

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AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

Two successful characters for a two-week demo tour in Nepal: the Leonardo AW119Kx helicopter and Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meters peaks in winter. The goal of the demo tour is to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the AW119Kx at 24,000 feet, in order to carry out helicopter rescue missions at hitherto unimaginable… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Apr-17

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First Flight for New Simrik Air 407 GXP

First Flight for New Simrik Air 407 GXP

Simrik Air’s new Bell 407 GXP with the call sign of 9N-ALT completed its first flight. It took off from Kathmandu and landed at Langtang, with 5 passengers and piloted by Capt. Siddhartha Jung Gurung. This first flight commences its commercial use. The helicopter fits up to six passengers and with a glass flight deck… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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Nepal Holds Helicopter Conference

Nepal Holds Helicopter Conference

An International Military Helicopter Conference will be held in Nepal, this coming January. Millennium Post reports that Hindustan Aeronautics LTD will not being joining. The 1950 peace treaty has ensured that India and Nepal have been able to work together amicably, but the conference will put the treaty in danger. Not only do they plan… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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Shree Airlines plans expansion into fixed wing ops

Shree Airlines plans expansion into fixed wing ops

Shree Airlines, Nepal’s largest helicopter operator has brought on a plan to help their ever shrinking air passenger movement by diversifying into fixed-wing operations. Their plan involves bringing in three 50-seater Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet aircraft (CRJ-200) and three 100-seater Embraer ERJ aircraft to add to their fleet of six MI-17 and four Eurocopter AS350… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-16

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Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepalese operator Fishtail Air is taking delivery of an H125 helicopter.  The shipment is due to arrive on 8th July 2016 at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital city. While the helicopter was being quoted as new from the factory, it is now clear that is it new to the operator and it is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-16

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Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Local media is reporting that Nepalese operator Simrik Air has bought and imported an AS350B3 to add to its fleet, having imported it from Panama.  The 2005-build aircraft with serial 3786 has been operated from new in the central American country. The aircraft arrived by air freight early on Saturday 25th June at Tribhuvan International… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-16

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Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

The mountainous kingdom of Nepal is well known for Mount Everest, but last year became the focus point of a significant relief effort after a massive earthquake.  After that natural disaster, the Nepalese Army added two Mil Mi-17s to the one they already had, but that exacerbates a problem of having a small fleet spread… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jun-16

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17-Mar-16 9N-AJI Airbus AS350B3e Langtang, Nepal

Crashed on take off after unloading construction materials, ending on its starboard side.

17-Mar-16

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Bell sell first 407GXP into Nepal

Bell sell first 407GXP into Nepal

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an agreement for the purchase of the first Bell 407GXP in Nepal. This will be the customer’s first Bell helicopter and will be outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including travel and tourism. Chairman of Simrik Air Pvt Ltd., Capt. Rameshwar Thapa, joined Bell Helicopter’s leadership team… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Feb-16

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Bell concludes Nepal demo tour with the 407GXP

Bell concludes Nepal demo tour with the 407GXP

Bell has just announced that they have taken a 407GXP on a demo tour of Nepal, not only to target local sales, but to put a stake in the ground on the model’s performance profile. The 407GXP was launched at Heli-Expo in March 2015, and brings a 50 lb (22kg) payload increase and pilot workload… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-15

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Nepal denies entry to three British Chinooks

Nepal denies entry to three British Chinooks

Nepal’s government said Sunday (May 10) it has denied entry to three British military helicopters sent to help the earthquake relief effort because of fears they could damage buildings when landing. See Full Story

Source: Channel New Asia, 12-May-15

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Airbus Foundation Coordinates Relief Flight To Nepal

Airbus Foundation Coordinates Relief Flight To Nepal

The Airbus Foundation has coordinated with the French Government’s Crisis Centre the transport of 50 humanitarian staff, 21 tonnes of food and medical aid from Paris to Kathmandu onboard an Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft. These are destined to the victims of the terrible earthquake that shook the country on 25 April, the worst in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Apr-15

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29-Apr-15 Airbus AS350B Langtang Valley, Nepal (1F)

Accident happened in the rescue operations following a major earthquake which hit Nepal on 25-Apr-15.  Nepalese villagers had demanded to be rescued before the tourists and in the ensuing confusion, a villager was killed by the rotor blades – likely that means “walked into the tail rotor”

29-Apr-15

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India to donate Dhruv helicopter to Nepal

India to donate Dhruv helicopter to Nepal

India is going to gift its indigenous advanced light helicopter (ALH), generically named HAL Dhruv, to Nepal. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over the helicopter during the 18th Saarc Summit to be held in Kathmandu on November 26-27. See Full Story

Source: ek, 18-Nov-14

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Nepal restricts helicopter use above Base Camp level

Nepal restricts helicopter use above Base Camp level

Using a helicopter constitutes a serious moral and legal violation of tradition in mountaineering as well as aviation activities in Nepal.  See full story

Source: Xinhua, 07-Jul-14

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Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

Remote Lands, the world’s foremost ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, today launched an extensive range of private helicopter experiences throughout Asia. Drawing on its years of experience in Asia luxury travel, and on its network of helicopter suppliers across the region, Remote Lands has created a collection of its favourite helicopter trips in 13 countries, with… Read more »

Source: Remote Lands, 25-Mar-14

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Turbomeca rewards three customers in Nepal

Turbomeca rewards three customers in Nepal

Turbomeca (Safran) rewards executives from three customers from Nepal. On behalf of the Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), Turbomeca CEO Olivier Andriès will present trophies to Mr. Sudhir Mittal, Chairman Shree Airlines; Capt Dawa Sherpa, Chairman Mountain Helicopters and Capt Rameswar Thapa, Chairman of Simrik Air. Shree Airlines recently took delivery of an AS… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Feb-14

