Free Press Journal
  • Pawan Hans stake sale: Government extends deadline for initial bids

    New Delhi: The government has extended the deadline to September 19 for submitting initial bids for 51 per cent stake sale in helicopter services provider Pawan Hans, according to a communication. The previous deadline for expression of interest (EoI) was to end Wednesday.

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    Helicopter crashes near Afghan army base in Balkh province; 3 people killed

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base. Maj Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says three others, including another foreign pilot, were wounded when the MI-14 helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

  • Was counting seconds: Pilot who made rooftop landing in Kerala

    Mumbai: Three seconds. This is how long it would have taken for the Seaking helicopter to disintegrate into pieces had anything gone wrong during a dramatic rooftop landing in Kerala to rescue 26 people. The video of the thrilling rescue operation by the Navy’s Seaking 42B helicopter at the flood-ravaged Chalakudy town on Friday has gone viral on social media and garnered thousands of hits.

  • US military helicopter crashes in western Iraq 

    Washington: A US military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, US officials said today. The officials said that so far there is no indication that the Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down.

  • New York: At least 2 died as helicopter crashes into Manhattan’s East River

    New York: At least two people have died when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into Manhattan’s East River, officials said. The red chopper, owned by tourism group Liberty and carrying six people including the pilot, fell into the river near the upscale Upper East Side neighborhood around 90th Street shortly after 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) at the end of a sunny day.

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    Mumbai University plans chopper ride for its students

    Mumbai: The Mumbai University will take its students on a helicopter ride for Mumbai darshan on March 28, 2017 on an experimental basis. The ride will be initiated as a test drive at the helipad area of the university along with Pawan Hans which is a helicopter service company. The cost of the ride on a regular basis will be decided by Pawan Hans after the test drive.

  • Mumbai helicopter crash: AAIB team in city

    Mumbai: A team of two people from apex aircraft investigation body, Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), arrived in Mumbai from New Delhi on Monday to collect the evidence of the helicopter crash in Aarey colony of Goregaon’s, which killed the pilot and seriously injured three others.

  • CBI questions Tyagi brothers and Khaitan

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday questioned cousins of former Indian Air Force Chief S P Tyagi—Sanjeev, Rajeev and Sandeep—besides advocate Gautam Khaitan for nearly eight hours asking exhaustively about finances, firms established by them and their relations with European middlemen in Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter deal.

  • Oppn attacks govt over ‘select leaks’ on Agusta

    New Delhi : The Opposition on Monday attacked the government in Rajya Sabha, alleging “selective leaks” of sensitive documents related to the controversial AugustaWestland helicopter deal and sought a probe into the matter.

  • AgustaWestland & Bofors scam: Erosion of the fourth estate

    There is a cynical suggestion that all defence deals in India involve a measure of financial impropriety and that the recent revelations of bribery and corruption in the aborted Agusta-Westland helicopter deal, while titillating in itself, indicates no real departure from an established pattern. There is undoubtedly some merit in this argument. In any case, since the 1980s, there is a growing belief that both individuals in high places — particularly in

  • Asset freeze extended to helicopter

    Brazil : Brazilian authorities have extended their freeze on football superstar Neymar’s assets to his helicopter, the latest step in a probe into alleged tax evasion by the FC Barcelona striker.

  • Pawan Hans explores IPO, plans foray into MRO biz

    New Delhi :  Charting out its growth strategy, country’s largest helicopter operator Pawan Hans is reviewing the prospects of an initial share sale and diversifying into the MRO business.

  • Chopper crashes into sea, 2 pilots missing

    Mumbai : A Pawan Hans chopper with two pilots on board crashed into the sea during a routine exercise in the Bombay High area on Wednesday evening, after it lost contact with the base.  The pilots have been identified as Captain E Samuel and T K Guha. At around 7.30 pm the chopper was carrying out night landing practice when it went missing. There was no passenger on board. Officials feared that it had crashed