Message from the Chairman
Since its founding in 2001 Simrik Air has grown into one of the leading and safest helicopter companies in Nepal.
Safety is Simrik’s primary concern, which is why we continuously strive to raise flight safety standards by adhering to the safety policies of CAAN as well as to ICAO’s safety initiatives. The goal is to improve safety and efficiency in all areas of air transport.
At Simrik, we are committed to offering our customers a world-class flying experience, to ensuring their safe landing and giving our crew a safe work environment.
Simrik wholeheartedly follows the Safety Management Systems (SMS) and quality standards of the Nepalese helicopter industry and is, therefore, the most preferred helicopter company in Nepal. It is because of its dedication to safety, quality and customer service that this company has received national and international accreditations.
Over the years, with the addition of new aircraft, we have grown stronger in high-altitude long-line search, rescue and recovery missions, sling operations, adventure flights, pilgrim flights, among other flights. This is evident in the number of successful high-altitude long-line rescue and recovery missions, external cargo sling operations for developmental projects, Gosaikunda and Pathivara holy flights, and successful Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp Sightseeing flights.
Simrik Air has also begun to provide aerial firefighting services with the Bambi Bucket, a specialized bucket hanging on a cable carried by a helicopter to provide water for aerial firefighting. Simrik therefore assisted in the extinguishment of fires in the Pathivara, Shivapuri National Park, and Balaju Industrial Areas during the huge fire breakout.
Since late 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a danger to people’s daily lives all across the world. Travelers, as well as those working in tourism, are severely affected, and Nepal cannot stay an exception. Tourism in Nepal has been closed since the pandemic was proclaimed, which is clearly affecting the country’s economy as a whole.
The big pause, on the other hand, has undoubtedly provided a chance to think and plan for the future. Life is still difficult, but we hope to rise again soon.
In the midst of the worldwide epidemic, I am delighted to report that Simrik Air has established and begun offering a dedicated air ambulance service for COVID-19 positive patients. The Nepal Government and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) granted Simrik Air authorization to transport Coronavirus-infected patients in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Population’s and WHO’s procedures for health and safety. Simrik has thus devoted two of its 05 helicopters specifically to carrying COVID-19 positive patients. The fact that the Coronavirus Pandemic is quickly spreading throughout the country is cause for alarm. In this dire circumstance, CAAN granting Simrik Air permission to fly COVID-19 positive patients from all across Nepal is undoubtedly a relief for the patients in need of immediate medical attention and treatment.
During this trial time, Simrik Air Helicopter is devoted to saving lives and providing you with the safest and most efficient service possible, wherever and whenever you need it. Finally, I’d want to express my deepest gratitude to the Medical team, our Flight crew, and Ground crew for successfully handling and completing each mission of airlifting COVID-19 patients from various regions of Nepal while adhering to all safety precautions and regulations.