KATHMANDU, March 27: Shree Airlines has added two more 80-seater aircraft to its fleet. The private sector airlines company has brought the 'Dash 8' planes manufactured by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (DHC).

Srijana  Rawat, now the first pilot from Karnali, had a dream of flying aircraft since her school days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The procurement process initiated by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) for the acquisition of three aircraft, estimated at around Rs 3 billion, has sparked controversy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Yeti Airlines has purchased two ATR 72-500 aircraft as a part of its business expansion. The airline has purchased two aircraft with a capacity of 72 seats. Both aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Yeti Airlines has bought two aircraft. With the addition of a new investor, the airline has purchased two ATR-72 aircraft from Bangladesh's Nova Air.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is gearing up to lease two Airbus narrow-body aircraft. The decision follows a comprehensive study conducted by a sub-committee, led by Kishore Pradhan, a member of the NAC, with a focus on introducing wet leases (aircraft rental with crew) to swiftly broaden flight operations.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has issued a notice for the auction of five old aircraft. The airline is set to sell two MA-60 and three Y-12E aircraft. These Chinese aircraft have been grounded at the Tribhuvan International Airport for three years.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has said that the acquisition of aircraft and the ongoing organizational restructuring are not mutually exclusive endeavors. Despite questions arising about the restructuring process, NAC, in its pursuit of acquiring aircraft for domestic flights, emphasizes that both aspects are integral to its operations.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The government has taken steps to evacuate Nepalis currently in Israel, with two aircraft being kept ready for the rescue mission.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6:  The government has initiated preparations to acquire three aircraft for the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) in an effort to revitalize the financially struggling national flag-carrier.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) on Sunday transported its 9N-AKX aircraft to Israel for essential maintenance. This decision was prompted by the urgent need for repairs in view of the upcoming Dashain and Tihar festivals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is considering making a domestic airline company to have at least five aircraft for their operations in the next five years.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has encountered operational setbacks as its international flight capacity has been reduced to three aircraft for the past two and a half months. The narrow-body 9N AKX aircraft of NAC has remained grounded since June 20 due to engine damage resulting from a bird collision.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The scandal surrounding the acquisition of two wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) seven years ago has attracted the attention of the American government.

KATHMANDU, May 27: An aircraft belonging to Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) flying from Kathmandu to Bangalore, India has returned to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) amid suspicion of a bird strike.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is going to purchase two medium-sized aircraft for domestic flights. The corporation is going to bring 56 to 72-seater aircraft that can fly to airports in urban areas.

Buddha Air brings new ATR aircraft

April 29, 2023 17:15 pm

KATHMANDU, April 29: Buddha Air, a private sector air service provider, has introduced a new aircraft in its fleet. The company took delivery of the 15th ATR-72 aircraft on Friday.

Giving NAC More Wings

April 28, 2023 07:50 am

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has announced that it will be purchasing three additional aircraft to expand its domestic services. This decision comes after the corporation's financial health has started to improve, and it has been able to pay its EMIs on time for the past year.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started the process to procure three aircraft, aiming to extend its services in domestic flights.

NAC pays Rs 730 million to EPF and CIT

October 18, 2022 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has paid more than Rs 730 million towards the installment of debt obligations it owed to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Citizen Investment Trust (CIT).

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Preparations have been made to lease an engine to fly the narrow-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), which has been grounded at Doha Airport in Qatar since December 28.

WASHINGTON, Jan 18: The chief executives of major U.S. passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis in less than 36 hours, when AT&T (T.N) and Verizon (VZ.N) are set to deploy new 5G service.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that homework is being done to purchase an aircraft.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: A Shree Airlines aircraft slipped off the runway at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.

SYDNEY, March 2: Boeing Co and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said on Tuesday they had completed the first flight test on a pilotless fighter-like jet designed to operate in conjunction with crewed aircraft.

Malaysian researchers have developed a method to transform the fibre found in normally discarded pineapple leaves to make a strong material that can be used to build the frames for unmanned aircraft, or drones.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Physical construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) project, which is believed to be a stepping stone to open the door of development and prosperity of western Nepal, has almost been completed. If technical manpower is available, all works are estimated to be complete within the next three months.

EU's ban on Nepali aircraft unchanged

December 28, 2019 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepal has achieved around 70 percent progress to meet International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s safety standard.

