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Pawan Hans leases 6 Sikorsky S-76D choppers for operations

Pawan Hans, a government company under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA), intends to use these helicopters to support onshore and offshore operations by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

Pawan Hans leases 6 Sikorsky S-76D choppers for operations

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Lockheed Martin — America’s and the world’s largest aerospace and defence firm — is giving stiff competition in the Indian helicopter market to its rival, Boeing. Boeing scored early with the multi-billion-dollar sale to the Indian Air Force of Chinook heavy lift choppers and Apache attack helicopters. However, Lockheed Martin’s subsidiary, Sikorsky, is catching up fast with the $2.12-billion sale to the Indian Navy last year of 24 Seahawk multi-role maritime helicopters.
On Thursday, Sikorsky scored again. Providing a bright start to Wings India 2022 — India’s premier civil aviation air show being held at Hyderabad from March 24-28 —

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 11:23 PM IST

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