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Bell 412EPI climbs to new heights in Nepal

Bell Helicopter announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI  throughout Nepal.  The Bell 412EPI demonstrated landing and take offs from 15,200 ft., ground effect hover at nearly 18,000 ft. density altitude and then flew up to 20,000 ft. pressure altitude near Mount Everest with five passengers onboard. Bell Helicopter pilots also demonstrated the performance of...

This Is the World's Most Dangerous Airport

Tiny planes and turbulence are the least of your worries when taking off and landing in Lukla, Nepal. We did it and lived to tell the tale. It’s a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to the village of Lukla. That seems like a simple trip, until you consider it's 40 minutes of mountain-dodging, white-knuckling, flying in a small plane to arrive at what's consistently named the w...

Tara Air Twin Otter missing in Nepal

A turboprop aircraft carrying 23 people and operated by Nepalese carrier Tara Air has failed to arrive in the town of Jomsom after departing Pokhara. A company spokesperson confirms that the aircraft is missing, with 20 passengers and three crew aboard for the 20-minute flight. She was unable to specify the aircraft registration, but said the aircraft was a Twin Otter. Flightglo...

Nepal Quake Tough Test for "World's Most Dangerous Airport"

Flying into Nepal's Lukla airport -- the gateway to Mount Everest -- demands courage and precision, thanks to its tiny, treacherous runway perched on a steep cliff. For half a century, pilots have needed to navigate snow-capped peaks and endure erratic weather to land on a runway just 500 metres long, which has been carved into a mountain ridge and sits by a perilous three-kilometre (t...

Nepal's Domestic Airlines May Stop Service Due to Fuel Crisis

Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), a representative of the private airline companies in Nepal, has said they might halt a certain number of domestic flights on Sunday due to unavailability of aviation turbine fuel (ATF). It is the first time since the fuel crisis began that domestic airlines are on the verge of not receiving enough fuel. Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the onl...

After China Southern, China Eastern Suspends Its Nepal Flights

Jet fuel crisis at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) due to the "unofficial trade blockade" imposed by India has hit yet another China-based airline. China Eastern Airlines on Friday announced temporary suspension of its Kunming-Kathmandu flights, starting from Oct. 15 till 26. The airline has informed the travel agencies here that if the jet fuel situation did not i...

National flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation, brings in AJW Aviation

Nepal Airlines has chosen AJW Aviation to provide full power-by-the-hour services for its current fleet of A320s. As part of the long-term agreement AJW will also locate extensive main base kit at the Nepal Airlines’ facilities at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and at their operational centre in Singapore, taking advantage of AJW’s strategic hub strate...