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Bid deadline for Pawan Hans extended by a month

Bid deadline for Pawan Hans extended by a month

20-Jan-2021Source: The Tribune India

The government has extended the preliminary bid submission deadline for buying Pawan Hans by a month till February 18. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Pawan Hans launch route from Kargil to Srinagar

Pawan Hans launch route from Kargil to Srinagar

15-Dec-2020Source: DAILYEXCELSIOR.COM

In Kargil Ladakh, the second service of Pawan Hans MI 17 Helicopter Service between Kargil to Srinagr started today and lifted total 27 passengers, 13 Passengers from Kargil to Srinagar and 14 from Srinagar to Kargil. The General Public are satisficed with the start of the service as it will ease the issue of transportation... Read more

Much more attractive terms as Pawan Hans for sale for 4th time

Much more attractive terms as Pawan Hans for sale for 4th time

10-Dec-2020Source: Financial Express

Pawan Hans’s total equity and liabilities, including debt, are worth Rs 1,303 crore as on March 31, 2020, almost matched by assets. See Full Story. ... Read more

Pawan Hans appoints new chairman and managing director

Pawan Hans appoints new chairman and managing director

12-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans have announced that Sanjeev Razdan has been appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD).  Razdan is at present general manager at the operator, the largest in India, and has been appointed as the CMD for a five-year tenure. Pawan Hans is owned by the Indian Government, 49% by the state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation... Read more

Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

25-Sep-2019Source: Hindustan Times

At a time when loss-making Pawan Hans is in the process of being privatised, the helicopter company has issued a notice inviting applicants for the post of its chairman and managing director (CMD) See full story... Read more

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

20-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the future introduction of two new categories of rotorcraft in the PHL fleet as well as for the repair, maintenance and overhaul of its existing AS365N Dauphin helicopters. The MoU, signed by Air Commodore Dayasagar, Executive Director at... Read more

Pawan Hans unable to pay April salaries

Pawan Hans unable to pay April salaries

30-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

India’s largest helicopter operator, Pawan Hans, is in a financial crisis and unable to pay employee salaries for April. The company reportedly sent a circular sent to employees on Thursday saying that the company is facing “an uncomfortable financial position”. It is also the time of year that salary levels are historically reviewed, according to... Read more

Indian Government confirms scrapping of Pawan Hans sale, promising update soon

Indian Government confirms scrapping of Pawan Hans sale, promising update soon

9-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Government has decided to scrap the bidding process of Pawan Hans. Pawan Hans is a 51:49 joint venture between the government and ONGC. The government had planned to sell their part of the shares. Further details regarding their next steps are still to be announced, reports Web India.... Read more

Pawan Hans share sale falls apart

Pawan Hans share sale falls apart

19-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Government has had a large setback regarding the sale of their 51% stake in Pawan Hans. The sale has failed to attract enough attention, with not enough bidders coming to the table. Two bidders who remain in competition are Global Vectra Helicorp and Continental Helicopters, reports Business Standard.... Read more

25 accidents in 30 years – Regulator criticises Pawan Hans bosses

25 accidents in 30 years – Regulator criticises Pawan Hans bosses

29-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Over the past 30 years, Pawan Hans has been involved in 25 accidents, where 91 people have died. This has caused the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to launch a probe into the company. Five of the 25 cases are still undergoing investigation, but reports show that common findings from all cases include non-fulfillment of... Read more

Pawan Hans staff to bid for Government 51% stake

Pawan Hans staff to bid for Government 51% stake

11-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The All India Civil Aviation Employees’ Union, made up of over 300 workers, is planning to purchase the government’s 51% stake of Pawan Hans. The stake is valued at Rs 500 crore, reports India Times. They are currently drawing up a proposal and should the plan go ahead, it will be known as a “historic... Read more

Rohini Heliport kept separate from Pawan Hans IPO

Rohini Heliport kept separate from Pawan Hans IPO

6-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans has recently set up Rohini Heliport, the first integrated heliport. It is still being kept separate from the Miniratna PSU’s disinvestment process. It’s operations will be run by AAI, reports EENADU India.... Read more

Indian Government starts sale of majority of Pawan Hans

Indian Government starts sale of majority of Pawan Hans

16-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Government announced on Friday that they have started the process of selling off their stake in operator Pawan Hans.  The 51% stake will mean that the Government no longer controls the company, although the remaining 49% will stay with ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.  ONGC was originally fully government owned, although... Read more

