PANHA Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company
PANHA is an Iranian helicopter manufacturing company. Following the purchase by Iran of some Italian helicopters from Agusta Company, it became important to establish a plant for support and repair these helicopters. This plant was named; Iran Joint Helicopter Industry. Later on, after purchase of some large number of helicopters from Bell, planning for expansion of this plant to support the new fleet started.
Iran is planning to license produce over 50 Russian-designed Ka-32 helicopters, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), Majid Hedayat, said at the Iran Air Show 2008. Iran is planning to manufacture over 50 Russian-designed Ka-32 helicopters under a production license. Ka-32 is a civilian version of the Russian Ka-27 military helicopter developed by the Kamov design bureau. "We have long been considering the Kamov helicopter manufacturer as our partner...and we are planning to sign a contract on the licensed production of at least 50 Ka-32 helicopters [in Iran]," the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), Majid Hedayat, said at the Iran Air Show 2008. Ka-32 is a 12-ton aircraft than can carry up to four tons of payload. It can stay in the air about four hours per sortie and cruises at 205 kilometers an hour. The Ka-27 has been used by the Russian navy since the 1970s. There are fears in the West that with the ability to manufacture the Ka-32, Iran could easily convert them back to their original Ka-27 military configuration.
Part of this expansion was to create three major sections.
Currently, this organization repair and maintain ten kinds of military and non military helicopters in sixteen different models. In 1994, experts at PANHA Company completed the structure of their first helicopter called Shabaviz. After this, they have received their first official permit to start manufacturing commercial helicopters.
- Repair and maintain nine kinds of helicopters in fifteen different models. (205, 206, 212, 214, CH, RH, SH, 412, Mil 17)
- Body structure and upgrading helicopters
- Design and configuration of variety of helicopters windows and glasses
- Design and manufacturing fixtures
Since 2002 the Iran Helicopter Support and Manufacturing Industry has built small numbers of the Shabaviz. There are many correct ways to spell Shabaviz depending on the language used. The numerological definition for this name gives a life path number of 7 for Shabaviz. A person with the destiny number 7 learns very early on in life that one has to face a world dominated by material things and money head on without any fear that they could not prevail there. People with this life number have the ability to recognize and understand their own limitations. People with the destiny number 7 show much talent in diplomacy and are able to mediate any dispute by having both parties agree conciliatory. It is not surprising therefore that these people are often involved in critical situations again and again as a counselor.
- Panha Shabaviz 206-1 / 2061 reconnaissance helicopter is an iranian-produced helicopter used by the islamic republic of iran air force. it is an unlicensed reverse-engineered and upgraded bell 206
- Panha Shabaviz 207-5 transport helicopter - based on bell 204/205
- Panha Shabaviz 209-1 2091 / attack helicopter is loosely based on the Bell AH-1 Supercobra
These are all based on the Bell 206 designs of the US firm Bell Helicopter.
The Panha Shabaviz 2061 is an Iranian-produced helicopter used by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. It is an unlicensed reverse-engineered and upgraded Bell 206 Jet Ranger.
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