-S. SIERRA, KATHMANDU
Shree Airlines’ grounded CRJ 200 series aircraft registered ‘9N-AMC’ is going to resume its flight within a couple of days as it is near the end of maintenance schedule. The aircraft was undergoing maintenance since last week inside the hangar of Nepalese Army inside TIA.
The CRJ aircraft was under scheduled maintenance and all the other 3 aircraft’s of the airliner are conducting regular flights without hampering the scheduled flights claimed an official from the airliner.
The scheduled maintenance took a bit longer to be accomplished as some of the tools required for fixing the landing gears arrived late into the facility.
However, the landing gear assembly has also been completed today and the aircraft is now almost ready to soar high in the sky within a day or two, according to the officer.
Based at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Internatonal Airport, Shree had deployed for the first time on August 11, 2017 a CRJ200 configured to accommodate 50 passengers following a CRJ200 and a CRJ700.
The airline presently connects trunk sectors using its Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft (2 CRJ-200 and 2 CRJ-700) and becomes the second Nepali carrier to fly the aircraft type. Shree Airlines conduct scheduled flights to Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Dhangadi with its Bombardier jets.
Shree Airlines has also received approval from the Ministry MOCTA to add three 78-seater Bombardier Turboprop Q-400 series aircraft to expand its fleet very soon in coming days .