Category 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

Nepal, China to launch joint venture airlines

A Chinese airlines has collaborated with domestic companies to start a new international airlines. Himalaya Infrastructure Fund (HIF) Aviation Investment and Yeti World Investment along with China’s Tibet Airlines promoted Himalayan Airlines is going to start operation from October 25,

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

Nepal Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur

All 70 people on board a Nepal Airlines jet escaped unhurt when the plane made an emergency landing today at Kuala Lumpur Airport due to a technical problem. Kathmandu-bound flight RA-416 Boeing 757 returned to Kuala Lumpur 45 minutes after

China-made aircraft for NAC finally lands at TIA

After a long wait the China-made aircraft of the national flag carrier finally landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu today afternoon. The 58-seater MA60 aircraft is the first new aircraft to be added to Nepal Airlines Corporation fleet

CAAN signs agreement with JICA

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) signed an agreement today with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the development of spare parts management centre and en-route radar services. CAAN will use JICA assistance to provide safe and reliable air traffic

China-made MA60 to land tomorrow

China-made MA60 aircraft is scheduled to land at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 12:10 pm tomorrow, a day behind schedule. The arrival of the first of the two 56-seater turboprop-powered airliner Modern Ark (MA) 60 will be a historic as

Pokhara International Airport gets nod from regulator

At last, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) board today approved construction of regional international airport in Pokhara under the revised cost of $216 million to CAMC Engineering after a long wait. The board meeting of the aviation regulator