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Pawan Hans pilots call off strike after management compromises

Pawan Hans pilots call off strike after management compromises

5-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans was in flux earlier this week after five experienced pilots quit  to protest against flying anti-Naxal missions (see HeliHub.com story).   Naxalites are a radical communist group, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideologies, and active on the eastern side of India. They are generally regarded as the biggest threat to stability in the country.... Read more

Pawan Hans pilots go on flash strike, crippling offshore ops

Pawan Hans pilots go on flash strike, crippling offshore ops

4-Dec-2013Source: Mumbai Mirror

Forty Pawan Hans pilots refused to fly their helicopters from Mumbai to the offshore rigs on Monday to show solidarity with five senior officials who quit on Saturday  See full story... Read more

Five experienced Pawan Hans pilots quit in protest move

Five experienced Pawan Hans pilots quit in protest move

2-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Mumbai Mirror is reporting that five helicopter pilots from India state-owned operator Pawan Hans have quit to protest against flying anti-Naxal missions. Naxalites are a radical communist group, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideologies, and active on the eastern side of India. They are generally regarded as the biggest threat to stability in... Read more

20-Nov-13 VT-ELR Eurocopter AS365N Chowra Island, India

20-Nov-13 VT-ELR Eurocopter AS365N Chowra Island, India

20-Nov-2013

The LH sliding door flown off during flight causing damages to tail structure. The helicopter made an emergency landing on nearby helipad at Chowra island.... Read more

Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General

Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General

9-Aug-2013Source: Times of India

Pawan Hans is putting passengers at a serious risk by flying its helicopters to Arunachal Pradesh, Katra, Phata (Kedarnath), Amarnath, Port Blair, Koraput, Gadchiroli, Gangtok and Patna since helipads at these places are unlicensed and are not approved by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA), according to a report tabled in Parliament on Thursday.... Read more

Bengal Aerotropolis signs MoU with Pawan Hans

Bengal Aerotropolis signs MoU with Pawan Hans

7-Aug-2013Source: Economic Times

Bengal Aerotropolis signed an MoU with Pawan Hans to introduce helicopter services between Kolkata and Durgapur – see full story... Read more

Pawan Hans wins approval for five more years flights in Lakshadweep

Pawan Hans wins approval for five more years flights in Lakshadweep

1-Jul-2013Source: Zeenews

The Indian government has approved the proposal to allow state-owned helicopter company Pawan Hans Helicopters to continue its subsidised services in Lakshadweep islands for five years. see full story... Read more

28-Jun-13 VT-PHZ Eurocopter AS365N3 Harsil, India

28-Jun-13 VT-PHZ Eurocopter AS365N3 Harsil, India

28-Jun-2013

Pawan Hans helicopter, which was on a rescue mission in Uttarakhand, made a hard landing at Harsil.  Although the helicopter remained on its wheels, photos show the tail separated just ahead of the horizontal stabilizer.  The aircraft remained on site until the Indian AF airlifted it out on 4th September (see here and here)... Read more

Pawan Hans to start services between Kanpur and Lucknow

Pawan Hans to start services between Kanpur and Lucknow

30-May-2013Source: PTI News

Pawan Hans Helicopter Services will launch operations between Kanpur and Lucknow from June 1. (See Full Story)... Read more

Pawan Hans may enter commercial airline business

Pawan Hans may enter commercial airline business

6-May-2013Source: The Times Of India

State-run helicopter operator Pawan Hans is planning to enter the commercial airline business offering regional connectivity and has already received a go-ahead from its board, a top official has said.(See Full Story)... Read more

Pawan Hans to fly for Indian Institute of Technology

Pawan Hans to fly for Indian Institute of Technology

1-May-2013Source: Times of India

Helicopter company Pawan Hans May soon be providing Helicopter Services to two IIT campuses (see full story)... Read more

Pawan Hans to start helicopter services in West Bengal

Pawan Hans to start helicopter services in West Bengal

19-Mar-2013Source: Business Standard

Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) on Monday entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with West Bengal government to provide helicopter services in the state (see full story).... Read more

Pawan Hans pilot reported by company’s own Pilots Guild

Pawan Hans pilot reported by company’s own Pilots Guild

8-Jan-2013Source: Mumbai Mirror

The Director General of Civil Aviation has instituted an inquiry into a night flight undertaken by a Pawan Hans helicopter on December 27 last year to Bhopal and Indore from Delhi despite the pilot-in-command not being qualified to fly after sunset. (see full story).  File photo... Read more

