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Fishtail Air’s new AS 350 B3e (9N AJQ) helicopter has arrived at TIA

Fishtail Air’s new AS 350 B3e (H125) helicopter has arrived at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The chopper after being brought from Heli Linth, Switzerland has added new gems in Fishtail Air’s fleet. It will fly in the Nepalese sky with the registration sign ‘9N-AJQ’. The helicopter is considered as the one of the strongest helicopter and safe in term of risks. Painted with big animation of Dragon, it is nicknamed as ‘Dragon’.

The helicopter that is expected to start it operation in Nepalese sky within couple of days can carry 6 passengers at a time excluding the pilot. With addition of this helicopter, Fishtail Air now operates with 3 helicopters including Bell206 & AS 350 B2 in its fleet.

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Photo Courtesy: Hari Giri

Fishtail Air is partnering with international NGO, MAF in rescue mission

Fishtail Air is partnering with international NGO Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), to operate an urgently needed helicopter response facility to enable humanitarian and relief workers to reach those most isolated communities in Nepal to bring hope and healing following the earthquake.

Nepal Earthquake, Fishtail Air

MAF operates the world’s largest fleet of aircraft for humanitarian and development operations and has considerable experience in disaster relief work including flight scheduling, logistics and management of disaster air transport operations. Working together with our helicopters and their disaster expertise, we are in ideal position to get the right people to the right places at the right time to help the people of Nepal recover from this devastating natural disaster.

The service we are offering is aimed at enabling the humanitarian aid community to access affected vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach areas currently not accessible by road or the larger helicopters. The service is primarily for passengers and limited cargo and is available on whole aircraft charter or a shuttle basis (pay for seat) and rates will depend on a number of factors although significant subsidies will be available to all humanitarian agencies.

Happy Children after getting the Food material


Happy Children after getting the Food material

Nepal Earthquake, Rescue

MAF team at the affected area speaking with the local people

To find out more please contact:
MAF Registration and Booking Office, Fishtail Air, opposite KTM Cargo Terminal entrance, Kathmandu.
Email maf-nepal-bookings@maf.org
Phone: 9813151797 or 9860481977

Fishtail Air and Maurizio Folini carry out the highest Helicopter Rescue!

Yet again, Fishtail Air and Maurizio Folini have succeeded in carrying out the highest ever helicopter rescue on Everest. The rescue was carried out in an incredible altitude of 7,800 m. Despite the difficulty to fly in thin air at such high altitudes, renowned Italian Pilot Maurizio Folini piloted the AS 350 B3 to rescue an injured Nepali-Canadian climber at 1:30 pm on the 21st of May. The casualty who faced difficulties in the afternoon of 20th May was lowered several hundred meters the following day by a Sherpa team from where the rescue took place. The previous record too was performed at an altitude of 6,900 m by a team of Fishtail Air & Air Zermatt on 29th April, 2010 using ‘Human Sling Operation’ on Mt. Annapurna.

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Maurizio Folini