Tara Air DHC6-400 ‘9N-ALO’ completes test flight; will operate commercial flight soon

Tara Air has successfully conducted the first Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) Test flight from Kathmandu with its recently procured Viking DHC6-400 Twin-Otter Aircraft with registration ‘9N-ALO’. The aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) the evening of July 20, 2018.

The aircraft will operate commercial flight soon however, exact date for the commercial flight by ‘9N-ALO’ is not fixed yet, informed the media personal from the airlines.

The company said that the additional aircraft will be serving existing remote STOL destinations such as Lukla, Phaplu, Jomsom, Dolpa and Simikot, among others. The additional aircraft would play a vital role in transporting foreign trekkers, local people and food to remote regions, the company added.

Tara Air intends to gradually replace its entire fleet with the Viking series aircraft. Established in 1998, Tara Air, the flagship of Yeti Airlines, has got the identity as biggest airline service provider in the Nepalese mountains.

The company landed in aviation with the mission of helping develop the rural Nepal, and has concentrated service in the hills and mountains of the country from the Far East to the Far West and currently operates a fleet of STOL aircrafts, comprising of Twin Otter (DHC 6-300/6-400) and Dornier (DO 228) aircraft.

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