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

7-Jan-2013Source: Jagran Post

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched Pawan Hans chopper services for the tribal areas in the state. (see full story)... Read more

30-Dec-12 VT-PHH Bell 407 Vaishno Devi, India

30-Dec-12 VT-PHH Bell 407 Vaishno Devi, India

30-Dec-2012

Damaged in emergency landing near Vaishno Devi shrine – remaining mostly undamaged and relatively upright into the trees/shrubs into which it fell.  Minor injuries to 7 POB, named as pilot A S Parmar and passengers Anita Puri, Meenakshi, Arun Kumar, Arti Devi, Raj Rani and Chetan Kumar.  Sources vary, but most report a technical issue... Read more

Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

19-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans has revealed plans to expand its helicopter services in Uttar Pradesh, with continued focus on passengers with pilgrimage and religious interests.  The Indian operator has already launched a daily helicopter service between New Delhi and Vrindavan in Mathura district and is planning to serve the Buddhist Circuit spread over Eastern Uttar Pradesh and... Read more

Pawan Hans launches service between Vrindavan and Delhi

Pawan Hans launches service between Vrindavan and Delhi

28-Nov-2012Source: NetIndian

Pawan Hans Helicopters today launches a daily helicopter service from Vrindavan to Delhi .  The first flight departs at 13.30 local time, 0800 GMT. (see full story)... Read more

Indian military approves Pawan Hans Helicopter Training Institute

Indian military approves Pawan Hans Helicopter Training Institute

29-Oct-2012Source: Indian Express

Along with training, Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) reportedly has plans to provide helicopter connectivity to nearby destinations. (see full story)... Read more

Pawan Hans resumes services in Meghalaya

Pawan Hans resumes services in Meghalaya

31-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters has recently resumed its services in the mountainous Meghalaya state after a gap of 15 months, it has been announced.  The move follows its selection in a bid process to run the air service in the state, according to state Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal, who later admitted that the other... Read more

Panel cancels appointment of Pawan Hans Chairman/MD

Panel cancels appointment of Pawan Hans Chairman/MD

29-Jun-2012Source: Deccan Chronicle

Anil Srivastava, currently the joint director-general of civil aviation, was also appointed the Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans as an additional charge a few weeks ago by the civil aviation ministry. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has now ordered the civil aviation ministry to hand over the role to someone else due... Read more

Indian pilots call for helipad audit

Indian pilots call for helipad audit

7-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter pilots in India have appealed to the local aviation authority (DGCA) with a call for them to undertake auditing of helipads, particularly those on offshore rigs.  Such audits are currently rare in India.  Earlier this week, DGCA chief E.K. Bharat Bhushan met members of the Rotary Wing Society of India, the Oil and Natural... Read more

Pawans Hans adds two tourist routes; Pondering four more

Pawans Hans adds two tourist routes; Pondering four more

1-Jun-2012Source: New Kerala

Pawan Hans plans to connect Vrindavan and Mathura with New Delhi considering the high potential of religious tourism of the two cities.  It is also mulling linking Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Mathura and Agra to Delhi. (see full story)... Read more

Pawan Hans Chairman appointed to HAL

Pawan Hans Chairman appointed to HAL

5-Mar-2012Source: HAL

Shri R.K. Tyagi has taken over as Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL), today. Previously, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd.(since May 2007). He is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication (1975) from IIT Roorkee and also possesses a Degree of Master in Business Administration. Subsequently, he has also attended... Read more

Pawan Hans to offer New Delhi sightseeing

Pawan Hans to offer New Delhi sightseeing

27-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

New Delhi tourism officials have agreed in principle to work with Pawan Hans to offer sightseeing rides around the Indian capital New Delhi and are considering widening out to the neighbouring states as well.  Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) chairman Manish Chatrath said “We like the idea. It will be an added attraction... Read more

Indian authorities ground two Pawan Hans pilots

Indian authorities ground two Pawan Hans pilots

15-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

India’s aviation safety regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has grounded two Pawan Hans pilots pending an inquiry into an alleged safety lapse. The pilots were ferrying three oil workers on 10th December and made an unscheduled landing after realising when already airborne that a door of the helicopter was not securely shut.  Having... Read more

