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.
For the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic is posing a threat to the everyday life of people globally. Travelers are particularly affected, as are people working in tourism where Nepal couldn’t remain an exception. The Tourism in Nepal has remained shut ever since the pandemic has been declared, which definitely is affecting the country’s economy as a whole.
However, the great pause has definitely been an opportunity to reflect and plan for the future. Life continues to be challenging, but we hope to rise again soon.
Amidst the global pandemic, I am pleased to announce that Simrik Air has initiated and started providing an exclusive air ambulance service for COVID-19 positive patients. Nepal Government and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) provided permission to Simrik Air to carry Coronavirus infected patients adhering to the health and safety guidelines following the protocols of the Ministry of Health and Population and WHO. Simrik has thus dedicated its 02 helicopters exclusively to carry COVID-19 positive patients among 05 helicopters in its fleet. It is indeed a matter of concern that the Coronavirus Pandemic is spreading rapidly in the country. In this grave situation, CAAN providing permission to Simrik Air to airlift COVID-19 positive patients from all over Nepal is certainly a relief for the patients requiring emergency attention and treatment.
In this testing period, Simrik Air Helicopter is committed to saving lives, delivering you with the safest and the most efficient service wherever and whenever. I finally would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Medical crew, our Flight crew and Ground crew for successfully handling and accomplishing every mission of airlifting COVID-19 patients from different parts of Nepal, following all the safety measures and protocols.