NAC to inspect its A330 being manufactured at France

28th Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is sending a team to France for the inspection of its A330-200 series wide-body aircraft being manufactured by the American company, AAR Corporation. The A330-200 aircraft is expected land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) by July.

Spokesperson of NAC Mr. Rabindra Shrestha said that representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, NAC board members and management team will visit to study about the entire manufacturing of A330-200 aircraft. “We have already sent the proposal letter to visit AAR Corporation and after getting the positive response the team will go there,” he said.

NAC has invested around 24 billion to purchase two new aircraft. According to the agreement between NAC and AAR Corporation, Airbus A330-200 series will land at TIA on June/July 2018. According to the first installment, NAC has sent Rs. 8 billion to AAR Corporation.

As per the source, Airbus A330-200 will be the aircraft to conduct long flights for Nepal. Currently, NAC has two airbus and one Boeing aircraft which are used for international flight to Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Dubai and Doha. NAC is adding the airbus to manage flights to new locations including Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Osaka (Japan) and Seoul (Korea).