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EU remain unimpressed by Nepal aviation safety standards

EU remain unimpressed by Nepal aviation safety standards

15-Dec-2020Source: The Kathmandu Post

While the European Union applauded the Nepal government’s firm commitment to improving its air safety mechanism, the lawmaking body—the European Commission—has questioned the issuance of air operator certificates to new Nepali carriers without sufficient compliance with international safety standards. See Full Story.... Read more

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-2020

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

New helipad constructed at Baluwatar

New helipad constructed at Baluwatar

16-Nov-2020Source: Khabarhub.com

A new helipad has been constructed on the premises of Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar. See Full Story.... Read more

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

20-Oct-2020Source: Simrik Air

Reproduced from Aviation Nepal with permission. This is NOT a press release. HeliHub.com has an exclusive agreement with Aviation Nepal which allows us to reproduce helicopter news which they publish. Copyright and full responsibility for the content of this article remains with Aviation Nepal. Simrik Air has initiated exclusive air ambulance services for COVID-19 positive... Read more

Nepal – Simrik Air orders two Bell 505s

Nepal – Simrik Air orders two Bell 505s

14-Feb-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the order of the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters into Nepal with Simrik Air. The aircraft will be operated by Simrik Air and will be used primarily for private and corporate charters.      “Simrik Air’s purchase of the first two Bell 505s in Nepal is... Read more

Nepal – Summit Helicopters rebrands back to original Fishtail Air name

Nepal – Summit Helicopters rebrands back to original Fishtail Air name

17-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Back in June 2018, Fishtail Air (as it was then) announced that their company name changed on May 25, 2018, from “Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd.” to “Summit Helicopters Pvt. Ltd”, noting that the company will continue to operate in its current structure, and contacts will remain unchanged. Other than these visible changes, there was no change... Read more

Nepalese operators facing pilot shortage

Nepalese operators facing pilot shortage

23-May-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Nepalese helicopter companies are facing a scare of pilot to operate helicopters in the mountain climbing season. 30 helicopters of 10 helicopter companies, registered in Nepal are busy in the Khumbu area. According to the Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSoN), most of the flights are operated from Lukla to Kalapatthar, Goraksep, Ferichey, Fhakdin, and Sagarmatha... Read more

Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

6-May-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

The helipad construction process has been started in every area of the ward at Jumla district. Devendra Prasad Shrestha, Assistant Chief District Officer stated that Local level is being coordinated for helipad construction. He said that among the construction of helipads at 60 wards, 7 VDCs and 1 municiplaity site has been initiated. Assistant Chief... Read more

Next Airbus H125 for Simrik Air arrives this week

Next Airbus H125 for Simrik Air arrives this week

24-Apr-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Simrik Air, a private helicopter company has add one more chopper in it’s Fleet. Simrik Air has purchased another brand new Airbus AS350 B3e with a call sign 9N-ANB. The chopper is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 27th April 2019. With this new addition, Simrik Air will now be having total... Read more

Two Nepalese operators to add Airbus H125 in coming weeks

Two Nepalese operators to add Airbus H125 in coming weeks

20-Mar-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Two Private helicopter operators of Nepal, Simrik Air and Altitude Air, are gearing up for a fierce battle with both of them racing to induct brand new H125 (AS350 B3e) series Airbus Helicopter into their fleet by this season. According to the Highly placed source, the estimated cost of the helicopter is Nrs 310 million... Read more

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

28-Feb-2019

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman... Read more

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes

14-Feb-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has implemented new Heli-lanes inside Kathmandu. The Heli-lanes are built for arrival and departure of helicopter inside the capital city maintaining specified height and route which doesn’t overlap over security sensitive area. CAAN implemented new routes that doesn’t overlap 2 main security sensitive area; Presidential Residence (Rastrapati Bhavan) and... Read more

Kailash Helicopter plans to add more helicopters

Kailash Helicopter plans to add more helicopters

13-Feb-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Kailash Helicopter Services (KHS) Pvt. Ltd. is planning to add more choppers by investing NRs 24 crore. Kailash Helicopter’s AS350 B2 with registration ‘9N-AJJ’ started its commercial operation from April 11, 2018. Shree Hari Kuikal, chief of operation stated that the company is planning to buy used helicopters. “The helicopter will touch down Nepal within... Read more

HSN provides their verdict on latest Helicopter Scam news

HSN provides their verdict on latest Helicopter Scam news

30-Jan-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSN) made serious concern about latest news on fake rescue scam during press meet held today. HSN hold press meeting today after recent news on national and international media made news highlight over malpractice by helicopter, trekking and hospital sector creating fake rescue scam. Yog Raj Kandel, Secretary General of the... Read more

MoCTCA directs CAAN to ban helicopter operations at ABC area

MoCTCA directs CAAN to ban helicopter operations at ABC area

13-Dec-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

The helicopter’s commercial flight has been stopped at the Annapurna Base Camp with a strict law enforcement. Rabindra Adhikari, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has directed to stop commercial flights apart from ‘rescue’ at Annapurna base camp as Annapurna Ghaupalika has been struggling to stop commercial flights. “At any point, the helicopter are... Read more