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Shree Airlines receives first of five AS350B3e helicopters

Shree Airlines receives first of five AS350B3e helicopters

Shree Airlines today received the first of five AS350 B3e rotorcraft ordered last year from Airbus Helicopters, expanding this Nepal-based operator’s capabilities for passenger transport and utility missions throughout the region. The new AS350 B3e was formally presented to Shree Airlines at the Singapore Airshow, where this helicopter is on display at the Changi Exhibition… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Feb-14

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Fishtail Air and Goma Air collaborate on Nepal tourism

Fishtail Air and Goma Air collaborate on Nepal tourism

Fishtail Air & Goma Air has launched a pact to work in coordination to enhance the country’s tourism. Chairman of Fishtail as well as Goma Air, Mr. Bikash JB Rana said, “Collaborated services of Fishtail Air and Goma Air will be able to offer more effective services to the increasing number of tourist in Nepal.”… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 30-Jan-14

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Nepal orders two Mil helicopters

Nepal orders two Mil helicopters

The Government of Nepal is reported to have signed a contract for the supply of two M il MI-17V5 helicopters, for delivery later in 2014.   The source of this news – the ITAR-TASS agency – cites a source close to Nepalese Ministry of Defense.  No other information is available at this time File photo Jeremy… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jan-14

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26-Sep-13 9N-AEX Eurocopter AS350B Lukla, Nepal

Skids caught on fence on final approach to land. Helicopter ended up on its starboard side, injuring all four on board, one seriously.  Occupants named here as DG Sherpa, Anita Sherpa, Lakpa Sonam Sherpa, and helicopter pilot Captain Arun Malla.

26-Sep-13

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02-Jul-13 Mil Mi-17 Kushma Bazaar, Nepal

Emergency landing due to weather.  Later reported as typical in monsoon season

02-Jul-13

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Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders five AS350B3e and three EC130T2

Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders five AS350B3e and three EC130T2

Nepal’s Shree Airlines has placed an order for eight helicopters from Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family – comprising five AS350 B3e and three EC130 T2 – for use in search and rescue, aerial work, disaster relief missions and heli-tourism. With this major acquisition, Shree Airlines becomes the largest Ecureuil operator in South Asia. Shree Airlines, a leading… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jun-13

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19-Jun-13 I-VIEW Eurocopter AS350B3+ Muchu, Nepal (1F)

Crashed when trying  to make an emergency landing on the bank of Karnali River, killing one of the 6 POB.  According to this report Police have identified the deceased as Tek Bahadur Tapali, station manager of Humla office of the Nepalese CAA.  The injured were named as pilot David Talu, an Italian national, flight manager Dilak… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 19-Jun-13

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Nepal – Fishtail Air summarise their Spring season 2013

Nepal – Fishtail Air summarise their Spring season 2013

As the spring 2013 came to an end, Fishtail Air had yet another productive spell. From the beginning of the season since March, Fishtail Air effectively carried out more than 200 Rescue Flights as well as Cargo Shipment of over 1,00,000 kilograms. A handful number of mountain flights and search flights were conducted specially in the Everest and Dhaulagiri… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 17-Jun-13

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Fishtail Air carry out rescue with AS350B3 at 25,590ft

Fishtail Air carry out rescue with AS350B3 at 25,590ft

Yet again, Fishtail Air and Simone Moro have succeeded in carrying out the highest ever helicopter rescue on Everest. The rescue was carried out in an incredible altitude of 7,800 m (that’s 25,590 ft. Ed). Despite the difficulty to fly in thin air at such high altitudes, renowned Italian climber Simone Moro piloted the AS… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 28-May-13

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Nepal’s Fishtail Air adds an AS350B3+

Nepal’s Fishtail Air adds an AS350B3+

Fishtail Air’s newest helicopter commenced its first commercial flight on 11th April, 2013! The AS 350 B3+ single-engine light helicopter had arrived in Nepal on 29th March after having left Italy on 18th March 2013. Registered I-VIEW, the helicopter is fitted with 5+1 passenger seat version and is constantly ready to undertake real challenges and… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 19-Apr-13

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Himalayan helicopter operator starts fixed wing ops

Himalayan helicopter operator starts fixed wing ops

Simrik Air, which flies two BK117s and a pair of Eurocopter AS350B3e helicopters has started scheduled operations wtih a Beech 1900.  The initial route goes from the capital Kathmandhu to Pokhara, approximately 200km to the west, with three return flights daily.  Executive chairman of Simrik Airlines Rameswhar Thapa made a statement saying that operations started… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-13

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Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Last Friday, the Nepalese Government approved the purchase of two Mil Mi-17 helicopters for their Army – with funds being released in 2014.  The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister at Singha Durbar approved the amount of 3 billion Nepalese rupees – rather a round number, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-13

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15-Sep-12 Mil MI-17 Banke, Nepal

emergency landing due to bad weather

15-Sep-12

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Fishtail Air achieve long-line vertical-face rescue at 6,380m altitude

Fishtail Air achieve long-line vertical-face rescue at 6,380m altitude

Our Italian duo of rescue experts Capt. Piergiorgio Rosati and Capt. (Mountain climber) Simone Moro rescued the dead body of a Ukrainian man whose body has been stuck at Tengkangpoche about 18 months using the longline from our B3 helicopter. The Ukrainian climber had been climbing the Tengkangpoche peak 18 months ago with his female… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 25-May-12

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