Biggest periodic maintenance of Nepal’s Airlines MA 60
KATHMANDU, July 7
Nepal Airline’s Chinese made Modern Arc (MA) 60 aircraft has recently undergone a periodic maintenance which has been marked as the first big periodic maintenance for the Chinese company on the particular aircraft. The periodic maintenance should be conducted in every two years for the smooth operation of an aircraft however AVIC has been already conducting several small periodic checks for MA60 in the last two years.
Chinese plane manufacturing company AVIC International Holding Corporation has completed the first big periodic maintenance of Chinese-made Modern Ark (MA) 60. XAC MRO Company under AVIC International conducted the periodic maintenance of our national-flag carrier MA60, which has been operating regular flights in Nepal under the fleet of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) since June 2014.
A team of nine engineers and a quality assurance officer were involved in the biggest periodic maintenance of Chinese aircraft for the last 10 days. They worked mainly on air-frame, engine and the controlling system according to General Manager of XAC MRO Company.
In December, 2012, Nepal government had signed a commercial agreement with AVIC to procure and purchase six new aircraft. As per the agreement, two aircraft MA60 and Y12e were gifted to NAC on grant, whereas the remaining four aircraft — three Y12e and a MA60 are yet to join the fleet of NAC under concessional loans.
The two brand new aircraft have been operating smoothly in Nepal since last two years Wang Xinghai, Deputy Director of Customer Service Department at AVIC International He added that they have been extending possible support to NAC either through mobilization of their instructor pilots or periodic maintenance and are focused for the continuation of the co operation in coming days as well.