The Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) test of NAC’s Airbus A320 ‘9N-AKW’ has been accomplished as the engineering team had released the aircraft for test flight for the renewal of its CofA which was invalid since couple of month.
The test flight happened today on the Nepalese Airspace after the damaged engine had been replaced in Singapore. The aircraft landed at 3:25 PM local time today at TIA after successful test flight.
The aircraft will come into operation shortly as the test flight has already been succeeded under the presence of officials from CAA of Nepal, Engineering Team from NAC onboard. The Airbus A320 was departed for Test flight with Flight Number RNACHT/RNAKW from Tribhuvan International Airport under the command of NAC Instructor Pilot Nagendra and Sr. Captain Srawan Rijal, officials stated.
The aircraft had landed on its base; Tribhuvan International Airport late night on Feburary 23, 2018 from Seletar Airport, Singapore at around 9:28 PM Local Time.
The Airbus A320 was ferried to Seletar Airport, Singapore after a month from the grounded phase from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on February 8 for the replacement of its damaged engine from the International Aero Engines (IAE).
The Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) or Airworthiness Certificate is the formal document issued by the National Aviation Authority (NAA) of the state to certify that an aircraft is in the airworthy condition to conduct the flight. Every individual aircraft has to gain its own C of A which is achieved when it can be shown to conform to the certificated Type Design and is in a condition for safe operation. As a general rule civil aircraft are not allowed to fly unless they have a valid C of A.