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Biman director, chief engineer removed over aircraft negligence

  • Published at 11:25 am September 4th, 2019
A Bangladesh Biman plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International AirportRajib Dhar
File photo of a Bangladesh Biman plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Biman has sent only one of the aircrafts to EgyptAir by repaying Tk345,345,050 this year

The contractual managing director of the Engineering department and chief engineer of Biman Bangladesh Airlines  have been removed from their duties over their negligence of two aircrafts.

The decision was taken at Biman's central office in Kurmitola on Tuesday night. 

Biman Managing Director (Engineering) Group Captain Khandokar Sazzadur Rahim's contract was cancelled, while Chief Engineer Gazi Mahmud Iqbal was suspended, as they failed to maintain two aircrafts leased from EgyptAir. 

Confirming the matter, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque said: "Biman leased two aircrafts of Boeing 777-200 ER in 2014. According to the lease, Biman was set to pay Tk47,016,000 including all maintenance costs, to EgyptAir."

However, both the aircrafts became unfit to be used in no time, under the supervision of the two accused,  he said.

This year, Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali visited these two aircrafts and expressed his dissatisfaction with their condition.

The ministry formed a probe committee to investigate the negligence, where both the accused were found guilty. 

Meanwhile, Biman could only send one of the aircrafts to EgyptAir by repaying Tk345,345,050 on July 7, 2019.