An Intent of Cooperation (IOC) was signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) for purchase or long term lease for 20 helicopters, 10 each civil variants of ALH Dhruv and Light Utility Helicopters at the ongoing Wings India-2022 at Hyderabad.
This would also bring synergy between HAL and PHL in the helicopter ecosystem and strengthen the helicopter business in India’s civil aviation market.
The IOC has been signed between PHL’s CMD Sanjeev Razdan and HAL’s (Helicopter Complex) CEO S Anbuvelan in the presence of Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of Roads, Buildings, Legislative Affairs and Housing of Telangana Vemula Prashanth Reddy, HAL CMD R Madhavan and others.
“IOC was signed for 10 each of the civil variants of ALH Dhruv and Light Utility Helicopters at the ongoing Wings India-2022. This will also bring synergy between HAL and PHL in the helicopter ecosystem and strengthen the helicopter business in India’s civil aviation market,” a HAL statement read.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Bengaluru, India. Established on 23 December 1940, HAL is one of the oldest and largest aerospace and defence manufacturers in the world today.
HAL currently has 11 dedicated Research and development (R&D) centres and 21 manufacturing divisions under 4 production units spread across India. HAL is managed by a Board of Directors appointed by the President of India through the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
HAL is currently involved in designing and manufacturing fighter jets, helicopters, jet engines and marine gas turbine engines, avionics, software development, spare supply, overhauling and upgrading of Indian military aircraft. Pawan Hans Limited is a government-owned helicopter service provider based in Delhi NCR, India. It is under the ownership of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
Since 1985, Pawan Hans has been India’s market leader in helicopter operations. Its fleet of 42 helicopters provides services to sectors such as oil and gas exploration, pipeline survey and aerial work, police and utility tasks, and services to VIPs and state governments.
Pawan Hans also provides passenger connectivity to remote, hilly, and inaccessible areas along India’s northern and north-eastern borders. In addition, it has provided inter-island connectivity in the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.