NAC Boeing 757 9N-ACA just landed in TIA; to be sold from the airport vicinity

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NAC Boeing 757 9N-ACA just landed in TIA; to be sold from the airport vicinity

Kathmandu – 27 October 2016

The one of two Boeing 757 jetliners owned by the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) just landed Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at around 3:30pm and will be sold out from the TIA vicinity as per the NAC source.

One of the aircraft, the Karnali, which has been in service for 29 years with the registration number 9N-ACA, will be sold out first which as decided earlier.


The procedure for the sales has been ongoing for almost 5 months as per the source and the old aircraft have turned out to be economically unsustainable and their maintenance costs are very high and the board has decided to put the jet for the sale.

The 9N-ACA is presently in Singapore due to an engine problem. The right engine of the aircraft was damaged which has been exchanged with the engine of 9N-ACB which is also at Singapore and will be brought back later as per the source.

The 757 is a mid-sized, narrow-body twin engine jet airliner which has the capacity of holding 190 passengers and was built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the manufacturer’s largest single-aisle passenger aircraft and was produced from 1981 to 2004.

NAC has been extant on the profits generated from its ground handling services at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and it has no income from operations and the maintenance expenses is same as the earnings it makes which is Rs. 2 billion annually as stated in daily newspaper.

Likewise, through the aircraft never gets old, it has undergone many problems and the fuel consumption is quite high compared to the Airbus 320s which takes 2.5 tonnes while the Boeings consumed 4 tonnes.

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