India’s only ‘civilian’ medical evacuation copter

For all that talk about taking the nascent civilian helicopter market in India to soaring heights, here’s a piece of stark ground reality: There is only one “civilian” medical evacuation helicopter in the entire country! An Augusta Westland chopper, run by a private operator in Delhi, to be precise. You couldn’t expect more in a ...

Helicopter manufacturers eye lucrative naval contracts

Helicopter manufacturers AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters and Sikorsky had a high profile at Aero India, as they jostle for position around four major naval contests. India’s planned naval build-up requires maritime rotorcraft in substantial numbers. The navy has three major requirements for new helicopters, while the coastguard has one. The navy’s long-running Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) ...

AgustaWestland showcases range of helicopters

AgustaWestland is showcasing its range of modern high performance military and commercial helicopters at Aero India 2013, which is being held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Feb. 6 to 10. Helicopters being promoted at Aero India include the AW101, 12 of which are now in the process of delivery to the Indian Air Force ...