Pawan Hans collaborates with University on aeronautics course

Pawan Hans collaborates with University on aeronautics course

2-Aug-2017Source: Jamia Millia Islamia University

In a first for a Central university, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be offering a three-year B. Sc. (Aeronautics) degree in collaboration with the country’s national helicopter company, Pawan Hans Limited (PHL), a mini-Ratna Public Sector Undertaking. A Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) for the academic collaboration was signed today by Mr. A. P. Siddiqui, Registrar,... Read more

India to hold first Heli-Expo in November

India to hold first Heli-Expo in November

18-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Aero Expo India-2017 will be held this year from November 2-5. During this time, India will hold their first Heli-Expo in Rohini at Pawan Hans’ Heliport for the last two days of the expo. They are hoping that the expo will help bring in a boost to the regional air connectivity. The Rohini Heliport... Read more

Pawan Hans enters MoU with UP Government

Pawan Hans enters MoU with UP Government

12-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Uttar Pradesh Government has entered into a MoU with Pawan Hans to provide helicopter flights to 10 major tourist destinations such as the Taj Mahal, Vrindavan and Varanasi. The first flights available will be from Noida to Agra, reports India Times.... Read more

SBI Caps Involved in Pawan Hans Disinvestment

SBI Caps Involved in Pawan Hans Disinvestment

5-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian government has called on SBI Caps to ready the documents for disinvestment for Pawan Hans as well as act as a transaction advisor. The disinvestment looks to be complete by March 2018. Also working on the matter is RBSA who is the “asset valuer” and Crawford Baylay & Co who is supervising legal... Read more

Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

4-Apr-2017Source: Pawan Hans

Mumbai University has teamed up with Pawan Hans, a state-run helicopter services operator on March 23, 2017, to launch Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aeronautical Engineering. The varsity is also taking steps to launch a course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the coming academic session. Students enrolled for this programme will be trained by professionals... Read more

Pawan Hans Offers Air Connectivity Across India

Pawan Hans Offers Air Connectivity Across India

31-Mar-2017Source: Pawan Hans

Pawan Hans Ltd., a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been playing pivotal role in providing air connectivity across the country by way of regular passenger services, charter services including meeting the requirements of vital offshore support services. Pawan Hans is commencing Helicopter Ride and Helicopter Delhi Darshan from state-of-the-art... Read more

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

28-Mar-2017Source: Pawan Hans

Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) appointing the Indian helicopter operator as Airbus Helicopters’ approved maintenance centre for the Dauphin and Ecureuil rotorcraft. The MoU has the provision to enlarge Pawan Hans’ scope of maintenance services in the future to include other Airbus helicopter types. “We are proud... Read more

Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

28-Mar-2017Source: Pawan Hans

Pawan Hansn in assocation of Ministry of Civil Aviation dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation in an inaugural event today at Rohini Heliport, Delhi. This Heliport would provide all helicopter operational facilities and will decongest busy Indira Gandhi International Airport, and also promote Regional Air connectivity through helicopters in the Northern part of the... Read more

Pawan Hans and State of Arunachal Pradesh to Pay Compensation

Pawan Hans and State of Arunachal Pradesh to Pay Compensation

22-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans and the State of Arunachal Pradesh are to jointly pay compensation to Dr Rama Shankar. Dr Shankar has filed a complaint of deficiency in service and mental harassment. He says that he was asked to de-board the helicopter going to Naharlagun just before take-off, after showing his ticket and boarding the aircraft. He... Read more

Pawan Hans Employees Complain to Aviation Minister

Pawan Hans Employees Complain to Aviation Minister

13-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Through All India Civil Aviation Employees Union, representatives of Pawan Hans met up with Ashok Gajapathi, the civil aviation minister. They sent in a memorandum asking that the company be allowed to put into action their IPO plan, before the company is sold. The government has a 51% stake in the company and Oil and... Read more

Pawan Hans Sale Opposed by Employee Unions

Pawan Hans Sale Opposed by Employee Unions

7-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The sale of Pawan Hans has caused employees to turn to unions. The Prime Minister’s Office has received a letter from All India Civil Aviation Employee’s Union, stating that the sale of the company has been made in an arbitrary manner and without proper thought towards its history and financial performance, reports Aviation India. The... Read more

