BB Airways to have harsh time getting flight permissions

The ownership transfer process has become complex for BB Airways who purchased three decades old Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACA’ of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) as Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is denying the transfer of ownership and approval of flight permissions.

According to the source, due to the termination of AOC previoulsy, it will not be possible to register the Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACA’ aircraft to BB airways, the company owned by Nonresident Nepal (NRN), Chairman Bhawan Bhatta.

Boeing 757 which has flown for 86410 hours has been grounded for 2 years at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). BB airways bought Boeing 757 for Nrs. 146 million.

In September 2012, BB Airways had leased aircraft from Cambodia’s Tonlesap Airlines and had started its scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Malaysia but after the expiry of the lease the flight stopped.

According to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), BB airway’s AOC was terminated when it failed to complete the technical parameters of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2013.

As per the information, before registering Boeing 757, BB airways have to take AOC from CAAN and should have completed all five phases determined by ICAO.

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