Border Security crash was sixth 2011 accident for Pawan Hans

Border Security crash was sixth 2011 accident for Pawan Hans

25-Oct-2011

The Dhruv crash near Ranchi that killed three crew members has prompted the BSF to revisit an old question: Is Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd capable of flying and maintaining choppers that are being used for anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand?  (see full story)... Read more

19-Oct-11 VT-BSH HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India (3F)

19-Oct-11 VT-BSH HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India (3F)

19-Oct-2011

A BSF (Border Security Force) helicopter on anti-Naxal duty crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi today, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The Dhruv was going to Chaibasa from Ranchi when its engine caught fire and it crashed in Khunti jungle, a senior BSF official said.  Aircraft completely burnt out.  Pilot named as... Read more

Hindustan Aeronautics appoints new Chairman

Hindustan Aeronautics appoints new Chairman

14-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The current Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, Mr R.K. Tyagi has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Bangalore headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (“HAL”). The Public Enterprises Selection Board recommended Mr Tyagi name as Chairman pf HAL after interviewing three other persons. The other contenders for the post were Mr... Read more

Pawan Hans asks for helicopter import duty waiver

Pawan Hans asks for helicopter import duty waiver

31-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In a bizarre twist, state owned Pawan Hans has asked the Indian Government (ultimately its owner) to waive customs duty on the import of new helicopters by the company.  The company is arguing that lower purchase prices can be passed on to the passengers in a more reasonable ticket price, particularly in outlying areas like... Read more

Pawan Hans wins Pilgrimage Tourism Award

Pawan Hans wins Pilgrimage Tourism Award

29-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans Helicopters, India’s nationally owned helicopter operator, has been awarded the Best Aviation Company Promoting Pilgrimage Tourism 2011.  The award was presented by the tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahai to R.K. Tyagi, the Managing Director of Pawan Hans, at a function organised by the travel publication “Today’s Traveller” in New Delhi last week. The... Read more

State of Meghalaya continues to block Pawan Hans

State of Meghalaya continues to block Pawan Hans

2-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

While operator Pawan Hans has now restarted operations in the North Eastern Indian states of Tripura and Sikkim, the State of Meghalaya continues to block the company from flying within its boundaries.  The cessation of flying started after the operator suffered two fatal accidents within a fortnight earlier this year to allow a period of... Read more

Pawan Hans resumes helicopter services in northeast India

Pawan Hans resumes helicopter services in northeast India

28-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, which suspended services in six northeastern states after Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others were killed in a crash, has resumed operations in all six states in the region.  All services previously operated by single-engined helicopters will now be flown by twins, and a thorough check has... Read more

Pawan Hans awaits green signal from DGCA to resume operations

Pawan Hans awaits green signal from DGCA to resume operations

1-Jun-2011Source: iSikkim

On 10th May the inspecting team from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) office carried out the inspection of helicopter and the heliport and till date no report on the resuming of heli service has been confirmed.... Read more

Pawan Hans looks at feasibility of operations from Manipur

Pawan Hans looks at feasibility of operations from Manipur

30-May-2011Source: Pawan Hans

An official team of Pawan Hans is scheduled to arrive at Imphal on May 28 to study feasibility report over the proposal of introducing Helicopter service in Manipur as well as to take stock of the passenger amenity facilities being developed. According to an official source in the Transport Department, the official team of Pawan... Read more

Pawan Hans AS350B3 was not equipped for adverse weather

Pawan Hans AS350B3 was not equipped for adverse weather

20-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Initial reports from India on the Pawan Hans AS350B3 crash on 30th April are pointing to the aircraft being only VFR equipped and thus unable to handle IMC conditions.  However, weather conditions were reportedly not conducive to VFR operations in the accident which claimed the lives of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four... Read more

India’s DGCA suspends Pawan Hans helicopter services across NE

India’s DGCA suspends Pawan Hans helicopter services across NE

6-May-2011

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally suspended commercial operations of Pawan Hans helicopters across the northeastern region, a move which came only after Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu died in a helicopter crash... Read more

Opposition party demands thorough inspection of Pawan Hans fleet

Opposition party demands thorough inspection of Pawan Hans fleet

5-May-2011Source: DNA India

In the wake of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu’s death in the crash of an AS350B3 last week, the opposition BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has demanded that all helicopters belonging to the government-owned Pawan Hans be subjected to “thorough and rigid” inspection.... Read more