Pawan Hans Expansion Plans

Pawan Hans Expansion Plans

6-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans has unveiled their plans to expand their services of Regional Air Connectivity to all districts of India. Included in these plans is a vision document 2020 and they are underway with a business plan 2027. Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Sharma has said that the use of helicopters can provide immediate connectivity as... Read more

Maharashtra Tourism to Increase Subsidies to Get Helicopter Flying Again

Maharashtra Tourism to Increase Subsidies to Get Helicopter Flying Again

5-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Long Awaited Helicopter Service for Manipur

Long Awaited Helicopter Service for Manipur

1-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Under its Regional Connectivity Scheme, Manipur will finally be able to connect Imphal to the headquarters of hill districts through a new helicopter service. The proposal for such a service was in the pipelines for years, with approval being given but no action had ever occurred to make it happen. A Memorandum of Understanding will... Read more

Pawan Hans Sets New Goals ahead of stock market flotation

Pawan Hans Sets New Goals ahead of stock market flotation

17-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans, an Indian Government-owned company is setting new goals for when they open to the public in either late 2017 or early 2018. By 2027 they aim to have a revenue of Rs 1600 crore, from the Rs 500 crore they currently have. They are looking into new and different avenues for growth in... Read more

Pawan Hans diversifies further ahead of IPO

Pawan Hans diversifies further ahead of IPO

6-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Prior to its intended stock offering, Indian operator Pawan Hans is under some pressure to diversify and be less dependant on offshore helicopter operations.  The company has already announced four regional helicopter maintenance centres and plans to manage heliports. The local Economic Times news points to the new civil aviation policy proposed by the Indian... Read more

Pawan Hans to launch Ujjain route

Pawan Hans to launch Ujjain route

14-Apr-2016Source: Times of India

During the Simhastha festival, pilgrims will have to walk long distances to reach the temple site and banks of Kshipra river to take the holy dip. The helicopter service is expected to take them straight to the river for performing rituals  See full story... Read more

IRCTC to sell tickets for Pawan Hans helicopter service

IRCTC to sell tickets for Pawan Hans helicopter service

23-Mar-2016Source: PTI

Seeking to promote helicopter -tourism, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and Pawan Hans have joined hands under an agreement that would allow flyers to book tickets through IRCTC website. Pawan Hans is a PSU of the Civil Aviation Ministry. The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to implement the ‘heli project’ by making joint... Read more

HAL and Pawan Hans to establish maintenance JV in Delhi

HAL and Pawan Hans to establish maintenance JV in Delhi

21-Mar-2016Source: HAL

HAL and Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) signed an MoU to establish a Joint Venture at Rohini (Delhi) to carry-out the maintenance work related to all types of helicopters and address the needs of defence and civil markets in India and other countries at a program held at the ongoing India Aviation-2016 at Hyderabad today. Mr. Ashok... Read more

MTDC propose new helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran

MTDC propose new helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran

9-Mar-2016Source: Mid-Day

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has proposed a helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran, but face a green block in the form of the Bombay Environment Action Group (see full story)... Read more

Pawan Hans plans four regional MRO centres ahead of IPO

Pawan Hans plans four regional MRO centres ahead of IPO

22-Feb-2016Source: Live Mint

State-run Pawan Hans Ltd is planning to set up four maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firms as a part of its diversification plan, even as India’s largest helicopter operating firm is exploring an initial public offer (IPO). See Full Story... Read more

Meghalaya Government extends Pawan Hans contract by six months

Meghalaya Government extends Pawan Hans contract by six months

10-Feb-2016Source: The Times Of India

The Meghalaya government today decided to extend the helicopter services operated by Pawan Hans in the state by another six months. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans plans new income streams as it heads for share offer

Pawan Hans plans new income streams as it heads for share offer

31-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Indian operator Pawan Hans is looking at various options for the near future in order to entice potential investors at the as-yet-untimed point when it hopes to offer shares in a Initial Public Offering (IPO).  These include expanding its existing seaplane operation, and various new income streams such as heliport/helipad operation, operation of small fixed-wing... Read more

