Simrik Air factory out H-125 (Former AS 350 B3e) helicopter manufactured by Airbus with Nepalese Registration ‘9N-AKD’ landed on Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today’s morning. The aircraft entered Nepal’s Airspace and arrived at Biratnagar Airport yesterday and made a night stop there to continue flight to Kathmandu today’s morning.
The aircraft with Nepalese registration ‘9N-AKD’ arrived Nepal via transiting in Subang of Malaysia, Hatyai of Thailand, Suratthani of Thailand, and Yangon in Myanmar, Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh following Biratnagar in Eastern Nepal. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh had delayed its proposal to the newly purchased helicopter from its transit schedule Dhaka which had delayed the arrival of the new helicopter to join its new base at Kathmandu, Nepal.
Officials from Simrik Air had departed Singapore on Wednesday (13th of October) to take the delivery of the brand new H125 chopper. People including flight crews, licensed engineer, and the official from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) are in the team for receiving the additional aircraft. The new H125 landed at Tribhuvan International Airport today under the command of Captain Bivek Khadka and Captain Hare Ram Thapa along with Er. Prachanda Malla for the technical team.
The aircraft has already got the trademark livery of Simrik Air. The rotor aircraft is the new version AS 350 B3e and has full glass integrated cockpit.
In near future, the airline has planned to add one more H125 and other four Russian manufactured helicopters. After adding those aircraft into its fleets, it is anticipated to be the second largest helicopter operator company in Nepal.