Specialized Applications & Events


Geophysical Surveys

Geophysical surveys for precious metals using helicopters for carriage of under-slung electromagnetic sensors suspended on a long line is a highly specialized aerial task. For over 10 years, Deccan Charters is the only helicopter operator in India to have successfully carried out numerous geographical surveys for various large multinational mining companies like Rio Tinto, De Beers, Indian mining companies like Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., etc and Government Agencies like National Geophysical Research Institute.

Mapping Surveys

Deccan Charters has partnered with Hansa Luftbild, the oldest German aerial survey company and IIC Technologies, an established survey data processing company with global credentials to offer a single-window solution to photo-grammetric requirements for mapping & G.I.S. projects. LiDAR / ALTM projects using helicopter platforms have been successfully completed for both Government & Private sector clients. Plans are under way for using fixed-wing aircraft platforms for digital & analog mapping.

Banner Towing & other specialized services

Probably one of the most unique forms of aerial advertising – helicopter banner towing has been pioneered in India by Deccan Charters. In partnership with Heli-Banners of U.K. and Sporting Frontiers, Deccan offers this one-of-its-kind advertising option. Heli-banners are made from light weight aviation grade Lycra ranging in size from 10,000 to 40,000 sq. ft.

Aviation Support for Film Production

Deccan Charters has been supporting Indian and Overseas film productions for over a decade. Indian production houses from Mumbai and all the 4 South-Indian states regularly use our fleet and experience for new productions. Our fleet are used both as camera platforms for aerial shots and as props. We have also cooperated in overseas productions such as Jackie Chan's "The Myth" and "Crocodile-II".

Other specialised applications include:

  • Power-line & Gas-line surveys
  • Electronic News Gathering
  • Disaster Management Operations
  • Film Production
  • Aerial Reconnaissance
  • Aerial Photography & Videography
  • Election Campaigning


For those special corporate or personal events, Deccan Charters also offers unique services like flower and leaflet dropping, aerial photography, aerial reconnaissance, corporate promotions and many more. Whether it is a marriage or a product launch, call us to find out how we can make that special day of yours better in the skies.