Additional ATR 72-500 of Buddha Air landed at TIA
7 February, 2017- Kathmandu
ATR 72-500 aircraft bought by Buddha Air landed today nearly at 5 p.m in Tribhuvan International Airport. The ATR 72-500 series aircraft is a twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional aircraft manufactured jointly by France-Italy.
Mr. Gilles Collaveri, Contract Director of ATR and Mr. Birendra B. Basnet, Managing Director of Buddha Air had earlier signed the agreement for the ATR 72-500 aircraft on December 20, 2016.
According to a report from Buddha Air’s website, Buddha Air had already received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). The registration number for the new ATR 72-500 aircraft is ‘9N-AMD’ and will shortly start its regular flight.
The ATR 72-500 possess PW 127 engines with spacious cabin and can board seventy four passengers including two flight crew members. The aircraft has comfortable ergonomic seats and is renowned to be the fuel efficient.
Buddha Air is one of the successful domestic airlines in Nepal conducting its regular flight with ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320 and Beech craft 1900 D.