Fishtail Air signs first Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart Contract in Nepal

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Fishtail Air, one of the competent helicopter operators in Nepal, signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of two H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) helicopters for 5 years under the Airbus HCare service offer. The offer includes the support for both scheduled and un-scheduled aircraft events and entitles Fishtail Air for a full Material Management service backed by a parts availability commitment.

CEO of Fishtail Air Suman Pandey said, “After being the first company to introduce the H125 in Nepal, we will now be the first to benefit from the HCare Smart program in the country.” We can now ensure high maintenance standards in collaboration with Airbus Helicopters and can meet growing demand for helicopter services in Nepal, he added.

Airbus Helicopters’ HCare material management capabilities extend across the globe via a network of authorized repair and overhaul centers, eight logistics hubs or central/regional inventories, and four Worldwide Customer Support Centers providing 24/7 technical, logistics and aircraft-on-ground (AOG) support.

Emphasizing the manufacturer’s commitment to quality and performance, Airbus Helicopters’ services offer, HCare, provides the rotorcraft industry’s most comprehensive service coverage, grouped into 5 domains: material management; helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and upgrades; technical support; training and flight operations and connected services. HCare Smart service includes Repair by the hour (RBH), exchange by the hour (EBH), parts by the hour (PBH) and full by the hour (FBH).

Fishtail Air was established in the year 1997 under the Air Operators Certificate issued by the government of Nepal. Currently, the company’s fleet consists of 2 Ecureuil-one AS 350 B3e, AS 350 B3+ and one Bell Jet Ranger 206 registered 9N-AJQ, 9N-AJR and 9N-AII respectively. From its base in Kathmandu, the company operates aerial sightseeing, mountain flights, rescue evacuation, air ambulance service, corporate charter, project support, expeditions, sight surveys, pilgrimage tours, sling and high altitude operation, transborder flights and special adventure missions.

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