Shree Airlines, a reputed helicopter operator and a newly established fixed wing airline in Nepal which remained grounded for a long time has now grabbed the permission for proving flight from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to acquire Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for initiating commercial flight operation via its recently bought Bombardier CRJ aircraft.
Corporate Manager for Shree Airlines noted that proving flight is likely to be conducted today with its one of the CRJ aircraft. Officials from CAAN, Pilots and other engineering team will be presented in Proving flights. According to the Civil Aviation Regulation of Nepal, Proving Flight is mandatory for every airline operator before granting AOC to conduct commercial flight.
Through Shree had already grasped Nepalese Registration from CAAN on Late August this year but had failed to obtain AOC. The registration for two 50 seated Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft is ‘9N-AMC’ and ‘9N-AMA’ and for CRJ-700 ‘9N-AMB’
Shree has already paid a huge tariff worth 2 million Nepalese Rupee as the parking fare to the Tribhuvan International Airport as it is awaiting the permission since three months. Shree has started investment approximately around 2 billion rupees on this project and has bought three Canadair Regional Jet aircraft manufactured by Bombardier Inc.
After Saurya Airlines, Shree becomes the second Nepali carrier to fly Bombardier aircraft. Shree plans to conduct mountain flights and domestic flights to Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Dhangadi with its arrived Bombardier jets.