Huge scope in helicopter taxi services

Aviation agencies should commence helicopter taxi service between Delhi-NCR and other north eastern states, says civil aviation secretary

GN Bureau | November 6, 2017


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 Civil aviation secretary RN Choubey has said that helicopter traffic is much less in India and can be increased immensely. 

He added that India has achieved a growth rate of about 20 percent in domestic air travel in the last three years in the fixed wing segment.
Choubey said that the aviation agencies should strive to commence helicopter taxi services between Delhi-NCR and north eastern states.
 
Speaking at the first Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave-2017, he said the ministry’s National Civil Aviation Policy tries to address this gap. “As per the new NCAP, helicopters are free to fly from point to point without prior ATC clearance in airspace below 5,000 feet,” he said. 
 
Uttarakhand tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said the helicopter taxi services have a huge scope for enforcing law and order, rendering air ambulance services, tackling forest fire and connecting religious and tourist destinations located in rough terrain of hilly areas.
 
The conclave was organised by Pawan Hans Limited, a ministry of civil aviation enterprise, with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the theme of enhancing connectivity. 
 

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