Biman Bangladesh ink deals for purchase of 3 Canadian Dash-8 plane

- A Monitor Report 01 Aug, 2018 | 3624 Views|-+
Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines on August 1 signed a deal with Canadian firm Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) under a government-to-government (G2G) arrangement to purchase three aircrafts.

Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Mosaddek Ahmed and acting president of Canadian Commercial Corporation Carl Marcotte signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides at the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry.

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

The three aircrafts of ‘Dash-8 Q400NG’ series -- each having 74 economy seats -- will come from Bombardier Inc of Canada in three phases in 2020.

Earlier on November 15, 2016, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a proposal of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry allowing Biman to procure three aircraft from the Canadian firm.

Later, on July 17, last, the authorities concerned gave the final approval to the Biman.

Replying to a question, Biman MD Mosaddek Ahmed said the three aircraft will be operated on domestic routes and five more aircraft will be added to the country’s flag carrier this year

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