The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Airbus A320 with registration ‘9N-AKW’ has been grounded since 25th December at Delhi following a technical glitch. As been reported, the Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) of the engine of A320 ‘Sagarmatha’ has risen above its normal temperature.
The flight RA 206 was scheduled to arrive at Kathmandu from Delhi but the problem on the EGT deprived it. The aircraft is currently grounded at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and will be inspected by the engineering team from NAC shortly.
An official from NAC said that the engineering team is preparing the essential protocols for the maintenance and will depart to Delhi within 2 or 3 days. The time required for the maintenance is unpredictable, said the official.
NAC’s Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ departed to Singapore on Sunday for scheduled check. The landing gear of the aircraft is under inspection at Singapore which will take minimum of 1 week for the completion. The complete C-Check of 9N-ACB was accomplished on September 12 this year.
At present, the corporation is left with only one Airbus A320 ‘9N-AKX’ Lumbini for the international flight operation which has resulted more flight cancellations internationally. A scheduled flight to Hong Kong was cancelled and another flight to New Delhi was delayed due to lack of aircraft.