NAC’s Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ expected to arrive shortly from Singapore

Posted on by Suman Karki

The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will shortly receive its Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ which had departed to ST Aerospace, Singapore for scheduled C-Check on 13th July. The engineering director from NAC informed that the aircraft will arrive by 10th September subject to some circumstances.

Previously, the Boeing aircraft with a defect on engine mount was maintained along with detail inspection in NAC hangar facility at TIA and was later deported to Singapore for the detailed inspection and maintenance.

The maintenance of Boeing ‘9N-ACB’ Gandaki aircraft at Singapore was projected to be completed by month duration however, the delay in the delivery of spare parts of Boeing 757 aircraft and busy schedule of ST Aerospace had stretched the mark duration.

NAC dispatched a 20-member inspection team to Singapore especially to inspect the ongoing C-Check but the corporation had to face some controversy after people started criticizing the NAC’s decision to dispatch such a huge number of engineers spending hefty amount.

NAC’s Managing Director Sugat Ratna Kansakar replied to the issue on his Facebook profile stating that the inspection team was deployed to Singapore only after the MRO Company ST Aerospace expected the co-operation from the NAC’s engineer. In addition, the C-Check today is pretty complex as compared to the past so; it requires the meeting between MRO Company, engineers from NAC and the experts from Boeing Company. This is the sole reason why NAC sent engineers to Singapore, stated Kansakar.

The corporation tried to wet lease one aircraft from Bhutan Airlines to fulfill the absence of Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ but unfavorable circumstances did not allow to do so and NAC currently is bearing hefty loss following the termination of flights. The two Airbus A320s are handling the international flight operations at present.

About the Author
Suman Karki

An Aviation Enthusiast working with Aviation Nepal.