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American helicopter app takes service to Mumbai

American helicopter app takes service to Mumbai

Blade, a helicopter-ride app launched in 2014, has announced plans to extend its service to India’s financial capital Mumbai. This will be the company’s first route outside the United States, where it offers customers frequent trips between New York and

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Indian government scraps bid for Pawan Hans

Indian government scraps bid for Pawan Hans

The Indian government has closed the private share offering of helicopter operator Pawan Hans (Wind Swan) after failing to attract bidders. The country’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has withdrawn its preliminary information memorandum (PIM) to privatise the state-owned helicopter operator.

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Milestone supports Heligo Charters in India

Milestone supports Heligo Charters in India

Milestone Aviation Group has delivered a Leonardo AW139 to Heligo Charters in India. The delivery marks the fifth helicopter leased to Heligo in 2017, increasing the Mumbai-based operator’s fleet and enabling expansion of both on- and offshore services. Milestone began

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Indian government tourism website to sell Pawan Hans flight tickets

Indian government tourism website to sell Pawan Hans flight tickets

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and air operator Pawan Hans have partnered to allow flight passengers to book tickets through the IRCTC website. The two organisations are both owned by the Indian Government, through the Railway and Aviation Ministries. Within the

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Pawan Hans signs deal with HAL for helicopter maintenance centre

Pawan Hans signs deal with HAL for helicopter maintenance centre

Indian state aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and operator Pawan Hans have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture to carry out helicopter maintenance. Based at a facility at Rohini Heliport in Delhi, the partnership

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Erickson wins Indian transmission tower lifting contract

Erickson wins Indian transmission tower lifting contract

Erickson has won a S64 helicopter contract with Indian power company Sterlite Grid. The operator will help install some 160 power transmission towers in the Pir Panjal mountain range in northern India. This is the first time that a heavy lift

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Singapore – Bell delivers 412EPI to Uttar Pradesh State Government

Singapore – Bell delivers 412EPI to Uttar Pradesh State Government

Bell has delivered a 412EPI to the State Government of Uttar Pradesh. The aircraft is fitted with a VVIP interior and will be used for transporting government officials. The Bell 412 will be based at the state capital airport in

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Global Vectra first to sign up to HCare Smart

Global Vectra first to sign up to HCare Smart

Global Vectra of India has signed a Power By the Hour (PBH) contract for its H130 helicopter. Under the PBH scheme defective components will be exchanged within 24 hours. Such a program provides operators such as GVHL with better maintenance

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Heritage Aviation acquires two H125 helicopters

Heritage Aviation acquires two H125 helicopters

Heritage Aviation of India has acquired two H125 aircraft built by Airbus Helicopters. The helicopters will be used for charter and utility flights, especially pilgrimage helicopter tours. The first H125 will arrive in India by the end of the month,

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SpanAir of India takes delivery of its first Bell 407GX

SpanAir of India takes delivery of its first Bell 407GX

Bell Helicopter delivers the first Bell 407GX in India to SpanAir. Bell Helicopter announces the first delivery of a Bell 407GX in India to SpanAir. With the addition of the 407GX, featuring the first integrated Garmin G1000H flight deck, SpanAir

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