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Announcement of Company Name Change

We are delighted to announce that our company name is changing as of May 25, 2018, from “Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd.” to “Summit Helicopters Pvt. Ltd”.

The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and your contacts will remain unchanged. Other than these visible changes, there is no change in ownership and no change in staff. Our office location, phone, fax, airport phone numbers, and email will remain the same as below :

P.O. Box: 5465, Gairi Gaon, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal . (Opposite to Air Cargo Division)
Phone:  (+977 1) 4112217, 4112230, 4112463/64/65/66/67
Fax: (+977 1) 4112297
Airport Phone No: (+977 1) 4991826, 4494692
Operation & Sales – Binod Thapa : +977 9851062087
Operation & Sales – Ramesh Shiwakoti : +977 9751000115
Airport – Rakesh Rana : +977 9751000119
Binod Thapa :
Ramesh Shiwakoti :
Bishwo Gorkhali :

Since only the company name changes, but all other legal aspects remain unchanged, we would like to propose taking this letter as a viable annexe or amendment to any contracts or service agreements that are currently in place between yourselves and Summit Helicopters. We would be grateful if you could ensure that all contact details and communication systems are updated within your organization to reflect our company name change with effect from May 25th 2018.

Thanks a lot for being one in our valued customers. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Summit Helicopters Pvt. Ltd
Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Fishtail Air recover body of Malaysian climber from Mt Ama Dablam

Raman Nair Hachoodan, 41, who went missing on May 15.

A Malaysian climber who scaled the peak of Mount Everest last year was found dead near camp II on Mt Ama Dablam, which is at 6,812m above sea level in the Everest region.The climber (Raman Nair Hachoodan),42 was said to have fallen some 1,000m down from the high camp after he along with two other climbers were returning to the lower camps .He was found by a sherpa team which had searched the site after he was reported missing hiking down from 6,800 metre mountain. His body was found in a gorge at height of 5,300 meters near the camp II after five days of search.

The report said Raman accompanied by two other mountaineers were believed to be making their way up Camp II, which was located on the lower slopes, some 1,000 metres from the peak, when he fell to his death.The three were making their way to safety to the lower altitude camp to take shelter due to bad weather, when the incident took place.The report also said that the expeditionary organisers conducted land and air search but it proved futile, due to the prevailing bad weather.

It is learnt that the victim’s father had arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal to claim the body, to be brought home to Malaysia for final rites.

Fishtail signs with the first Airbus Helicopters HCare Smart Contract

Fishtail signs with the first Airbus Helicopters HCare Smart Contract to cover the fleet of two H125 (Previously named as AS350 B3e) for five years under the Airbus HCare Service offer. As we are the first company to introduce the H125 in Nepal, we will now be the first to take benefit from the HCare Smart Program in the contry.

This contract will offer the support for both scheduled and unscheduled aircrafts events and entitles of Fishtail Air for full Material Management Service backed by a parts availability commitment. Fishtail can ensure high maintenance standards in collaboration with Airbus Helicopters and can meet growing demand for helicopters in Nepal.

This offer provides the rotorcraft industry’s most comprehensive service coverage, grouped with  5 doamins: material management, helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and upgrades, technical support, training and flight operations and connected services. It includes Repair by hour (RBH), exchange by the hour (EBH), parts by the hour (PBH) and full by the hour (FBH).

Simikot Inbound and Outbound (Hilsa Mission)

Fishtail Air is now operating one of its B3 helicopter in Far western region of Nepal called Simikot. Simikot is the gateway to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. Fishtail is operating since May 27 and has done more than 250 shuttles up to now and sending more than 1000 passengers up to Hilsa (Nepal Border) and along with that, we have done emergency rescue evacuation from Hilsa to Simikot and Simikot to Nepalgunj as well as Kathmandu. Fishtail will be operating up to September of this year and we have named for this mission as “HILSA MISSION“.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Aerial Work at Everest Region!

Aerial work is one of the difficult action to perform in higher altitude which was performed by Fishtail air and has successfully completed on May 12, 2017 in Everest Region-Lobuche Glacier (4940m) and Gorakshep Glacier (5164m). Our AS350 B3e (9N-AJQ) was piloted by Caption Maurizio Folini and supported by Technician Mr. Hari Giri for this action. This aerial work was for Glaciology Study.

