PAWANS HANS

  • Air India privatisation not now, says government; AAI, Pawan Hans to be listed on stock market November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday said that Airport Authority of India and Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock market but ruled out the privatisation of Air India as of now. But it can't be ruled out in future and there have been suggestions from...
  • J&K floods: Indian carriers airlifted over 35,000 people September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian carriers, including Air India, have so far airlifted over 35,000 stranded passengers and flown 114 tonnes of relief materials to the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. While Air India permanently stationed two aircraft to fly out stranded people and patients free of cost from Srinagar and Leh, private airlines...
  • Dramatic rescue: IAF airlifts crashed Pawan Hans helicopter in Uttarakhand September 4, 2013

    The Indian Air Force did a dramatic rescue operation by airlifting a Pawan Hans helicopter which had crashed in the state earlier. ...
  • Pawan Hans Helicopters failed to collect dues worth Rs 171 crore: CAG August 11, 2013

    Stateowned Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) has not collected dues worth over Rs 171 crore as it lacks a proper system for expeditious recovery of debts, government auditor CAG has said. "There was no system for timely recovery of debts due to which there was huge outstanding of Rs 171.87...
  • Mumbai gets seaplane service, cost tantamount to cab fare May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Life may get a little simpler for Mumbai's millions after a fresh transport option a seaplane that will complete a twohour road journey in 7 minutes which will cost Rs 750 equivalent to the cab fare for the same distance. Operated by a private operator Maritime Energy Heli...
  • Bengal, Pawan Hans sign MoU for chopper, sea-plane services March 19, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday inked an MoU with state-run helicopter firm Pawan Hans Ltd. to avail services of sea-planes, helicopters and fixed-wing planes to boost its tourism and industrial potential. "From the beginning, we have tried to fix the services. We have the potential to be a top...
  • Medal for locating Arunachal CM's crashed chopper January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Wing Commander Felix Patrick Pinto, an helicopter pilot of the Indian Air Force, who helped search for the fateful Pawan Hans helicopter of then Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu that had crashed in Tawang in April last year, was Wednesday named to receive Shaurya Chakra, the third...
  • Pilot explains problems during quake relief work September 21, 2011

    Gangatok: Chungthang in North Sikkim, one of the worst affected areas, is one of the few places accessible by helicopter. CNNIBN's Karma Paljor spoke to the pilot of the Pawan Hans chopper on the operational difficulties involved in the relief sorties. ...
  • Meghalaya against Pawan Hans resuming services July 29, 2011

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government has rejected a proposal of Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited to resume its services in the state which were suspended following the April 30 crash that killed former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu along with four others. "Officials of the helicopter service approached us about a week...
  • BSF team visits helicopter crash site in Sirohi May 14, 2011

    Jaipur: A BSF team comprising of technical experts on saturday visited the site in Sirohi district in Rajasthan to probe the helicopter crash that left four people dead. The mishap took place on Friday when the helicopter crashed in the hills of village Fatehpura near Abu Road here in the Sirohi...
  • Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins? May 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins?' ...
  • Will government overhaul Pawan Hans? May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Pawan Hans helicopter VTPHT that crashed killing the Arunachal chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others on Saturday was inducted only last year. The two pilots together had a flying record of over 7000 hours and experienced north east hands. On April 19, 2011 a Pawan...
  • Villagers identify Dorjee's body at crash site May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Hopes of finding Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu alive are all but over with locals spotting the debris of a chopper and also five bodies near Lobuthang in Tawang district on Wednesday morning. A few hours later, villagers in the area identified one of the dead as Chief...
  • All about the Dorjee Khandu chopper that crashed May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu was flying in an AS350 B3 helicopter that crashed in Lobothang at an altitude of 10,000, near Sela Pass, the third highest pass in the world. The helicopter was operated by Pawan Hans, that has a fleet of about 40 helicopters including three...
  • Crash site located, bodies sighted: ExArunachal CM May 4, 2011

    The debris is located in Lobothang Tawang, just north of sela pass. An army team is headed on foot to crash location. ...
  • Hopes fade, as no trace of Dorjee chopper yet May 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Even after four days of search, there was no trace of the Pawan Hans helicopter in which Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu went missing. Khandu and his aides went missing from Shela Pass near Tawang on Saturday and on Tuesday rescuers entered Bhutan to look for them. As many...
  • Search for Khandu: ITBP focuses on two areas May 3, 2011

    Itanagar/Shillong: Nearly 300 ITBP personnel on Tuesday fanned out on foot heading towards a place five km inside Bhutan and for Nagajiji near the windy Sela Pass to track the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others. The aerial search was called off for the day...
  • ISRO roped in to trace Arunachal CM chopper May 1, 2011

    New Delhi: All out efforts are on to find Arunachal CM's missing chopper. The Indian Space Research Organisation is also pitching in on the hunt. The ISRO has released satellite images to help locate the missing helicopter. These satellite images show the weather condition and the terrain of the area...
  • Arunachal CM missing: Krishna speaks to Bhutan PM May 1, 2011

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Sunday spoke to Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Thinley seeking assistance in search operations to trace the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorje Khandu and four others. Krishna spoke to Thinley and sought Bhutanese assistance in the search operations along the...
  • Bad weather hampers search for Arunachal CM May 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Massive search operations to find missing Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu began at 5:30 am on Sunday with the SSB and ITBP personnel joining the Army in the massive search operation. However, bad weather hampered the search operation as helicopters could not take off for the search operation....
  • ISRO roped in to trace Arunachal CM chopper April 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday night alerted the Department of Space and ISRO for help in locating the whereabouts of the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others. Union Home Secretary GK Pillai said that Indian satellites have made two passes over the probable area from...
  • Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans service April 30, 2011

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Saturday suspended the Pawan Hans helicopter services operating in the state with immediate effect, hours after Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's helicopter went missing and was found later in Bhutan. Transport Minister AT Mondal told PTI that he instructed his office to close down the...
  • 17 Killed, 4 injured in Arunachal chopper crash April 19, 2011

    Pawan Hans helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang on Tuesday with 23 people on board. ...
  • Helicopter crashes in Tawang, 17 dead April 19, 2011

    Tawang: At least 17 people were killed when a Pawan Hans helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang at 2 PM on Tuesday. There were 23 people on board the helicopter including five crew members and two children. Four people have been injured with two reported to be in a critical condition....