Pawan Hans Limited, a premier Public Sector Undertaking and India's largest helicopter company, operates and maintains a fleet of 43 state-of-the-art helicopters of different make/capacity, such as MI-172, Bell 206L4, Bell 407, Dauphin 365N/N3, AS350B3 & Dhruv Helicopters.
Pawan Hans was incorporated on 15 October 1985 as the Helicopter Corporation of India (HCI), the country's national helicopter company with the objective of providing helicopter support services to the oil sector for its off-shore exploration operations, services in remote areas and charter services for promotion of tourism. It is a government owned enterprise with 78.5% in government hands & 21.5% with ONGC. ONGC has upped its stake to 49% recently, a move that will see the equity base of PHL being enhanced to ₹245 crores from the existing ₹113 crores.
The corporate office is located at Noida with regional offices at Delhi and Mumbai. The company has a net worth of ₹3,701.5 crores and paid up equity share capital is ₹245.61 crores. Pawan Hans is "Approved Maintenance Centre of Eurocopter" and also the first ISO 9001: 2000 certified aviation company in India.