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Biman Bangladesh Airlines orders two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) announced today at the 2019 Dubai Airshow that the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet with two additional airplanes valued at $585 million at list prices.

The purchase – recorded in October as an unidentified order on Boeing’s website – complements Biman’s fleet of 787-8 jets with the larger and longer-range 787-9 variant. The national flag carrier of Bangladesh says the addition of the 787-9 will help modernize its fleet and expand its international network.

The 787-9 is part of a three-member family that offers long range and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market. For Biman Bangladesh, the 787-9 can carry 298 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and fly up to 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 kms) while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent compared to older airplanes.

 

Boeing also provides services that help Biman operate more efficiently. As part of a multiyear agreement, the airline’s pilots this year began using the Jeppesen Flite Deck Pro X electronic flight bag (EFB) platform to access mobile charts and navigational information, increasing their situational awareness on the ground and in the air.

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Biman Bangladesh Q400 S2-AGQ veers off the runway at Yangon

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) S2-AGQ operating flight BG 60 on May 8 from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Yangon, Myanmar with 29 passengers and 4 crew members veered off the runway on landing at Yangon.

The aircraft broke into three sections (written off). There were reportedly 17 injured and were transported to local hospitals.

Read more from Myanmar Times: CLICK HERE

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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.

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.

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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 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:

 

 

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

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) today (February 20) operated the last McDonnell Douglas DC-10 passenger flight in the world with DC-10-30 S2-ACR (man 48317). The final flight today flew from Dhaka to Birmingham, England via a refueling stop in Kuwait City. Current plans are reportedly to scrap the wide body airliner for its parts and residual metal value.

Before the final disposition of S2-ACR, Biman will operate scenic flights from Birmingham this weekend. The airline issued this statement about the scenic flights:

Due to an overwhelming response from aviation enthusiasts from around the world, we are going to operate scenic flights on the weekend of February 22, 23 and 24 from Birmingham Airport. The first flights to go on sale will operate on the Monday, February 24 at 0900, 1200 and 1500 with a block time of an estimated one-hour. If as expected, they sell out quickly we open up the Sunday, February 23 flights up for the same times of 0900, 1200 and 1500. As these sell out then we will open up the Saturday flights also at the same times – 0900, 1200 and 1500. As with the last commercial flight from Dhaka, we are keeping the prices for these scenic flights at reasonable levels with prices of ₤150 for a window seat and ₤100 for an aisle seat. Please note that for the last commercial flight ever on Monday February 24 @ 1500, prices have been set slightly higher at ₤200/₤150. In order to keep the flights as “special” as possible we are only selling 152 of the 319 seats on the aircraft – therefore all are window or aisle seats.

Read the full story from the BBC: CLICK HERE

The retirement came as a result of a new Boeing 777-300 ER delivery. Biman issued this statement on the new arrival of 777-3E9 S2-AHM (msn 40120):

Biman Bangladesh Airline’s newest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300 ER is the world’s largest twinjet aircraft, this long-range wide-body plane is popularly known as the “Triple Seven”. Our newest 777-300 ER is the third extended range 777 to join our modern fleet.

The latest 777-300 ER is named “Akashprodip” and replaces the retired DC-10 for long-range flights to serve destinations such as Frankfurt, Rome, London, and Birmingham.

Biman’s Managing Director and CEO Kevin Steele personally took delivery of latest 777-300 ER from Boeing’s Seattle headquarters on February 6. The new plane, painted in Biman’s bi-colored livery, traveled on a nonstop flight from Seattle to Dhaka.

The receiving ceremony of the newest 777-300 ER was held February 11, 2014 at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At the ceremony she said, “Biman acts as the representative of Bangladesh abroad and it flies across the world as the symbol of our independence.”

Biman will soon take delivery of its fourth Boeing 777-300 ER, named “Rangaprobhat” on March 21. The delivery is part of a ten aircraft contract with Boeing. Future plans are to secure two Boeing 737-800s and four Boeing 787-8s by 2019.

Top Copyright Photo: SM Fitzwilliams Collection/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Biman). McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 S2-ACR 9msn 48317) arrives at London (Heathrow) on a previous flight.

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