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Apr 27, 2019

Simrik Air adds one more helicopter.

Simrik Air proudly announces the landing of another brand new AS350 B3e today at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. This France made aircraft with a call sign 9N-ANB is ferried all the way from Malaysia, with Pilot-in-command Capt. Ananda Thapa along with Capt. Bimal Sharma and Er. Prachanda Malla.

To fulfil the growing demand and to cater to different kinds of requirements of the customers, Simrik has purchased two brand new Airbus AS350 B3e back to back. While 9N-AKD landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 19th October 2018, this 9N-ANB that landed today is the second one in a row.

With this new addition, Simrik Air now has 05 helicopters in its fleet.

Simrik’s dedication to safety and quality service has enabled it to continue being the most preferred helicopter company in Nepal. The arrival of new aircraft makes Simrik more empowered and committed to providing the safest and the best flying experience to its diverse customer base.

As Nepal Tourism Board is preparing for Visit Nepal 2020 setting a target of 2 million tourist arrival in 2020, the addition of new aircraft consolidates Simrik’s vision by catering to the rising demand of the customers, as well as innovating new travel packages promoting the many beautiful and unexplored sights of Nepal.

Industry Updates

The Nepali helicopter industry’s regular and repeated occurrences of incidents are turning out to
be a major challenge to the industry’s reputation. Frequent incidents, ranging from damage to the
aircraft to loss of life have concerned everyone – helicopter operators, the government,
customers and all major stakeholders.
To address this very serious issue of improving safety and quality of overall operations,
Helicopter Society of Nepal (HAN) has been formed today under the leadership of veteran
helicopter expert Mr. Rameshwar Thapa.
The committee’s primary focus objectives are:
-Promote Nepali helicopter industry as per the norms and regulations of Government of Nepal
– Conduct awareness campaign in association with CAAN about helicopter operations and its
– Organize different festivals, seminars and interactions
– Development of human resource for the helicopter industry
– Collaboration with international organizations for the betterment of the helicopter business in
Nepal and awareness of safety
– Organize international level symposium, conference, and training on safety
– Hold interaction programs with all stakeholders
– Research and publication