NAC to re­ceive two air­crafts with dif­fer­ent pro­duc­tion num­bers

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In the com­mis­sion game, the Nepal Air­lines Cor­po­ra­tion (NAC) has vi­o­lated its own pre-con­di­tions it had is­sued while call­ing a ten­der for the pur­chase of two wide-body air­crafts. NAC has claimed that by 27 June it will re­ceive its first wide­body Air­bus 330-200 se­ries air­craft and will start its first com­mer­cial flight to Dubai from 1 Au­gust. How is the air­craft?: Ini­tially, the bro­ker com­pa­nies High Fly X of Ire­land, AAR Cor­po­ra­tion Inc. USA, High Fly Aerospace, Por­tu­gal and Ger­man Avi­a­tion Cap­i­tal had ex­pressed the com­mit­ment to pro­vide two wide-body Air­bus with pro­duc­tion No 1845 and 1854. And NAC also made pub­lic the same pro­duc­tion se­rial No of the air­crafts on

its of­fi­cial Web­site. But these air­crafts have al­ready been sold to other par­ties. The Ti­bet Air­lines is op­er­at­ing Air­bus 330-200 se­ries with pro­duc­tion se­rial No 1845 since March this year. The other air­craft with pro­duc­tion se­rial No 1854 is be­ing op­er­ated by Ibe­ria Air­lines of Spain. When the NAC team vis­ited Air­bus man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany in France, they had in­spected the air­crafts as­sem­bled with pro­duc­tion se­rial No 1872 and 1878. The NAC man­age­ment has re­mained silent on this dif­fer­ence of the pro­duc­tion se­rial num­bers. The present two air­craft as­sem­bled in the Air­bus com­pany have the ca­pac­ity of car­ry­ing 230 Met­ric tons in to­tal, whereas ear­lier, it was spec­i­fied by NAC for bring­ing the two wide-body air­crafts hav­ing the ca­pac­ity of car­ry­ing 242 Met­ric tons of cargo. The newly brought Air­bus by Ti­bet Air­lines has the weight ca­pac­ity of 242 Met­ric tons. The air­craft hav­ing the ca­pac­ity of 230 Met­ric tons will have the ca­pac­ity of car­ry­ing only 230 met­ric tons, 12 met­ric tons less cargo than the pre­vi­ously booked air­crafts. Ac­cord­ingly, due to the less fuel car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity, the air­craft can­not make di­rect flight to long des­ti­na­tions as well as they will make lesser rev­enue due to the lesser 12 met­ric tons cargo in each flight.

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