Two newly procured aircraft–‘Akash Tori’ and ‘Sweth Balaka’ have been inducted to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the aircraft on Sunday.
The two new Dash 8-400 aircraft were formally inaugurated at a function at VVIP Terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning.
The premier attended the event through videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence.
She has named them like the other new aircraft which were earlier added to the Biman’s fleet.
The aircraft are the 2nd and 3rd one purchased on the basis of a G2G (government to government) agreement between Bangladesh and Canada governments.
The national flag carrier received the Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Haviland Canada, a prominent aircraft-maker of the North American country.
According to the officials concerned, the Dash 8-400 aircraft are equipped with eco-friendly and state-of-the-art facilities. The aircraft are equipped with HEPA filter technology that completely purifies the air inside the aircraft by destroying bacteria, viruses and other germs in just four minutes. The first Dash 8-400 aircraft arrived in Dhaka on November 24 last.
With the addition of the two new Dash planes, the number of Biman’s aircraft has increased to 21, including four Boeing 777-300ER, four Boeing 787-8, two Boeing 787-9, six Boeing 737 and three Dash 8-400.