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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.

In addition to the design and manufacture of helicopters, Pennas has turned the Islamic Republic of Iran into the largest helicopter maintenance and repair facility in the region, as reported by the Mehr News Agency , along with the helicopter design and production expertise, as the largest and largest helicopter company in the region and a non-rival company in Asia and the Middle East. With more than 3,000 types of engineering equipment, the company is capable of repairing and overhauling all types of military and civilian helicopters complying with all international standards. Among other actions of this company is the modernization and upgrading of the domestic helicopter fleet, including Eastern and Western helicopters, along with the manufacture and production of helicopter microplanes.

What is important in the country's helicopter industry is the need for the government and the various devices of the country to pay more attention to the development of this industry. The progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the design and production of various commercial and military helicopters, along with its global competitors, seems to require more investment in this field and the introduction of various devices for global marketing in the country's helicopter industry.

After Iran's revolution in 1979, US embargo on Iran, and start of Iran-Iraq war, PANHA Company started its operation with a goal of support and maintaining helicopters in the war. After few years, they became self sufficient in repair and maintaining all of the military helicopters. Following this success, in 1986, their task of repair, maintain, and support expanded to other organizations like communication, oil, Red Cross of Iran, and power plants.

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

Ka-32 helicopter

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.

  • 1. (NMP) Repair and Maintenance Center
  • 2. (HDMC) Main Fleet Repair Center
  • 3. (NICP) Logistics and Support Center


    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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