Aero­space firm lands In­dian deal

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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.

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