Fishtail Air to introduce Heli Linth’s aircraft in Nepal
05 July, 2016 – After a loss of one aircraft that met an accident on March 17, 2016 limited to fleet of 2 aircrafts, one of the leading helicopter service provider in Nepal, Fishtail Air is soon going to increase an aircraft in its fleet with addition of an AS350 B3e aircraft which is just a couple of days away from arriving its new hub at Kathmandu via road transportation. The chopper with the call sign 9N-AJI that crashed was operated by a Swedish pilot who managed to escape the incident with a minor injury during the incident.
This recent addition of B3e (H125) helicopter was purchased by Fishtail Air from a Swiss helicopter service company ‘Heli Linth’ and will have a registration of 9N-AJQ which is scheduled to arrive and start its service very soon in Nepal. This purchase from a Swiss company was featured in a Swiss newspaper daily that stated Fishtail Air will now own the ‘Dragon’ helicopter after purchasing it in Mollis, Switzerland from Heli Linth.
The helicopter is called Dragon as it is painted with a big animated dragon in its livery. The Dragon aircraft was dismantled into pieces of fuselage, tail boom and rotors and was transported in a container through road transportation from Calcutta, India to Kathmandu, Nepal. The dismantled parts in the container have passed customs of Birgunj in Nepal and are soon on the way of entering Kathmandu valley. The dismantled parts will be reassembled in Tribhuwan International Airport by a team of engineers after its arrival and the Dragon aircraft will get a new livery of Fishtail Air.
As per the sources, the aircraft will arrive on 8 of July 2016 and will fly soon in Nepalese sky. The paper works for registration and obtaining registration number has already been accomplished so the company is looking forward to commence its service soon without delays. After the addition of new H125, the Fishtail Air’s fleet will extend to 3 comprising one Bell206 with registration 9N-AII, AS350 B2 with registration 9N-AKA, and AS350B3e with registration 9N-AJQ. Recently, Simrik Air also added one AS350 B2 helicopter in its fleet.
Source: Swiss newspaper daily