Turkish Airlines Disabled A330 (TC-JOC) Into Dismantle Process
8 August, 2016 –Kathmandu
Since past few weeks, one of the subsidiary company maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center of Turkish Airlines named “Turkish Technic” has been indulging on dismantle task of disabled Turkish’s A330-300 (TC-JOC) aircraft at East Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal. For the completion of the task, 12 aeronautical engineers of Turkish Technic have arrived Nepal.
As reported, the company has aimed to take out all the essential inflight entertainments tools, cockpit avionics, seats and other equipment’s within coming few months and after that unused aircraft fuselage would be auctioned in the Nepalese market. Several Nepalese entrepreneurs are eager to buy the emptied fuselage.
Currently, pricey and essential materials from the aircraft (TC-JOC) are being stored at Yeti Airlines hangar. Some of the parts are being flown to Turkey from Nepal via Turkish’s scheduled flight. The larger dismantled materials that don’t fit into cargo compartment shall be flown by the cargo aircraft. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has been charging parking fee of USD 550 per day for the disabled A330.
Turkish Airlines has already received insurance amount of TC-JOC from one of the British insurance company and it has bought the same series of aircraft in its fleet after reimbursement of insurance amount.