Indian Government raids homes of Pawan Hans officials

Indian Government raids homes of Pawan Hans officials

19-Jan-2016Source: The Hindu

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted simultaneous searches on the residential premises of officials of Pawan Hans helicopter in Kochi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kavaratti in a case relating to alleged irregularities in the fee due to the Airports Authority of India. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans seeks zero landing fee at racecourse

Pawan Hans seeks zero landing fee at racecourse

13-Jan-2016Source: Mid-day

The company has approached the state for a waiver of the steep landing fees at the racecourse helipad; it also plans services from the city to Matheran and Elephanta. See full story.... Read more

Pawan Hans to start Mumbai air tours with LongRanger

Pawan Hans to start Mumbai air tours with LongRanger

4-Jan-2016Source: Nyoooz

In a new year offering from the government, Mumbaikars and tourists can now get a spectacular aerial view of the city’s unique cityscape with Maharashtra government launching “Mumbai Darshan” helicopter flights from next week. See Full Story... Read more

24-Nov-15 VT-ELJ Airbus AS365N2 Meluri, India

24-Nov-15 VT-ELJ Airbus AS365N2 Meluri, India

24-Nov-2015

Aircraft was taken off from Dimapur with 4 passengers onboard and just after 35 minutes of flight the helicopter had made a crash landing. Helicopter rear portion caught fire after landing and destroyed.... Read more

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

4-Nov-2015Source: http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.45.pdf

Crashed into sea on night training flight.  Helicopter was operating a training flight for night recency and took-off from rig “WIS”. While landing at “RONTAP MEYER” it met with an accident. After impact ELT was triggered. Cockpit door found at the last known position during SAR. Pilots named here as TK Guha and Eeso Samuel... Read more

Pawan Hans has plans to add 11 helicopters

Pawan Hans has plans to add 11 helicopters

29-Oct-2015Source: The Economic Times

State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters is working on a plan to add 13 aircraft to its fleet, including two seaplanes that would cost the company over Rs 900 crore even as it prepares for an initial public offering (IPO). See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans launches new logo as part of IPO preparation

Pawan Hans launches new logo as part of IPO preparation

26-Oct-2015

Indian operator Pawan Hans has released a new logo as part of its work towards its IPO and the inherent need to project itself away from a public-owned company to a commercial one which needs to stand on its own – irrespective of the percentage of shares being released to the market. The logo was... Read more

Arunachal Pradesh Government suspends Pawan Hans flights

Arunachal Pradesh Government suspends Pawan Hans flights

17-Sep-2015Source: The Assam Tribune

Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to suspend the operation of Pawan Hans helicopter service in the State till the completion of inquiry into the recent incident of Pawan Hans chopper crash in Tirap district which claimed three lives including the then Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans to maintain Tirupati Joy Ride

Pawan Hans to maintain Tirupati Joy Ride

8-Sep-2015Source: The Hindu

The Pawan Hans Limited, a Government of India Enterprise, is roped in to operate the AP Tourism’s heli-tourism project ‘Tirupati Joy Ride’ scheduled to take off on September 16. See Full Story... Read more

04-Aug-15 VT-PHK Airbus AS365N3 Khonsa, India (3F)

04-Aug-15 VT-PHK Airbus AS365N3 Khonsa, India (3F)

4-Aug-2015

Went missing over dense jungle. Foggy weather during flight.  Wreckage not located until 10-Aug-15... Read more

Pawan Hans seeks guarantee from Odisha government

Pawan Hans seeks guarantee from Odisha government

27-Jul-2015Source: Kolkata News

State-run helicopter operator Pawan Hans has sought guarantee of at least four passengers in a six-seater helicopter for carrying out uninterrupted commercial helicopter service between Bhubaneswar and port town of Paradip in Odisha. See full story ... Read more

India – Pawan Hans launches operations at Nagaland

India – Pawan Hans launches operations at Nagaland

22-Jul-2015Source: TTF

Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) launched helicopter services from Dimapur in Nagaland, the fifth state in the series of the Seven Sister States under the initiative for Northeastern Region for ‘Connecting People Connecting Life’.  See full story  ... Read more

14-Jul-15 Mil MI-172 Gohpur, India

14-Jul-15 Mil MI-172 Gohpur, India

14-Jul-2015

Pawan Hans helicopter with 19 passengers and three crew members on board made emergency landing after sudden change in weather... Read more

