Kathmandu, August 28, 2017: Heli Air, a newly established Nepalese helicopter company has brought Gyrocopter (light helicopter) to Nepal.
Mr. Ronan Lamichhane, Managing Director for Heli-Air has informed that Heli-Air will be conducting its commercial flight operation from September 1, 2017 by its Gyrocopter aircrafts, and the ticket booking for the flight is also opened.
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has already granted Air Operator’s Certificate to Heli-Air, Helicopter Company.
The Mountain flight fare for 15 minutes has been set at USD 149, USD 249 for 30 minutes, USD 398 for 60 minutes, USD 548 for 90 minutes and USD 698 for 120 minutes.
The Gyro operator Heli-Air has successfully conducted its Proving Flight (Test Flight) on May 24 this year and was waiting for the issuance of Airworthiness certificate from CAAN for commencing its flight operation.
Heli-Air Nepal is the one and only operator of Gyrocopter in South-Asia. The aircraft consists of fully integrated glass flight deck which provides flight information and safety. The aircraft especially suits for luxury travel as it consists of bubbled out windows which are quite comfortable for 360° view and photography. The aircraft is also popular for its performance and reliability as the aircraft is not affected by turbulence and is able to land anywhere if needed. So, it is estimated to be very useful for mountain flight, survey, and other uses.
The company plans to add one additional Gyrocopter and two factory-made Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters soon.
(With inputs from Aviation Nepal)