New Zealand-based Helipro to make its Indian debut

March 26, 2008

New Delhi: New Zealand-based helicopter operator, Helipro, plans to tap the Indian market with its maiden launch, the Helipro Aviation Training Institute, in Mumbai or New Delhi. The company, which was present in India to attend the Airport and Airlines 2008 Expo, is expected to set the school up within six to eight months. Helipro also plans to partner with the Indian travel industry to explore new business prospects.
All the training that Helipro provides for its Indian students in New Zealand is as per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) requirements. Piyush Bothra, International Representative & Coordinator, Helipro, says, “..Helipro Aviation Training has several pilot training programs, suited to all skills — from beginners to advanced pilots, who wish to acquire the skills necessary to suit the airlines’ professional requirements..”. The company is also looking at tie-ups with the Indian travel trade (airlines and Indian aviation training institutes) to set up the Helipro institute, in India.
According to Bothra, Helipro specialises in flight training, air charter, aerial survey, photography and filming, search and rescue, aerial fire fighting and live line maintenance.
Recognised by New Zealand Qualifications Authority as an approved Qualifications provider, Helipro holds an Airline Air Operator’s certificate, issued under New Zealand Civil Aviation Rules.
25/03/08 Kanika Mehta/TravelBizMonitor

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