Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ Gandaki which had traveled to Singapore on 13 July for the C-Check is at the final phase of completion. The aircraft is likely to return back by the first week of September after the completion of maintenance work.
Earlier, the engineering team from Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Singapore Technology (ST) Aerospace successfully released the grounded Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ on 9th June 2017. The aircraft had been grounded at NAC’s hangar for more than two weeks following a technical glitch in the engine.
According to the official from NAC’s engineering department, the Boeing aircraft with a defect on engine mount was maintained along with detail inspection in NAC hangar facility at TIA and was later deported to Singapore for the detailed inspection and maintenance.
Earlier the checking and maintenance of Boeing ‘9N-ACB’ Gandaki aircraft at Singapore was projected to be complete by month duration but the delayed in the delivery of spare parts of outdated Boeing 757 aircraft and busy schedule of ST Aerospace has stretched the mark duration.
NAC at present condition has been troubled with flight cancellation caused by the absence of Boeing 757 aircraft. Nepal Airlines with both the Boeing 757 being out of operation has been compelled to operate its International Flight operation with only two Airbus A 320 narrow body jets.