Tag Archives: Aviation

Tara Air adds new Twin Otter to its fleet

Tara Air added a brand new Viking DHC6-400 Twin Otter aircraft to its fleet. The short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft boasts cutting-edge avionics technology with an integrated full glass cockpit that features the enhanced ground proximity warning system, traffic

Bad weather, rugged terrain caused US chopper crash in Nepal: Army

Bad weather and rugged terrain of Himalayan region caused crash of a US military helicopter distributing aid to victims of earthquake in Nepal in May, according to the probe report. “Because of the terrain and bad weather the helicopter collided

Yeti Airlines makes emergency landing after bird-hit

A Yeti Airlines aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Biratnagar today after a bird hit it. Despite the damage, the crew of the plane safely landed the plane back to the airport. The flight 792 Jetstream-41 had just

Government forms probe committee to investigate chopper crash

The government today formed a probe committee to investigate into the Mountain Air helicopter crash. The chopper crashed at Yamuna Danda in Sindhupalchok yesterday afternoon, killing all four people, including its crew member and foreign national on board. The ministry

Tribhuvan International Airport bans heavy aircrafts

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) imposed ban on the landings of heavy aircraft transporting humanitarian aid and chartered services to Nepal to prevent further damage to the runway. Aircraft weighing more than 196 tonnes will not be permitted to land at

NAC adds second Airbus, names Lumbini

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received its second Airbus today morning. The second of the two Airbus A320-200 aircraft ordered by the national flag carrier has landed at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu today, said spokesperson of NAC Ram

TIA among the world’s worst airports

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is one of the world’s worst airports, according to an international survey. Pakistan’s Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International is the worst international airports, followed by Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International and Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA),

CAAN writes to European Union

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) today formally informed the European Union (EU) that it has addressed most of the safety concerns raised it had raised. The EU had asked Nepal to submit the progress report on aviation safety and

Government to bifurcate CAAN

The government has been working on to split Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two entities, one to work as regulator and another as a service provider. The proposed Civil Aviation Act 2014 – prepared by a Spanish consultancy

International airlines hike airfare

International airlines flying into Kathmandu have jacked up airfare before the tourist season. The airlines flying into Kathmandu increased their airfare by almost 50 per cent, according to travel agencies. Though the airlines have encouraging booking of their flights for

Nepal plans to establish shorter air routes to India, abroad

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today formed a technical working group to discuss on airspace issues and also create a favourable condition to open new cross-border air routes between Nepal and India. The group – led by deputy

NAC postpones MA60 commercial flight

Nepal Airlines Corporation has postponed the MA60 commercial flight after some administrative delays. The national flag carrier had earlier planned to start commercial flight of its new China-made aircraft from May 15 but it failed to get the permit from

Tourism Ministry plans structural overhaul

At a time, when Nepali sky has been under scrutiny due to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation’s apathy, the ministry has planned to open two new departments and an Aviation Safety Investigation Bureau – by the current

Indian jetliner carrying 170 catches fire during landing

An Indian jetliner with 170 people on board caught fire while landing in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) today but there were no casualties reported. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 of Indigo – an Indian budget airlines – 6E

National flag carrier finalises new livery

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has selected new livery from the design competition. “The livery design prepared by Biswas Pokharel has been selected from some 62 designs,” according to the national flag carrier that has been losing its domestic and international