Helicopter Society of Nepal inaugurated

Helicopter Society of Nepal inaugurated

10-Dec-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Three new helicopter companies nearing to receive AOC

Three new helicopter companies nearing to receive AOC

10-Dec-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Nepalese Army Agusta AW139 makes maiden flight form Kathmandu

Nepalese Army Agusta AW139 makes maiden flight form Kathmandu

4-Dec-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

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

3-Dec-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Aviation industry of Nepal desperate for strict safety rules

Aviation industry of Nepal desperate for strict safety rules

3-Dec-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

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

27-Nov-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

16-Nov-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

1-Nov-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

 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

Simrik Air receives H125 from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia

Simrik Air receives H125 from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia

23-Oct-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Newly debuted Helicopter Society of Nepal meets the Tourism Minister

Newly debuted Helicopter Society of Nepal meets the Tourism Minister

23-Oct-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

RS Helicopter set to start H125 operations in Nepal

RS Helicopter set to start H125 operations in Nepal

30-Aug-2018Source: Aviation 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

CAAN to set fare standard for helicopter operation in Nepal

CAAN to set fare standard for helicopter operation in Nepal

23-Aug-2018Source: Aviation 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

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

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

20-Aug-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

New modern helipad construction completed at Rasuwa

New modern helipad construction completed at Rasuwa

16-Aug-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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

Manang Air successfully completes CAAN Approved Training Organization Audit-2018

Manang Air successfully completes CAAN Approved Training Organization Audit-2018

9-Aug-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Helicopters to be banned at Annapurna Base Camp

Helicopters to be banned at Annapurna Base Camp

8-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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.  ... Read more

Prabhu new two Robinson R66 successfully commences its Proving flight

Prabhu new two Robinson R66 successfully commences its Proving flight

12-Jul-2018Source: 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... Read more

Nepal Army procures one AW139 and two H125s

Nepal Army procures one AW139 and two H125s

11-Jul-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

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

11-Jul-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Mountain Helicopter conducts successful test flight from Bajhang to Hilsa

Mountain Helicopter conducts successful test flight from Bajhang to Hilsa

9-Jul-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

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

5-Jul-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

18-Jun-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Fishtail Air gets new official name ‘Summit Helicopters’

Fishtail Air gets new official name ‘Summit Helicopters’

18-Jun-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Mountain Air adds Airbus H125

Mountain Air adds Airbus H125

10-May-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Prabhu Helicopter adding two new Robinson R66 to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter adding two new Robinson R66 to its fleet

1-May-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Nepal Army defends its decision over helicopter procurement process

Nepal Army defends its decision over helicopter procurement process

17-Apr-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Nepal Army decommissioning its two Alouette III series helicopters

Nepal Army decommissioning its two Alouette III series helicopters

23-Mar-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

13-Mar-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

 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

Manang Air welcomes new Airbus to its fleet

Manang Air welcomes new Airbus to its fleet

26-Feb-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

 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

Manang Air to receive H125 late February

Manang Air to receive H125 late February

5-Feb-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

 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

Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

8-Jan-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

 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

Kailash Helicopter to start Nepal operation in February 2018

Kailash Helicopter to start Nepal operation in February 2018

11-Dec-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 to its fleet

23-Oct-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

29-Sep-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

13-Sep-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

11-Sep-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

24-Aug-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

24-Aug-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

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

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

8-Aug-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Nepal – Prabhu Helicopter orders R66

Nepal – Prabhu Helicopter orders R66

9-Jul-2017Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Airbus signs its first HCare Smart contract with Fishtail Air

Airbus signs its first HCare Smart contract with Fishtail Air

19-Jun-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

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

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

7-May-2017

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

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

10-Apr-2017Source: Leonardo

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

AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

4-Apr-2017Source: Leonardo

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

First Flight for New Simrik Air 407 GXP

First Flight for New Simrik Air 407 GXP

13-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Nepal Holds Helicopter Conference

Nepal Holds Helicopter Conference

4-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Shree Airlines plans expansion into fixed wing ops

Shree Airlines plans expansion into fixed wing ops

6-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

30-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

29-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

17-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

17-Mar-2016

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

Bell sell first 407GXP into Nepal

Bell sell first 407GXP into Nepal

17-Feb-2016Source: Bell

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

Bell concludes Nepal demo tour with the 407GXP

Bell concludes Nepal demo tour with the 407GXP

18-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

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

Nepal denies entry to three British Chinooks

Nepal denies entry to three British Chinooks

12-May-2015Source: Channel New Asia

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... Read more

Airbus Foundation Coordinates Relief Flight To Nepal

Airbus Foundation Coordinates Relief Flight To Nepal

30-Apr-2015Source: Airbus

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

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

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

29-Apr-2015

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”... Read more

India to donate Dhruv helicopter to Nepal

India to donate Dhruv helicopter to Nepal

18-Nov-2014Source: ek

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... Read more

Nepal restricts helicopter use above Base Camp level

Nepal restricts helicopter use above Base Camp level

7-Jul-2014Source: Xinhua

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

Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

25-Mar-2014Source: Remote Lands

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

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