Pawan Hans plans Bhubaneswar-Paradip route

Pawan Hans plans Bhubaneswar-Paradip route

29-Jun-2015Source: The Economic Times

With the Pawan Hans Limited agreeing to begin commercial chopper service between the state capital and Paradip, the Odisha government today asked the authorities of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and IOCLBSE -0.59 % to consider some of the requirements of the helicopter company. See Full Story... Read more

24-Jun-15 VT-ENY Airbus AS365N Haldia, India

24-Jun-15 VT-ENY Airbus AS365N Haldia, India

24-Jun-2015

Red carpet and various other items laid out for the greeting of a visiting VIP (senior Union Minister Nitin Gadkari) were blown up by rotor downdraft and reportedly struck fenestron... Read more

Pawan Hans to launch Kolkata-Digha route

Pawan Hans to launch Kolkata-Digha route

9-Jun-2015Source: Kolkata24x7

The New Delhi based Helicopter Service Company Pawan Hans is all set to launch Kolkata-Digha commercial helicopter service within a short span. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans launches helicopter service in Nagaland

Pawan Hans launches helicopter service in Nagaland

4-Jun-2015Source: TravelBiz Monitor

As per a Nagaland Post report, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) has launched service at Dimapur airport on Monday. Senti Pongener, General Manager (NST), PHHL, formally launched the 11-seater ‘Dauphin’ helicopter service in the presence of Captain Ajay Srivastava, Deputy General Manager, Operations, PHHL. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans offers equity stake against $21M loan

Pawan Hans offers equity stake against $21M loan

6-May-2015Source: Economic Times

Pawan Hans Helicopters has offered an equity stake against a Rs 131-crore loan the state-run company had taken from the government about three decades ago to buy helicopters and start operations. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans to Acquire 2 Seaplanes, 20 Helicopters

Pawan Hans to Acquire 2 Seaplanes, 20 Helicopters

4-May-2015Source: NDTV

State-run Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) plans to acquire two seaplanes and 20 helicopters in the current fiscal as part of its expansion plans, the company said today. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip service

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip service

30-Apr-2015Source: Orissa Daily

The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has agreed to provide necessary infrastructure and requested the state government to provide adequate police for resumption of copter service.  See full story... Read more

Oil ministry’s opinion on Pawan Hans IPO sought

Oil ministry’s opinion on Pawan Hans IPO sought

21-Apr-2015Source: mydigitalfc

Moving ahead its plan to list public sector helicopter operator Pawan Hans, the nodal civil aviation ministry has asked ministry of petroleum and natural gas (MoPNG) to give their views on the proposed initial public offering (IPO). See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans budgets for 10 new helicopters in 2016

Pawan Hans budgets for 10 new helicopters in 2016

12-Mar-2015Source: ET

Pawan Hans Ltd, the government-owned helicopter operator, will spend about Rs 560 crore to add 12 aircraft to its fleet as the company gears up to meet growing demand for transportation services ahead of a proposed initial public offering. See Full Story... Read more

India’s Pawan Hans receives Airbus Helicopters’ Excellence Award in logging 450,000 flight hours with its Dauphin fleet

India’s Pawan Hans receives Airbus Helicopters’ Excellence Award in logging 450,000 flight hours with its Dauphin fleet

20-Feb-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has conferred an Excellence Award on Pawan Hans Limited for this Indian operator’s overall contribution to the success of the worldwide Dauphin rotorcraft fleet. The honor was bestowed during the Aero India 2015 air show at Bengaluru’s Air Force Station Yelahanka. As India‘s national helicopter company, Pawan Hans has logged the highest number... Read more

Indian Government to divest stake in Pawan Hans

Indian Government to divest stake in Pawan Hans

11-Feb-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans will see an ownership change by the end of 2016, as the Indian Government announces plans to divest its 51% stake in the operator. With a fleet of 46 helicopters, Pawan Hans is one of the largest operators in Asia. Investment bank SBI Capital Markets has been appointed to advise the government on... Read more

Pawan Hans considers expansion into EMS and law enforcement

Pawan Hans considers expansion into EMS and law enforcement

21-Jan-2015Source: dna

Helicopter operator Pawan Hans Ltd has posted its highest turnover of Rs 530 crore in the last year, around 15% increase from Rs 465 crore last year. See Full Story... Read more

