Category Archives: Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman signs order for three new Bombardier Q400 aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

Image: Bombardier.

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Biman Bangladesh adds its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Named "Aakashbeena"

Biman Bangladesh Airlines on August 18 took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (S2-AJS, msn 40126).

The new type arrived at the Dhaka base on August 19, 2018 (see video below).

S2-AJS, named “The Aakashbeena”, was recently showcased at the Farnborough Airshow.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Biman): Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N1015B (S2-AJS) (msn 40126) FAB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942764.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N1015B (S2-AJS) (msn 40126) FAB (SPA). Image: 942762.

First 787 Dreamliner, delivered on August 18, 2018

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines to add two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners this year

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) has four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on order.

The company is now planning to add two new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft to the aircraft fleet in 2018 as it celebrates its 46th anniversary.

On January 4, 2018 the airline celebrated its 46th anniversary. Biman’s journey began on January 4, 1972.

The new Dreamliner aircraft will have 24 business class seats and a total of 271 seats, including 277 economy classes.

The airline is expanding its network to Guangzhou, one of the most important business cities of China this year, the capital of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, and Maldives capital Male.

Currently, there are 4 Boeing 777-300 ERs, 2 Boeing 777-200 ERs, 2 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Bombardier Q400s and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft in the fleet.

Above Image: The 2009 livery (with the 787 shown) was briefly adopted but quickly rejected by the government. Aircraft were reverted back to the previous less-controversial livery (top).

The airline now operates to 15 international and 7 domestic airports.

Images: Boeing/Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

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Boeing delivers the first direct-purchased 737-800 to Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 737-8E9 WL S2-AHO (msn 40334) BFI (Royal S. King). Image: 930110.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) yesterday (November 24) celebrated the airline’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800 as part of the country’s national airline’s fleet modernization plan.

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As part of the first phase of its fleet modernization plan, the airline currently operates a total of six Boeing 777s and two Next-Generation 737-800s. With this delivery, Biman Bangladesh Airlines adds one additional 737-800 and has four 787 Dreamliners on order.

Copyright Photo: Royal S. King/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8E9 S2-AHO 9msn 40334) taxies to the runway at Seattle’s Boeing Field (King County).

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Biman Bangladesh to become a new Bombardier Q400 operator

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka), the national flag carrier airline of Bangladesh, is becoming a new Bombardier Q400 operator. The airline has confirmed it has signed an agreement with Smart Aviation Company (Cairo, Egypt) for the lease of two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.

While Biman’s main hub is located at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet (see map below).

Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Smart Aviation’s Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SU-SMI (msn 4368) is pictured at Sharm el-Shekh Airport in Egypt.

Biman Bangladesh aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Biman Bangladesh 4.2015 Domestic Route Map

Biman Bangladesh ends service today to Frankfurt

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) today (October 27) is ending service to Frankfurt where it operates as an extension of the Dhaka-Rome route. The route was served two days a week.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-3E9 ER S2-AHN (msn 40121) departs from Paine Field, Everett.

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Biman Bangladesh 10.2014 Route Map

 

Biman Bangladesh Airlines operates the last McDonnell Douglas DC-10 passenger flight

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) as planned, operated the last revenue passenger flight of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 yesterday (February 24). The last flight was a charter flight (flight 008) from Birmingham with the pictured DC-10-30 S2-ACR (msn 48317) with 200 passengers eager to fly the last flight. The DC-10 type has flown passengers for nearly 43 years and continues today as a freighter with several cargo airlines.

Read the full report from the BBC: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. S2-ACR departs from Birmingham on the the next-to-last charter flight.

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Bottom Copyright Photos: Allan Huse. A picture of the flight crew and the cockpit for the last flight from Birmingham. The seats in the middle were not sold. Only the window and exterior aisle seats were sold on the last flight.

Biman Bangladesh DC-10-30 S2-ACR (cockpit)(AHE)(LRW)

Biman Bangladesh DC-10-30 S2-ACR (cabin)(AHE)(LRW)

Video: Amateur video of one of the enthusiast charter flights from Birmingham: