Fishtail Air's Team


Bikash J B Rana The leader of our successful and highly spirited team, it wouldn’t have been possible without the determination and morale that Captain Bikash JB Rana possesses. Trained and graduated from the Indian Air Force, Capt. Bikas JB Rana has served in the Nepal Army as a Pilot and Instructor for over 20 Years. A Three term President of the Airlines Operator's Association of Nepal (AOAN), Capt Rana was also the Board Member to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) for five years. Capt Rana has played a very primary role in making helicopter operation a prominent and significant ingredient of the Nepalese Tourism Industry.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Suman Pandey Mr.Suman Pandey, has been actively involved in the travel & tourism business for almost 20 years. A well recognized figure in the Nepal tourism industry, Mr.Pandey was awarded the prestigious Suprasiddha Gorkha Dakshin Bahu in the year 2004, has been the President of TAAN (Trekking Agent's Association of Nepal) from 2001-2003, served as an Executive member of the Nepal Tourism Board from 2004-06 and is now in the advisory panel of the same. In 2008 the American Biographical Institute (ABI) conferred the Lifetime Achievement award to Mr.Pandey in recognition of his contribution and achievement in the field of tourism and Himalayan adventure. His impeccable zeal and enthusiasm serves as strength to the company.


Deepak Rana

Capt. Deepak JB Rana

Key position:
Operation Director & Chief Pilot at Fishtail Air.
Ratings on helicopters: AS 350B series, BK-117 and MI-17. He started his flying career in 1995. After more than a decade of flying he has more than 5000 Hrs+. He is also an instructor Pilot.

Capt. Sujal Shrestha

Sujal Shrestha Trained in Florida, USA Captain Sujal Shrestha is an emerging pilot of Nepal having acquired 2200 plus flight hours. Having operated several successful missions during his career at Fishtail Air since 2010, he is expert in flying Robinson R22 and AS350.

Capt. Sabin Lama

Sabin Lama Trained in Philippines Captain Sabin Lama is an emerging pilot of Nepal having acquired 900 plus flight hours. Having operated several successful missions during his career at Fishtail Air since 2015, he has flown Schweizer Hughes 300, Kawasaki BK 117 multi engine, Airbus AS350 B3e, B3+, B2 in the Himalayan region.


Tim Field Mr. Field has over 17 years of professional helicopter experience in the fire suppression, heli-skiing, exploration drill support, utility operations and high altitude rescue sectors. As a pilot with Operations Management experience, he has acquired more than 10,000 flight hours in remote areas of Australia, Canada, the United States and Nepal. Mr. Field specializes in mountainous terrain flying and has gained over 2,800 hours of precision long line experience. He has logged in excess of 4,000 flight hours in AS350 series models and is an AS350 Training Pilot.

Capt. Niklas Fjellgren

Sujal Shrestha Niklas Fjellgren from Sweden is an experienced pilot with more than 4500 flying hours. His experiences of flying in the mountain region along with 270 hours of sling load operations make him an ideal pilot to fly in the Nepalese skies. With working experience in rugged mountains of Greenland and Himalayas Mr. Niklas is also familiar with high altitude flying.

Capt. Eric Ridington

Eric Ridington Mountain flying specialist with 11 years experience; winter snow, heli-ski, filming, remote & confined bush, arctic, coastal & offshore ops, fire fighting, busy airspace (LAX, YVR, ANC, SEA), longline, and heli-tours. 25 years risk management experience as a pilot, heli-ski & river guide - 1500+ hours in the AS350 as a guide.


With a fleet of three helicopters, which includes one AS 350 B3 "Ecureuil", one AS 350 B2 "Ecureuil" and one Bell 206B III Jet Ranger helicopter, Fishtail Air is the largest helicopter operator in Nepal. To fly and maintain its technically advanced fleet, Fishtail Air has appointed a team of skilled engineers and technicians who are highly experienced and have years of proven experience.

Col. Mr. Bishwo K. Gorkhali (Rtd.)

Bishwo GorkhaliTechnical Director of the Company, is a retired Colonel of the Nepalese Army. He has worked under the VVIP Flights as Engineering In-Charge. He has been working in the aviation field since 1982 and has an experience of more than 20 years in Super Puma AS 332, Bell 206L series, Ecureuil AS 350 series and Alouette helicopters. He is also an experienced and CAAN approved technical instructor for helicopters.

Col. Mr. Om P. Shrestha (Rtd.)

Om Shresthawho is the Senior Engineer of the Company; a retired Colonel and Chief Engineer from the Nepalese Army VVIP Flights, is one of the most experienced technician of the company. He has worked an obtained his training within and outside the country. He has worked for helicopter companies like the Helog Company in Switzerland and Austria. He was also the supervisor of the UN Mission helicopters operating in countries like Sudan and Sierra Leone.

Lt. Col. Mr. Gupta Bahadur Gurung (Rtd)

Gupta GurungSenior Avionics Engineer of the Company, is a retired Avionics incharge of Neplease Army VVIP flights. He is a CAAN approved Aircraft Maintenance Technician and has ratings in MI-17, Super Puma AS 332, Bell 206L series, Alouette and Ecureuil AS 350 series helicopters in Avionics. He has been working in the aviation field since 1982 and has an experience of more than 20 years. He has also been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to act as a Ground Instructor.

Mr. Anil Basnyat

Anil Basnetwho is the Senior CAAN approved Aircraft Maintenance Technician and has ratings in AS 350 series, MI-17 and BK-117 helicopters both in Engine and Airframe. He has been working in this field since 1986 and has an experience of more than 20 years. He has also been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to act as a Ground Instructor.



Our support team in the Operations, Engineering, IT, Administration, Finance, and Marketing Departments are also very able and experienced. They have been engaged in their line of responsibilities for the past ten or more years and have adequate and expert knowledge of their area. They are friendly, cooperative and helpful in whatever assistance a client may need or require.
In short, Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd. can boast of a very well set team which can impart safer, reliable, friendly and cooperative service to clients from all the sectors.
Engineering Department  

Prasanta Mani Acharya
Junior Engineer

  Niranjan Pokharel
Trainee Engineer
  Hari Giri
Trainee Engineer
  Manish Jung Joshi
In- Charge Technical Service & Planning
Rabindra Roka
Tech. Assistant
  Dipak Phuyal
  Jagannath Adhikari
  Krishna Deuja
Operation Assistant
Bal Krishna Shrestha
Airport Helper
Operation Department  
Binod Thapa
General Manager Operation/Sales

Dilak Shrestha
Station Incharge

Operation (Airport)


Rakesh JB Rana
Manager Operation


Prabal Pradhan
Operation Officer

Shakyan Shakya
Operation Assistant

Sumit Shresha

Operation Assistant

Sales/Marketing/IT Department  
ramesh shiwakoti   choodamani-adhikari          
Ramesh Shiwakoti
Dy General Manager- Sales & Operation
  Sazendra Shakya
Marketing Executive
Finance Department  
Kriti Bdr. Basnet
Director Finance
  Sabina Amatya
General Manager
  Nir Shanker Shrestha
Finance Manager
  Santosh Thapa
Account Officer
Dik Bdr. Khirsina
Account Officer
Admin Department  
    badri neupane    

Salina Shrestha
Admin Executive

  Preaksha Shah
Admin Assistant
  Badri Prasad Neupane
Office Boy-Admin
  Ganesh Jakibanjar
Kanchhi Maiya Gosain