At a function held on 2nd August, 2008 at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu, Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd. signed an agreement with Eurocopter, South-East Asia, Singapore, for the delivery of two brand new AS 350 B3″Ecuriel” helicopters. Eurocopter, South-East Asia is a subsidiary of Eurocopter Group, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. The chief guest at the function was Mr.Gilles-Henry Garault, the French ambassador to Nepal and the guest of honor was the Chief Consular General, German Embassy. The function was attended by several senior officials from Ministry of Tourism, CANN, media persons and officials of Fishtail Air.
The agreement was signed between Mr. Bikash JB Rana, chairman of Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Gerard Maitrepierre, President of Eurocopter South East Asia.
According to a press note delivered by Mr. Suman Pandey, CEO Fishtail Air, with the signing of this agreement Fishtail Air becomes the first private Nepalese helicopter company to ever acquire brand new helicopters in the history of helicopter operation. The helicopters would be delivered by the end of 2009 and the second in early 2010.
Mr.Gerard Maitrepierre, President of Eurocopter South East Asia, in his speech, congratulated Mr.Bikash JB Rana and Mr. Suman Pandey for demonstrating a high managerial quality and that together he hoped that they would enhance the tourism in Nepal.
Mr.Bikash JB Rana, Chairman, Fishtail Air, stated that the introduction of this helicopter will create a new dimension in helicopter operation history of Nepal.
The chief guest, his excellency, Mr.Gilles-Henry Garault, also congratulated Fishtail Air ‘for making a good choice’.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr.Ashish Sherchan, Director of Operations, Fishtail Air.
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