Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is all set to dispatch the observing team for the inspection for its two Wide Body aircraft, Airbus A330-200 long-range jets at its main office in France.
The corporation has decided to release the observation team to know the manufacturing progress of its wide body aircraft which was dealt with AAR Corp in consortium with German Aviation Capital Corporation (GACC) and Hi Fly Airline, marking the largest-ever jet purchase deal in Nepal’s aviation history.
The A330-200 can accommodate up to 280 passengers in a two-class layout including business class. The agreement was signed between NAC Managing Director Mr. Sugat Ratna Kansakar and Deepak Sharma, president of International Supply Chain at AAR Corp on 17th March, 2017.
NAC has been attempting to fly the A330 since 1997. The two brand new jets are expected to arrive Nepal by the second quarter of 2018. The national flag carrier has already transferred $1 million as ‘commitment fee’ to AAR Corp.
According to the Highlight Progress on acquiring its two A330-200 wide body aircrafts by Nepal Airlines Corporation, the Preliminary Manufacturer’s Serial Number assigned by Airbus for its two Airbus A330-200 are 1845 and 1854.
The official website of Airbus published, “Hi Fly, a Portuguese airlines specializing in worldwide aircraft wet leasing, has placed its first direct firm order with Airbus for two A330-200s.” The two A330s ordered by the Hi Fly will be sold for NAC. The order was made at the Paris Air Show 2017. CEO of Hi Fly said, “This acquisition is part of our strategy to renew our fleet and progressively own all the aircraft we operate. As a loyal Airbus operator we are very much looking forward to the arrival of these new Airbus A330-200s.”