Boeing 757 to be sold at $1.7 million by NAC
February 18, 2017- Kathmandu
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has decided to mark $1.7 million as the sales price for its Boeing 757 narrow body aircraft. The aircraft will be sold out in an auction by next week reported our source.
Proposal for selling 30-year-old Boeing 757 aircraft named Karnali has been tabled and is seeking the approval from the board of NAC. The Boeing aircraft currently bears registration number 9N-ACA.
American company had evaluated the aircraft with $ 1.7 million after reducing the depreciation of the three-decade operated aircraft.
Karnali 9N-ACA the Boeing aircraft had landed Nepal in 1987 for making long-haul route flights for the national flag carrier. The aircraft can board 190 passengers at one take off.
Boeing had produced the 757-200 midsized twin-engine narrow-body series jet from 1981 to 2004.
Sugat Ratna Kansakar M.D of NAC reported that the management team is waiting for the green signal from NAC board for conducting the auction for selling the aircraft. He also added that the other 757 aircraft will also be phased out by next year.
According to a source, both the 757 jet aircraft have been troubling the national flag carrier with heaver maintenance cost compelling them to earn very less pennies of profit. The move is also part of flag carrier’s idea to acquire only Airbus aircrafts for flying internationally added the source.
Both aircrafts makes Rs 2billion each per annum but also compels the flag carrier to invest the same amount on its maintenance annually.
The aircraft also consumes 4 tons of fuel for operating an hour making higher expenses for the national flag carrier to operate the aircraft.
The national flag carrier has also decided to acquire two maintained A330 wide body Airbus aircraft from United States by the end of next year.