Altitude Air: Another Helicopter Company soon to be added In Nepal Aviation
Kathmandu – 22 August 2016
The helicopter company named Altitude Air apparently seems working expediting barring inside the closed door to join the Nepal aviation shortly.
The respective company has fastened its seat belt to debut in Nepal aviation industry introducing European manufactured helicopter AS 350 B3e, which seems very efficient for the country like Nepal where most active companies are operating their flights with same series of helicopters at present.
Altitude Air has already accomplished its documentation process in Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and has gained the registration as ‘9N-ALS’ for its first aircraft that presently at Airbus Helicopter plant under airworthiness inspection. The aircraft is anticipated to arrive Nepal this coming September end.
As per additional information, Mr. Sonam Sherpa, one of the renowned figure in tourism sector and Board Director of Nepal Airlines Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa are the prime investors to introduce Altitude Air in Nepal.
Nepal indeed needs abundant helicopter companies as being one of the most geographical handicapped and on addition, poor road transport facilities that impose people to airlift even their daily supplies to make hand to mouth. It’s so traumatizing if you walk through the dark side where individual surrender his/her life just because one cannot afford to charter helicopter during medical emergencies. The growing helicopter companies also bring a positive hope to impose decrement in the prevalent high chartered fare so that the needy people can afford it.
Since helicopter charter fair has always been the highlight topic to the Tourism Ministry despite the numerous round table talks there has been made no any provision on change of fare to limit it in a fixed figure. On the other hand the repetitive crashes of single engine aircraft, specially the helicopters after the recent crash of 9N-AKA of Fishtail Air that took lives of all people on board including crew has been under CAAN’s strong surveillance for the companies and the pilots to inherit regulation strictly.
There is no doubt that helicopter companies have been a boon to our country. The recent burning contribution during earthquake has created an another level of bench mark but still the safety factor has been the biggest question mark and still the authority are trying to figure out the loopholes for the crashes.