West Wind Aviation and Services

Infobox Company
company_name=West Wind Aviation and Services
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company_type= Limited company
foundation=2007
location=Jaipur, India
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industry=Aerospace
products = kitplanes and flight training
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homepage = [http://microlight.in/ microlight.in]

West Wind Aviation and Services Private Limited is an Indo-Italian aviation joint venture created to promote ultralight flying in India. cite web|url = http://microlight.in/|title = Microlights - Manufactured in India by West Wind Aviation|accessdate = 2008-07-18|last = West Wind Aviation & Services Private Limited|authorlink = |year = undated]

The company's areas of specialization include microlight manufacturing and use of microlights in: transportation, sports, recreation, agricultural use, surveillance, photography and border patrol.

Manufacturing

West Wind Aviation and Services is partnered with Microlight Aviation, a joint Indo-European consortium of microlight and autogyro manufacturers.

West Wind manufactures microlight aircraft and autogyros in India by assembling aircraft kits. In the future the company intends to manufacture complete aircraft in India.

Fixed wing (3-axis)

West Wind Aviation and Services assembles two fixed wing (3-Axis) microlight aircraft types varying by performance and price:

*Phantom-MKI cite web|url = http://www.microlight.in/index_files/phantom.htm|title = Phantom - MKI|accessdate = 2008-08-15|last = West Wind Aviation & Services Private Limited|authorlink = |year = undated]
*Flying Machines FM250 Vampire - designed by Flying Machines of Rasosky, Czech Republic and designated Vampire-MKI locally cite web|url = http://www.aircraftworlddirectory.com/civil/f/flyingmachinesfm250vampire.htm|title = Flying Machines FM250 Vampire|accessdate = 2008-07-19|last = aircraftworlddirectory.com|authorlink = |year = undated]

The microlights produced by the company are low-wing monoplanes with tricycle landing gear and Ballistic Recovery Systems parachutes.

Flex-wing (weight-shift)

The company assembles a two seat high performance flex-wing weight-shift microlight aircraft, the Osprey-MKI. cite web|url = http://www.microlight.in/index_files/osprey.htm|title = Osprey-MKI|accessdate = 2008-09-11|last = West Wind Aviation & Services Private Limited|authorlink = |year = 2008]

Rotary wing

The company is the first concern to introduce autogyros to the Indian aviation market since the invention of autogyro in Spain by Juan de la Cierva in 1920.

The company produces an autogyro model under the brand name "Super Genie". The Super Genie is projected to have a maximum speed of 195 km/h, a cruising speed of 150 km/h, a minimum speed of 30 km/h, and a take-off and landing roll of 10 metres. cite web|url = http://www.microlight.in/index_files/little_genie.htm|title = Super Genie a.k.a. Little Genie Gyroplane/ Gyrocopter/ Autogyro/ Autogiro/ Ultragyro|accessdate = 2008-07-18|last = West Wind Aviation & Services Private Limited|authorlink = |year = 2008]

Facilities

The company has a microlight airfield located near Jaipur cite web|url = http://www.microlight.in/index_files/info.htm|title = Microlight is now a synonym of West Wind Aviation in India |accessdate = 2008-07-18|last = West Wind Aviation & Services Private Limited|authorlink = |year = undated] which the company intends will become a center for ultralight aviation and related activities in India.

The airfield has a 1000 metre long runway and facilities to accommodate microlight and light aircraft manufacturers, flight training schools, aviation maintenance schools and light aircraft maintenance organizations and fixed base operators.

Key personnel

*Vibhooti Singh Deora - Chief Executive Officer

References

External links

* [http://microlight.in/ Company website]


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