Pawan Hans extends tender date for two new light helicopters

Pawan Hans extends tender date for two new light helicopters

2-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

On Thursday 28th, Pawan Hans issued an amendment to the documents issued in February, putting the closing date of the tender back by three weeks to 18th May.  The tender reference is PHHL/CO/MKT/4817/51 and State owned Indian helicopter operator Pawan Hans has issued a tender document seeking two 2-3 seat helicopters, primarily for training use. ... Read more

India’s State of Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans

India’s State of Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans

1-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Media reports are saying that the Indian state of Meghalaya, in the north east of the country, have suspended Pawan Hans helicopter services in the state with immediate effect.  This follows the crash of one of their Mi-17s on 19th April killing 17, and controversy surrounding one of their new AS350B3s which was reported missing... Read more

30-Apr-11 VT-PHT Eurocopter AS350B3 Kyela, India (5F)

30-Apr-11 VT-PHT Eurocopter AS350B3 Kyela, India (5F)

30-Apr-2011

Crashed in mountainous region.  One passenger was Arunachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu... Read more

No rent or lease, DGCA gives 30 acres free to Pawan Hans

No rent or lease, DGCA gives 30 acres free to Pawan Hans

28-Apr-2011Source: Indian Express

Local controversy surrounds the transfer of 30 acres of land between two organisations owned by the Indian Government.  Pawan Hans plans a heliport and maintenance base on the site.... Read more

Pawan Hans rejects allegations about airworthiness of fleet

Pawan Hans rejects allegations about airworthiness of fleet

26-Apr-2011Source: Domain-B

Under the spotlight, state-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL), has rubbished allegations made by the Arunachal Pradesh state government about the airworthiness of its fleet.... Read more

India appoints committee of inquiry for fatal accident at Tawang

India appoints committee of inquiry for fatal accident at Tawang

26-Apr-2011Source: Indian Press Information Bureau

The Government has appointed a Committee of Inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to Inquire into the circumstances of accident of Pawan Hans helicopter at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on April 19, 2011. The Committee comprises following members: Air Commodore (Retd.) Rai Krishan              – Member Wing Commander (Retd.) Rabinder Singh      – Member Shri... Read more

Pawan Hans Mi-17 crashes, killing 17

Pawan Hans Mi-17 crashes, killing 17

19-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com adds a separate page for every reported incident, including details of the particular helicopter and links to online reports of the event. see 19-Apr-11 Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (17F)... Read more

Eurocopter delivers the milestone 1,000th Dauphin

Eurocopter delivers the milestone 1,000th Dauphin

19-Apr-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s 1,000th helicopter from its Dauphin family was delivered today to India’s Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, the world’s largest civilian operator of this successful twin-engine, medium weight rotary-wing aircraft. Pawan Hans’ milestone helicopter is an AS365 N3 version, configured for offshore oil and gas drilling missions, and it brings the Indian operator’s fleet to a... Read more

19-Apr-11 VT-PHF Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (18F)

19-Apr-11 VT-PHF Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (18F)

19-Apr-2011

Mi-17 hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India’s remote northeast, killing 17 people [later revised to 18 after another passenger died].  It was on a regular passenger service from Guwahati.  See also HeliHub.com story on appointment of a committee of inquiry... Read more

Pawan Hans proposed heliport “will not disrupt gliding activity”

Pawan Hans proposed heliport “will not disrupt gliding activity”

18-Apr-2011Source: Indian Express

The heliport proposed at the Hadapsar Gliding Centre would not disrupt gliding activity, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) E K Bharat Bhushan on Saturday dispelling fears that gliding activities will come to a stop.... Read more

Indian DGCA considers online pilot register in forgery crack-down

Indian DGCA considers online pilot register in forgery crack-down

7-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Government is planning to create an online national register of pilots with a complete dossier on each one.  The aim of this would be to eliminate pilots getting licences and jobs on the basis of falsified papers, adn the implied air safety issues therefrom. The director general of civil aviation, Bharat Bhushan, will... Read more

Pawan Hans to set up helicopter academy in Pune

Pawan Hans to set up helicopter academy in Pune

27-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Anticipated by HeliHub.com’s report of Pawan Hans issuing a tender for two 2-3 seat helicopters which we reported late last week.  It has now been confirmed that state owned Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd (PHHL) will open its new training academy in the city of Pune. PHHL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 7th... Read more

