Bangalore: Aviation services company Global Vectra Limited is going to launch helicopter charter and airport shuttle services called ‘Birdie’, for the first time in Bangalore.
The company will start the service between Bangalore International Airport (BIA) and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport. With the newly built international airport being 40 kilometres from the city, Birdie will provide heliservices from BIA to HAL.
The company plans to start the operations from four centres in the city. Birdie uses Eurocopter’s twin-engine choppers and has capacity to carry nine passengers.
“We are offering VIP services also ... Its services are soon going to be extended across India,” Birdie’s senior vice-president Sujay Sumbh said.
On the various services provided by Birdie, he said “We provide quick shuttle services for corporates, carrying out aerial services, which can be fitted with electro-magnetic sensors and power-line cleaning also”.
Sumbh said that Birdie’s choppers were available for emergency rescue and evacuation services and for disaster management. He said that the company was operating in different parts of the world, which included the UK, Russia, France, Slovakia and Singapore.
With 25 helicopters, Global Vectra is one of the largest helicopter companies in India.