Maldives conducts study to re-start chopper operations

A British team of researchers have carried out a feasible study to re-introduce helicopter service in the Maldives.

According the Maldivian Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA), their UK counterpart had carried out the research from 4th till the 11th of the current month - and the evaluations will be briefed within three months' time.

MCAA stated that the researchers had assessed the risk management of the possible helicopter taxiing venture in Maldives.

The Maldivian government has been in the works of restarting the air-taxi service of Helicopters in-land after it was put to cease approximately 15 years ago. Meanwhile, Tourism Ministry had confirmed of several interested foreign corporations who have been seeking the opportunity.

Helicopter services are provided currently by the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) - however it is non-commercial.

Back in early 90s Hummingbird helicopters had a monopolized service in Maldives - with a steady operation. However the business and service came to half following several chopper crashes and innumerable deaths.