BB Airways now plans to sell its sole B757, MSN 23850, which is powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines. The Carrier is also looking for partners for conversion or part-out of the aircraft and would consider partnering on certain overhauls — engines and landing gears. The aircraft is presently in long-term storage.
The planned sale follows reports that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) asked the government to delay issuing an operating license to the private carrier until the expansion of Bhairahawa airport is complete.
The ex-Nepal Airlines Corportation (NAC) B757, which was recently purchased and still needs an overhaul, was meant to join the fleet of BB Airways had the carrier secured its license. The airline is now at least one and half years away from beginning operations, according to the latest announcement.
BB Airways now appears to be changing plans, as the aircraft will be sold.
BB Airways Private Limited is an aviation and tourism company based in Kathmandu, Nepal with interests in aircraft management, maintenance services, tourism and commercial aviation.