Another truth revealed about Airbus A330 of NAC

Posted on by Pinkey Rai

One after another, controversial over controversial have revealed a new truth of Airbus A330-243 of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

Hi-Fly Company has shown its ownership in Airbus A330-243 brought by NAC.

Over a couple of months, there have been a lot of rumors about Airbus A330 but the news caught eyes of many people when the newly arrived A330 “Annapurna” was grounded following a technical issue.

In the website of Hi-fly companies, under the topic of “Our fleet”, it has also mentioned A330-243 with the Manufacturer serial number (MSN) 1872 and 1878.

In the other side, NAC have claimed to purchase two wide body aircraft with Hi-fly Company.

Sugat Ratna Kansakar, Managing Director of NAC had publicly issued a certificate of registration by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). However, the published proof was half only as the part below the signature was tore down.

At the end of the certificate, it is clearly mentioned that the issued certificate is for registration purpose only and is not a certificate of title. CAAN does not determine the right of ownership as between private persons. There is blank space in “Transfer of ownership.”

Similarly, Airbus Manufacturer released a public notice on June 28, 2018. According to the press release, “Nepal Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two A330s, which it will lease from Portuguese lessor Hi Fly”.

The news also grabbed the attention of Parliament. After the discussion on the subject of irregularities in the process of buying two Wide body aircraft of NAC, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament will be investigating the procurement process. The committee directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA ) to provide all the documents related to it by today. News in different media about irregularities in purchasing the two A330s compelled the committee to send a letter to MoCTCA.

Recently, Public Accounting Committee of the Parliament has directed the Public Purchasing Monitoring Office of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to report with the opinion within the next seven days. The meeting held on Wednesday (November 28) has directed to submit report by investigating whether there is error or not in the procurement process of A330 series aircraft within next seven days.

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