Nepal Airlines Corporation’s (NAC) Airbus A330-243 ‘Annapurna’ with registration ‘9N-ALY’ is currently grounded at the NAC hanger as the aircraft is undergoing maintenance.
The aircraft which had been grounded around couple of weeks back at Doha is undergoing maintenance as the fault in its braking system and cargo door was seen. The aircraft is being maintained by the corporation’s engineers.
Ashok Sigdel, media person of the corporation stated that the problem in braking system and in avionics cargo door of the aircraft was seen and thus the faulty systems have been undergoing maintenance from around past 5 days in NAC’s hanger and will take another 4-5 days till it completes.
The aircraft was also grounded in Doha due to problem in braking system. The pilot of the flight had mentioned an abnormality in the aircraft’s brake whereas a Qatar’s aircraft engineer had stated that the problem was in the indicator instead. Later after repairing the aircraft operated as scheduled and after the problem was seen it now has been grounded in TIA for further inspection and maintenance.
National flag carrier received its first wide-body aircraft A330-243 ‘Annapurna’ with registration ‘9N-ALY’ on June 28, 2018 that started its commercial operation to Doha from 1st August 2018 and expanded its destination. The aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines features a two-class cabin configuration that will seat a total of 274 passengers—18 in business class and 256 in economy class.