By: Sumit Shrestha

Ueli Steck’s remains airlifted by Fishtail Air!

Ueli steck was a famous swiss rock climber and mountaineer who won two Piolet d’Or, in 2009 and 2014. He is also famous for his speed records on the North Face trilogy in the Alps. He has won many awards regarding mountaineering in Nepal as well as in many countries.

He died on April 30, 2017 morning while attempting the west ridge route of Everest. He slipped away from west ridge of Everest and fell 100m down from west ridge of Everest. He was there without supplemental oxygen. His remains were airlifted by Fishtail Air from Everest base Camp I this morning under the command of Captain Maurizio Folini. Captain Maurizio flew over the Everest Base Camp and landed at Everest base Camp I and was able to bring his remains back to Kathmandu.

Jubilant news from Singapore

Fishtail Air Bagged the award for logging Highest Number of Flight Hrs (7800+) with AS 350 B3 Helicopter. We pioneered the introduction of AS 350 B3 Helicopter in Nepal by importing two units in 2009, embarking to a new era of Heli Aviation in Nepal, followed by the presence of 15 such Aircrafts in our sky today. Within the span of less than 8 yrs, journey has completed a land mark 50,000 hrs of which Fishtail Air is the biggest contributor. Amidst a function of “Rotorcraft Asia” today in Singapore, Philippe Monteux, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters, SEA awarded Fishtail Air as the Top Operator along with others from Nepal.

Fishtail’s New Heli ‘9N-AJR’ has started its first commercial flight!

Fishtail’s new heli ‘9N-AJR‘ has officially started its first commercial flight by today (April 4, 2017). Flight to Gorakchep (Everest Region). This flight was under the control of Captain Eric Alexander Ridington and flew flawlessly over Everest Region. Today 9N-AJR has showed its capability to fly over Nepalese sky and will keep flying very persistently in coming days.

Along with this, we are planning to set one of our B3 helicopter in Lukla by second week of April which will definitely help and provide the best services to the climbers as well as for other missions in climbing season.

Fishtail Air’s Newest Heli is ready to operate in Nepalese sky!

Fishtail Air’s most awaiting and featuring newest heli with a model of AS350 B3+  and call sign ‘9N-AJR’ with a capacity of flying up to 23,000 feet (AMSL) is ready to operate for its commercial  fight (Aerial Survey, Sightseeing, Mountain Flights, Medical Evacuation, Corporate Charter, Human/Cargo sling Operations, High Altitude Operations and other special adventure missions.

Fishtail Air now operates three helicopters AS350 B3e (9N-AJQ), AS350 B3+ (9N-AJR) and BELL-206 (9N-AII) on its fleets. Along with this, Fishtail Air is adding more two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters within next year. Fishtail Air will be at best to serve and provide proper facilities to its clients.

Fishtail Air’s new AS 350 B3+ (9N-AJR) helicopter has arrived at TIA!

Fishtail Air’s new AS 350 B3+ helicopter has arrived at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The chopper after being brought from TARMAC AVIATION SA, Switzerland has added new gems in Fishtail Air’s fleet. It will fly in the Nepalese sky with the registration sign ‘9N-AJR’.

The AS 350 B3+ is powered by a 2B1 engine and is well known for its capacity to fly at high altitude (23,000 feet AMSL) all over the world. The chopper has also proved its capability in Nepal especially in mountain regions. It holds 6 seats capacity excluding pilot and operates flawlessly during the Aerial Sightseeing, Mountain Flights, Rescue Evacuation, Corporate Charter, Sling Operations, High altitude operations and other special adventure missions.
After the addition of AS 350 B3+ Helicopter, Fishtail Air’s fleet will be extended to three helicopters with one Bell-206 (9N-AII), AS 350 B3e (9N-AJQ).

Fishtail Air’s new AS 350 B3+ (9N-AJR)

Fishtail Air’s new AS 350 B3+ (9N-AJR)