India – Pawan Hans to start AW139 operations

India – Pawan Hans to start AW139 operations

9-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Indian operator Pawan Hans has filed an advertisement this week seeking AgustaWestland AW139 pilots, despite not currently having any of the type in their fleet.  Indeed the job filing notes that they operate a fleet of 46 “MI-172, Bell 206L4, Bell 407, Dauphin 365N/N3, AS350B3 & Dhruv Helicopters”. So, while the advert does say “contract”... Read more

Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

11-Nov-2014Source: Yahoo Finance

State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) and national helicopter company Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock exchanges early next year. See Full Story... Read more

New Chairman & Managing Director selected for Pawan Hans

New Chairman & Managing Director selected for Pawan Hans

8-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

India’s Public Enterprises Selection Board has reportedly picked BP Sharma, an executive director at AAI and the current director of Kolkata airport for the top job at Pawan Hans – under the title of Chairman & Managing Director.  The standard process is for Sharma’s name to be sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet,... Read more

Pawan Hans seeking new Chairman & Managing Director

Pawan Hans seeking new Chairman & Managing Director

12-Aug-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Public Enterprises Selection Board of the Indian Government has recently put out advertisements for the post of Chairman & Managing Director of the Government-owned operator Pawan Hans.  The current Chairman & Managing Director Anil Srivastava, who has 29 years experience in various Government roles, and has been in office just short of two and... Read more

Pawan Hans to begin daily passenger service for Kedarnath

Pawan Hans to begin daily passenger service for Kedarnath

8-May-2014Source: Business Standard

Pawan Hans has announced it will commence a daily air-passenger service for the pilgrims to Kedarnath Yatra from next Monday- see full story... Read more

Rooftop hospital helipad plan dropped after ten years

Rooftop hospital helipad plan dropped after ten years

30-Jan-2014Source: DNA India

Various reasons cited, including no building at All India Institute of Medical Science having the required 25m length for the helipad – see full story... Read more

India – Goa to launch helicopter tourist service

India – Goa to launch helicopter tourist service

26-Jan-2014Source: eTurboNews

Goa’s state committee for tourism infrastructure projects headed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday approved in principle the proposal made by Pawan Hans to run the helicopter ride service in the state. See full story... Read more

18-Jan-14 VT-ELD Eurocopter AS365N Birbhum, India

18-Jan-14 VT-ELD Eurocopter AS365N Birbhum, India

18-Jan-2014

Helicopter wheels stuck in concrete – helipad had been hastily built for new Santiniketan-Calcutta service  and had not fully set!... Read more

Pawan Hans starts Kolkata-Santiniketan scheduled service

Pawan Hans starts Kolkata-Santiniketan scheduled service

13-Jan-2014Source: Times of India

The Kolkata-Santiniketan helicopter service was formally inaugurated on Sunday with two celebrities from the film world in attendance  See full story... Read more

Pawan Hans pays first dividend for five years

Pawan Hans pays first dividend for five years

10-Jan-2014Source: Pawan Hans

Pawan Hans pays dividend after a gap of 4 years. Cheque of dividend of Rs.1,19,32,164/- for the financial year 2012-13 was presented to the Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh by Shri Anil Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director,Pawan Hans in the presence of Shri Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Civil Aviation Sh. Alok Sinha JS,Sh.... Read more

$32M executive salary scam alleged at Pawan Hans

$32M executive salary scam alleged at Pawan Hans

10-Jan-2014Source: India Today

Aviation Ministry has ordered an inquiry into a salary scam by Pawan Hans officials. A recent investigation by the Civil Aviation Ministry found that crores of rupees were paid to several senior Pawan Hans officers by wrong means and by flouting the law.  See full story... Read more

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

1-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee... Read more

Indian state of West Bengal signs contract with Pawan Hans

Indian state of West Bengal signs contract with Pawan Hans

23-Dec-2013Source: Telegraph India

The Indian state of West Bengal has signed a contract with Pawan Hans which provides them 40 flying hours per month.  The helicopter type is not referred to in the article  See full story... Read more

17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

17-Dec-2013

Port side landing gear failed on landing, helicopter fell onto its side.  Later photo shows propped up helicopter with tail sitting on the ground and port stabiliser end-plate bent from ground contact.  All six passengers and two crew safely evacuated.  It is believed that the helicopter was operating on the scheduled route between Guwahati and Shillong... Read more

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