Pawan Hans to introduce new service in Arunachal Pradesh

PTI Itanagar | Updated on April 30, 2011 Published on April 30, 2011

Facing criticism in the aftermath of the April 19 helicopter crash at Tawang, government-run Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) has announced that two new ones would be introduced for service in Arunachal Pradesh.

The company Executive Director, Mr Sanjiv Bahl, said that orders for two new 24-seater, MI-172 helicopters have been placed and are expected to be delivered by December.

Four pilots have been selected for training in the new helicopters, the GM (operations), Mr R.P.S. Mahal, and the General Manager (Engineering), Mr Deepak Kapoor, said.

Stating that Pawan Hans is providing air services in the state since December 1995, he said it airlifted heavy machines for BRO, flew rescue missions, airlifted police personnel and rations in remote areas, besides, men and materials during elections.

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Published on April 30, 2011
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