Pawan Hans and Eurocopter To Set Up MRO, Training

 - March 10, 2010, 10:20 AM

Eurocopter and Pawan Hans Helicopters, the largest civil helicopter operator in India, have entered into two joint ventures for maintenance, repair and overhaul and training. Under the terms of the first joint venture, Eurocopter and Pawan Hans will establish an MRO facility in a key Indian metro to better serve the Dauphin fleet being operated in India. The second joint venture will set up a training center to support Indian needs. R.K. Tyagi, Pawan Hans chairman and managing director, said, “As the Indian helicopter market expands, we see tremendous opportunity for Pawan Hans in the oil and gas, tourism and corporate travel segments.” Pawan Hans began operating Dauphin helicopters in India in 1986 and is Eurocopter’s biggest customer in the country. It is an approved Dauphin maintenance center for that part of the Indian subcontinent.