From a modest start as National Helicopters Limited, founded in 1954 by Kershi Cambata to provide aerial spraying and helicopter operations, Cambata began its comprehensive Ground Handling operation in Mumbai (BOM) in 1967 as the only competitor to Air India. Our first customer was B.O.A.C. and other international airlines followed. In 1972 we expanded our operation to New Delhi with Swissair as our inaugural carrier.
With the liberalization of Ground Handling Services in the mid 2000’s, Cambata expanded its operations to cover Chennai (MAA), Pune (PNQ), Ahmedabad (AMD) and Goa (GOI).
In 2008, Cambata won the competitive bidding to provide Ground Handling (GHA’s) in both Mumbai and New Delhi for the next 10 years.
Cambata is now the largest independent Ground Handling provider in India with some 7,000 employees across its locations. The company remains family owned.