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New Zealand: Trousers caused helicopter crash that killed three people

20 Dec 2018

New Zealand: Trousers caused helicopter crash that killed three people

In October, three people, on-board a helicopter, were killed when it had crashed in New Zealand.

#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India

04 Dec 2018

#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India

Alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam middleman, Christian James Michel, who is wanted by several Indian investigative agencies, is reportedly being extradited from the United Arab Emirates to India tonight.

Govt clears procurement of 111 Naval helicopters at Rs. 21,000cr

25 Aug 2018

Govt clears procurement of 111 Naval helicopters at Rs. 21,000cr

In a major decision, the Defense Ministry today gave its nod to the acquisition of 111 Utility Helicopters for the Navy at a cost of over Rs. 21,000cr besides approving separate procurement proposals worth nearly Rs. 25,000cr, according to officials.

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

13 Aug 2018

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, were unaccounted for after a hard landing by the helicopter in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said today.

18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia

04 Aug 2018

18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia

Russia today said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia early today.

Feasibility study in Tamil Nadu on heli-tourism submitted: Tourism Minister

30 Jul 2018

Feasibility study in Tamil Nadu on heli-tourism submitted: Tourism Minister

Soon, Pawan Hans services could be available for tourists in Tamil Nadu as a feasibility report on heli-tourism has been submitted to the Tamil Nadu government, Minister of Tourism K J Alphons informed the Lok Sabha today.

Bengaluru: India's first air taxi service to get bigger

15 Apr 2018

Bengaluru: India's first air taxi service to get bigger

After a month since its launch in Bengaluru, HeliTaxii fleet is going to get bigger.

Mi-17 IAF chopper crashes in Uttarakhand, no casualty

03 Apr 2018

Mi-17 IAF chopper crashes in Uttarakhand, no casualty

Six people on board were injured when a Mi-17 chopper of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, while landing this morning.

Rope snaps armymen slither down Dhruv chopper, three injured

11 Jan 2018

Rope snaps armymen slither down Dhruv chopper, three injured

Three army soldiers were injured when they were slithering down a rope from a chopper and the rope snapped.

#DefenseDiaries: India's Ka-226T helicopter is a jack of all trades

25 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: India's Ka-226T helicopter is a jack of all trades

200 Kamov Ka-226T light-utility helicopters are being acquired and will be assembled by India under a $1 billion agreement in 2015.

Govt. clears Rs. 21,738 crore project to 111 naval helicopters

01 Nov 2017

Govt. clears Rs. 21,738 crore project to 111 naval helicopters

The procurement of 111 naval utility helicopters (NUH) worth Rs. 21,738 crore for the Indian Navy has been approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Arun Jaitley to inaugurate made-in-India helicopters' production line

24 Aug 2017

Arun Jaitley to inaugurate made-in-India helicopters' production line

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley would reportedly inaugurate a production line of Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs) developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Indian Air Force and Army on 26 August.

India launches bids for 234 helicopters for navy worth $5bn

23 Aug 2017

India launches bids for 234 helicopters for navy worth $5bn

The Indian government has launched a global competition for 123 naval multi-role helicopters (NMRHs) and 111 armed naval light utility helicopters (NUH).