Aerospace firm lands Indian deal
Porirua-based Radiola Aerospace Limited has landed a four-year contract to undertake flight inspections of new navigation aids at 30 military airfields throughout India.
The contract, awarded by the TATA Power Company of India through its Strategic Electronics Division ( TATA Power SED), is a real coup, says Radiola Aerospace managing director Brent Albiston.
TATA Power SED holds a prime contract with the Indian Ministry of Defence to modernise facilities, including the installation of aircraft landing systems and other navigation aids, at airfields operated by the Indian Air Force.
Following several meetings with TATA, Radiola Aerospace was invited to bid for the flight inspection work.
‘‘That we have been awarded this contract against intense international competition is testament to the company’s worldwide reputation as a professional supplier of flight inspection services,’’ says Mr Albiston.
Radiola Aerospace staff based in New Zealand and Britain will conduct the missions using Diamond 42 aircraft from the company’s British partner, Diamond Executive Aviation Ltd.
Radiola Aerospace has delivered flight inspection and flight validation services in more than 25 countries in the past three years. In 2011 it installed and commissioned aeronautical navigation aids at international airports in Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands.