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Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters collaborates for maintenance partnership

Pawan Hans has 34 Airbus helicopters of which 32 are Dauphin and 2 are Ecureuil. The maintenance base for the Dauphin is in Mumbai.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Feb 15, 2017, 07.38 PM IST
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Pawan Hans is one of Airbus' most valuable customers for over 30 years and in this time it has accumulated over 500,000 flying hours on the Dauphin fleet.
Pawan Hans is one of Airbus' most valuable customers for over 30 years and in this time it has accumulated over 500,000 flying hours on the Dauphin fleet.
NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) appointing the state-owned helicopter operator as Airbus Helicopters’ approved maintenance centre for the Dauphin and Ecureuil rotorcraft.

“The MoU has the provision to enlarge Pawan Hans’ scope of maintenance services in the future to include other Airbus helicopter types,“ said a release from PHL.

“We are proud to be the world’s largest civil operator of Dauphin fleet and to be its leading maintenance services provider in India. Over the years we have enjoyed a great partnership with Airbus Helicopters,” B P Sharma, Chairman & MD, PHL was quoted in the release.

Pawan Hans has 34 Airbus helicopters of which 32 are Dauphin and 2 are Ecureuil. Pawan Hans’ maintenance base for the Dauphin is located in Mumbai.

“Pawan Hans is one of our most valuable customers for over 30 years and in this time it has accumulated over 500,000 flying hours on the Dauphin fleet. It has built unparalleled expertise in operation and maintenance of the Dauphin. Our legacy partnership offers opportunities to equip Pawan Hans with newer Airbus helicopter models,” Philippe Monteux, Senior Vice President of South East Asia Pacific Zone was quoted in teh relelase.

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