Pawan Hans issues tender for supply of two light helicopters for training

Pawan Hans issues tender for supply of two light helicopters for training

25-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

State owned Indian helicopter operator Pawan Hans has issued a tender document seeking two 2-3 seat helicopters, primarily for training use.  The specification requires the helicopters offered to be in current production  and to meet the requirements laid down in JAR Part 27,  FAR Part 27, in section ‘G’ of British Civil Aviation Airworthiness  Requirements... Read more

Hindustan Aeronautics plans IPO

Hindustan Aeronautics plans IPO

12-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Indian manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is planning an IPO, although no date has yet been set.  The state owned company follows a number of others which the Indian Government have floated in recent years.  The move is being promoted as necessary from a corporate governance position, but it is also seen as a way... Read more

Pawan Hans target of 500 helicopters seen as ambitious

Pawan Hans target of 500 helicopters seen as ambitious

26-Jan-2011Source: Business Standard

State-run Pawan Hans Helicopters, which has emerged as Asia’s leading helicopter, is working towards building a fleet of 500 helicopters. That’s a huge increase over its current fleet strength of 41 helicopters... Read more

Pressure on ONGC to forego Pawan Hans claims

Pressure on ONGC to forego Pawan Hans claims

16-Jan-2011Source: Times of India

The aviation ministry is putting pressure on Oil and Natural Gas Corporation to refund liquidated damages it claimed from Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd for delaying delivery of 12 helicopters chartered in December 2005... Read more

Pawan Hans gets funding boost from various Government organisations

Pawan Hans gets funding boost from various Government organisations

6-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India, is increasing its shareholding in helicopter operator Pawan Hans with a cash injection of Rs96 crore – 960 million rupees – equivalent to US$21.2M.  This takes the ONGC shareholding from 21% to 49% in the state-owned helicopter operator.  Given this as the value of 28% would... Read more

16-Dec-10 VT-SOK Eurocopter AS365N3 Chandigarh, India

16-Dec-10 VT-SOK Eurocopter AS365N3 Chandigarh, India

16-Dec-2010

Rolled over while taxiing.   Caught fire and injuring both the pilots (named in one report as S P S Brar and M S Brar)... Read more

11-Dec-10 VT-PHF Mil MI-172 Assam, India

11-Dec-10 VT-PHF Mil MI-172 Assam, India

11-Dec-2010

Emergency landing due to fog... Read more

India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

India: Dial-a-chopper service may become reality by 2020

23-Sep-2010Source: Economic Times

The ministry is working on a policy to kick off helicopter services in a big way as major Indian cities face ground congestion, making movement difficult even in cases of health and security-related emergencies.... Read more

Delhi to get its first heliport by mid-September

Delhi to get its first heliport by mid-September

7-Sep-2010Source: Economic Times

A mega heliport at Rohini in north Delhi and a helipad for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) being built by state-run Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) will be operational by mid-September.... Read more

Pawan Hans signs contract with Border Roads Organization

Pawan Hans signs contract with Border Roads Organization

27-Aug-2010Source: Pawan Hans

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL), has signed Contract with Border Roads Organization (BRO) for providing helicopter support services to BRO for airlifting of personnel, equipments, cargo etc. to their distant locations of BRO in North East. The Contract was signed by Lt. Gen. M.C. Badhani, VSM, Director General, BRO and Shri R.K. Tyagi, CMD, Pawan... Read more

Pawan Hans signs MOU With Indian Meteorological Department

Pawan Hans signs MOU With Indian Meteorological Department

20-Aug-2010Source: Pawan Hans

Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. (PHHL) and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have signed an MoU for better synergy between PHHL & IMD for enhanced Safety of Helicopter operations in India. This MoU was signed by R K Tyagi, Chairman and Managing Director Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. and Air Vice Marshal Ajit Tyagi, VSM, Director General,... Read more

Chief Minister warns Pawan Hans over frequent technical snags

Chief Minister warns Pawan Hans over frequent technical snags

9-Aug-2010Source: Indian Express

“This incident cannot be ignored as a stray incident of technical snag. Pawan Hans Company should be told in strong words to maintain adequate safety measures,” said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, adding that the state government might be compelled to call off its arrangement with the helicopter operator... Read more

