On the sidelines of the ongoing Wings India in Hyderabad, Pawan Hans Limited (PHL), a PSU under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, announced its decision to lease six Sikorsky S-76D helicopters. Helicopters S-76D, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Indian PSU, Pawan Hans Limited, Milestone Aviation Group Limited, Pawan Hans Limited, Pawan Hans Limited, Pawan Hans Limited, Pawan Hans Limited, Pawan Hans Limited, Pawan
Milestone Aviation Group Limited and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, are providing the Indian PSU with full value and sustainment packages to assist the phasing-in of this new helicopter model into its fleet. Five of the five helicopters leased by Pawan Hans Limited have already been delivered by the firm based in the United States.
The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), according to an official declaration, is the global leader in helicopter leasing. In addition, the rented helicopters will aid the Indian company’s onshore and offshore operations. It will also operate two S-76D helicopters for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC).
The S-76 helicopter is already in service in more than 40 countries on six continents, and it has successfully completed numerous missions in a variety of environments.
Since 1977, Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has supplied more than 875 S-76 helicopters to clients across the world, accumulating more than 7.5 million flight hours on a daily basis.
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This helicopter is built to deliver a significant increase in performance, power, and value. This is made feasible by the use of cutting-edge technology. Sanjeev Razdan, Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans, stated of the S-76D, “To support our offshore operations in South Asia, the S-76D is the best aircraft in the medium twin category.”
“Pawan Hans has released this helicopter with a whole new maintenance and support philosophy,” he continues. Pawan Hans is playing a key role in delivering next-generation helicopter operations to the Indian market with the introduction of the technologically superior S-76D helicopter.”
The S-76D is a new helicopter platform type for Pawan Hans, according to Michael York, Head of Emerging Markets at Milestone. This will improve their operations by providing them with more capabilities and advanced technology.
According to him, the company is not only developing a new operator for the S-76D, but also establishing a long-term connection between Milestone and Pawan Hans through this purchase.
Bill Blair, Chief Executive Lockheed Martin India, expressed his delight at Pawan Hans’ introduction of the S-76D aircraft into the Indian market, saying that the choice of these modern helicopters will provide high availability rates for customers.
Sikorsky’s support services will assure high availability rates for clients who require reliability and performance, and will align with Lockheed Martin’s focus in such an important location.