No, not a drop more

November 16, 2019 09:51 am

It is accepted that overbearing confidence sometimes leads to unwarranted consequences. This happens too often in our everyday life. At times we get impatient trailing an over laden vehicle occupying the middle of a highway. Few years ago a well known personality got killed in an accident that should not have happened in the first place. Had he been as law abiding, as during his bureaucratic days, he would not have overtaken from the wrong side. He perhaps faced similar situation on an open highway thinking it was safer from left than right.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Shree Airlines has added Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft in its fleet. The aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 6:15 pm on Sunday.

No chopper for women

July 27, 2019 00:25 am

As we all know, it would be difficult for women, or even men for that matter, to manage without a chopper in the kitchen. But even if this piece is not about the kitchen thing, I will get back to it later. As for the term, Americans found it logical to call helicopter a “chopper” as its rotor made “chop, chop” like sound more so because of long blades and slow rotation.

WASHINGTON, June 23: President Donald Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually becoming an unlikely “best friend” of America’s longtime Middle Eastern adversary.

Better late than never

June 1, 2019 01:25 am

Nothing could be worse for an airline or an aircraft maker if circumstances lead to groundings of their fleet. Aircrafts are made to fly, not to sit idle. In fact, it costs money even to keep them on ground. Airlines work endlessly to make maximum use of the fleet they have. But it is no surprise that RA is seen to suffer first, for being slow in making efforts to increase its fleet utilisation and second, in failing to move away B757 it has opted to ground. Both 757s still sit occupying constricted TIA space.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Nepali for Nepal Campaign is going to organize a public hearing on the 'wide-body aircraft purchase scam' at local Basantapur Dabali on May 25.

BEIJING, May 22: China’s three biggest airlines have requested compensation from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co for losses incurred by the grounding and delayed deliveries of 737 MAX jets, as regulators gather to discuss design changes for the troubled aircraft.

KATHMANDU, April 22: An aircraft of Tara Air skidded off the runway while trying to land in Ramechhap, on Monday morning.

CHICAGO/SEATTLE, April 6: Boeing Co said on Friday it plans to cut its monthly 737 aircraft production by nearly 20 percent in the wake of two deadly crashes, signaling it does not expect aviation authorities to allow the plane back in the air anytime soon.

A Southwest Airlines Co Boeing 737 MAX 8 heading to the California desert for parking during a global ban of the aircraft made an emergency landing on Tuesday due to an engine-related problem shortly after take-off, the carrier said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikair among six others has crashed near Pathibhara of Taplelung on Wednesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON DC, Dec 6: The US Marine Corps says two of its aircraft were involved in a "mishap" off the coast of Japan, and a search-and-rescue operation is underway. Very few details have been made public after the initial USMC news release.

POKHARA, Nov 30: An ultralight aircraft which faced technical glitches during flight has made a safe landing.

Qatar Airways unveils seasonal routes

November 21, 2018 09:37 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Qatar Airways has announced the return of its recently-launched seasonal routes to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and Málaga, with more flights and upgraded aircraft on two routes from May 2019, according to a statement issued by the Doha-based carrier.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: After its newly purchased wide-body aircraft incurred losses within one and half months of operation, Nepal Airlines Corporation, the national flag carrier, has turned to the government for financial support.

The ultimate backup

October 13, 2018 00:15 am

This piece aims to present a brief overview of safety related issues arising out of over reliance on cockpit automation. The automation progressed, incrementally, over a protracted period and it has enhanced aviation safety, increased efficiency and reduced pilot’s workload.

Making soup of SOP

September 29, 2018 00:15 am

Not all errors end in disasters, faults need to be corrected to stop situation from getting bad to worse.

Flight of fancy

September 15, 2018 00:10 am

We have complete dislikes for long routes and it cannot be anything but natural to take shorter ones where possible even while walking. It is not just distance: men are still striving to get to the farthest place faster by any means. It took almost 13 days to fly 9189nm between London-Sydney in 1935 and flying boats did it with 30 stops. People were happy with that as ships took months. The London-Sydney distance is taken as the last frontier even if Auckland is even further off.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The government is planning to purchase eight new aircraft in the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Qatar Airways, the official airline of FIFA, has unveiled a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA livery ahead of the tournament's Semi-Final and Final match.

KATHMANDU, June 26: A 12-member team has left for Toulouse of France to take delivery of the wide-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).  According to Nepal Airlines Corporation, they team will take delivery of first of the two Airbus A330-200 aircraft ordered by the national flag carrier. The aircraft is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: After a long workout, the ill-fated aircraft Malindo Airplane flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu on Thursday night is now safely removed from the runaway.