NAC facing lack of sufficient pilots to operate wide-body aircraft
3rd Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
The aircraft is to be grounded for a month due to the lack of sufficient pilots. A wide-body aircraft requires 8 pilots and 8 co-pilots for operation. With the second wide-body Airbus that the NAC is receiving soon, it will be requiring 16 pilots while it currently has only 4 pilots to operate the aircraft.
The first wide-body aircraft, named "Annapurna" has been assigned Senior Captain Shrawan Rijal and M.M. Dangol, and the NAC is preparing to bring in the remaining pilots from abroad, said Director General Sugat Ratna Kansakar.