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Biman inks deal with Canadian firm to purchase 3 aircrafts

  • Published at 04:37 pm August 1st, 2018
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File photo of Boeing 787 Dreamline Biman Bangladesh website

The three aircrafts will be operated on domestic routes, and five more will be added to Biman this year

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has signed a deal with Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) under a government-to-government arrangement to purchase three aircrafts.

Biman Managing Director Mosaddek Ahmed and Canadian Commercial Corporation acting president Carl Marcotte signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides at the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal and Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Préfontaine were present at the signing ceremony.

Three aircrafts from the Dash8-Q400NG line – each with 74 economy seats – will come from Bombardier Inc of Canada in three phases in 2020.

ON November 15, 2016 the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a proposal of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry allowing Biman to procure three aircrafts from the Canadian firm, with the final approval coming on July 17 this year.

Replying to a question, Biman MD Mosaddek Ahmed said the three aircrafts will be operated on domestic routes, and five more will be added to Biman this year.