Tuesday, December 20, 2016

State to hire chopper, aircraft for VIPs

Patna: The Bihar government is hiring a twin-engine aircraft and a twin-engine helicopter for flying VVIPs on a wet lease of five years. twin-engine aircraft.
According to sources, the state civil aviation directorate has already placed an order with the Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd for hiring a ten-seater chopper. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, including weather radar and night-flying system, enhanced ground proximity warning system and dual flight control with auto pilot mode, among others.
As for the aircraft, the state civil aviation directorate had planned to hire a ten-seater one. But CM Nitish Kumar recently expressed preference for a 12-seater one.
"The CM recently flew to Chandigarh on a 12-seater Dassault Falcon, and said it was more spacious and more comfortable. We will, therefore, cancel the earlier tender process and float fresh tenders for hiring a 12-seater aircraft," state civil aviation director Captain Deepak Kumar Singh told TOI on Monday.
20/12/16 Piyush Tripathi/Times of India
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