Pawan Hans benefits from boost in spiritual tourism

Pawan Hans benefits from boost in spiritual tourism

31-Jul-2010Source: Times of India

Pawan Hans CMD R K Tyagi said his company had received very good response to the introduction of helicopter services for Amarnath with more than 40,000passengers already booked to fly between July-August.... Read more

Pawan Hans looking at fighting high-rise fires from the air

Pawan Hans looking at fighting high-rise fires from the air

5-Apr-2010

The national helicopter company is discussing a firefighting proposal with the government in which Pawan Hans helicopters will shoot water jets, retardant and foam directly from sky to douse flames, a method being successfully used in several developed countries like the US and Australia.... Read more

Dedicated helicopter corridors in Delhi and Mumbai start on March 15

Dedicated helicopter corridors in Delhi and Mumbai start on March 15

12-Mar-2010Source: Thaindian

Dedicated helicopter corridors at Delhi and Mumbai airports will become operational from March 15 to lessen aerial congestion, an official of the state-run Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) said Thursday.... Read more

Indian operators suggest heliroutes around Mumbai Airport

Indian operators suggest heliroutes around Mumbai Airport

5-Mar-2010Source: Indian Express

Helicopter operators like Pawan Hans, Unitech Flying and Kestrel Aviation among others have suggested some measures to improve the safety and efficiency of the dedicated chopper corridors at Mumbai airport.... Read more

Eurocopter sells seven AS365N3s to Pawan Hans

Eurocopter sells seven AS365N3s to Pawan Hans

3-Mar-2010Source: Eurocopter

Hyderabad: Eurocopter, the world’s number one manufacturer of helicopters and Pawan Hans Helicopters, today announce the purchase of seven new Dauphin AS 365 N3 helicopters by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited. Mrs. Marie-Agnes Veve, Head of Eurocopter activities in India and Mr. Rainer Farid, VP Sales South Asia, Eurocopter presented a memento to Mr. R.K. Tyagi,... Read more

Eurocopter and Pawan Hans set up two JV companies

Eurocopter and Pawan Hans set up two JV companies

2-Mar-2010Source: The Hindu

Eurocopter announced that it would form ventures with Pawan Hans Helicopters for maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) and training facilities either in Mumbai or Delhi.... Read more

Rohini heliport plan takes off in time for Commonwealth Games in October

Rohini heliport plan takes off in time for Commonwealth Games in October

27-Feb-2010Source: Times of India

Budget 2010-11 makes a provision of Rs 40 crore for Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) to build the heliport in Rohini along with a chopper training facility in Pune.... Read more

Pawan Hans to start helicopter services at pilgrimage sites

Pawan Hans to start helicopter services at pilgrimage sites

17-Feb-2010Source: Business Standard

Government-owned helicopter company Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) is looking towards various tourism and pilgrimage destinations across the country to increase its revenue.... Read more

Pawan Hans pays dividend to Oil & Natural Gas Corp

Pawan Hans pays dividend to Oil & Natural Gas Corp

20-Jan-2010Source: Times of India

State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters (PHHL) has given a dividend cheque of Rs 2.45 crore to another public sector firm ONGC which holds 21.5% equity in the helicopter firm.... Read more

Pawan Hans Helicopters to partner with Bihar State on tourism ops

Pawan Hans Helicopters to partner with Bihar State on tourism ops

10-Jan-2010Source: Hindustan Times

The helicopter with the capacity to accommodate six to eight persons will display the logo of Bihar Tourism and the highlights of its tourist sites of Vaishali, Kesaria, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Patna.... Read more

Pawan Hans Helicopters gets approval to buy seven AS365N3 Dauphins

Pawan Hans Helicopters gets approval to buy seven AS365N3 Dauphins

23-Dec-2009Source: PIB

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the proposal for purchase of seven number of Dauphin AS-365 N3 helicopters by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited... Read more

Pawan Hans scouts for cash to fund fleet acquisition, eyes IPO

Pawan Hans scouts for cash to fund fleet acquisition, eyes IPO

22-Sep-2009Source: Financial Chronicle

Pawan Hans Helicopters (PHHL) is in talks with various companies to fund its fleet acquisition plan. In return, PHHL will offer free services to its clients for a specific period as agreed in the contract between the two parties.... Read more

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