Manang Air Private Limited, founded in 1997, sets a pace for the industry and expands the scope of operating helicopters and training’s in commercial air transportation within the Nepalese territory.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the sole aviation regulatory body of Nepal’s, Flight Safety Standard Division of Nepal (FSSD) had patent Manang Air Helicopter as the Approved Training Organization (ATO) of Nepal as its satisfy all the requirement as prescribed on CAA Nepal’s ATO Manual. This is the very first time that the rotor wing operator of Nepal has been approved as an ATO Organization.
According to the Airline Officials, the CAA Nepal’s, FSSD Division had successfully accomplished its ATO Audit on August 03, 2018. The audit was conducted under the presence of officials from CAA Nepal along with the Aviation Expert from Direction générale de l’aviation civile (DGAC) at CAAN, Michel Carrasco on Manang Air’s Head Office, Minbhawan, Kathmandu. Initially, Manang Air ATO is authorized to conduct Initial Type Training (Both theoretical and practical,) for Airbus AS350/H125 Series Helicopters in Nepal, noted CAA Nepal officials.
Approved Training Organization (ATO) is an organization approved by the nation civil aviation authority for conducting various types of training’s and is operating under the supervision of an Authority in accordance with the requirements of PELR to perform approved training. The Training provided by an ATO is under a special curriculum under the supervision by an Authority.
Presently, Manang Air is operating two Airbus H125 Helicopter under the Regulation of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal as a Commercial Helicopter Operator. The Company also provides a personalized services to its clients in all the avenues of its flying, be it: adventure flights, search and rescue, medical evacuation, aerial work, helicopter excursions, expedition work and other customized flights as per the requirement of the clients. The area of operations of the Company is not only restricted to personalized services, but includes operation to support trekkers, pilgrims and also offer the air Logistics support to various government agencies of Nepal.