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Myanmar National Embraer 190 XY-AGQ makes a successful nose gear-up landing at Mandalay

Myanmar National Airlines issued this statement and photo:

On May 12, 2019 at 0715 AM, flight UB103 from Yangon (RGN) to Mandalay (MDL), with Embraer 190 XY-AGQ was flown by Captain Myat Moe Aung, FO Myo Thiha Aung, FO Kaung Set Lwin, Purser Cherry Myint and 3 cabin crew.

The Captain made a RNAV approach to runway 17 at MDL, but when the landing gear was activated by EICAS message, it turned out the nose landing gear was malfunctioning and couldn’t be activated.

The Captain then activated the emergency landing gear down procedure, but it was still not working. He did two flight pass-by flights in front of ATC to check whether the nose landing gear was down or not.

Then the Captain followed emergency procedures and did the fuel burn out to reduce the landing weight.

At 0909 AM, flight UB103 RGN-MDL, Embraer 190 XY-AGQ flown by Captain Myat Moe Aung, FO Myo Thiha Aung, FO Kaung Set Lwin, Purser Cherry Myint and 3 cabin crew safely landed at Mandalay airport with no casualties and no injuries onboard. The passengers were evacuated with proper emergency evacuations by the cabin crew as well.

Myanmar National Airlines would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the passengers onboard and our crews.

We will continue to strive to keep all UB flights on higher safety standards and to offer safe journeys to our passengers.

Myanmar National Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800, painted in a new livery

Myanmar National Airlines (formerly Myanma Airways) (Yangon) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) yesterday (June 11) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE. The celebration also marked the first all-new Boeing airplane to be delivered to any Myanmar-based airline.

The airplane is the first to feature Myanmar National Airlines’ new livery and interior, and the airline plans to expand its network outside Myanmar with the introduction of its 737.

“Our new 737 will allow us to expand our network to international markets and offer an even better experience for our passengers,” said Myanmar National Airlines CEO Than Tun. “Investing in new technology aircraft such as the 737 will ensure Myanmar National Airlines continues to be the pride of the country and positions us for future success.”

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Myanmar National Airlines, previously Myanma Airways (below), has the most extensive route network within Myanmar, serving more than 25 domestic locations, and is headquartered in Yangon.

Copyright Photo above: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Myanma Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW XY-AGP (msn 19000154) taxies at Yangon.


Founded in 1948 as Union of Burma Airways (below), the flag carrier is also one of Asia’s pioneering airlines.

Copyright Photo above: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Union of Burma Airways Boeing 727-193 XY-ADR (msn 19620) is pictured at Hong Kong.

Top Photo: Boeing. The formal ceremonies of the handover of Myanmar National Airlines new Boeing 737-86N XY-ALB (msn 43405) at Seattle’s Boeing Field via GECAS.

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Myanma Airways orders six ATR 72-600s, will change its name to Myanmar National Airlines

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Myanmar’s state-owned national airline Myanma Airways (Yangon), to be named Myanmar National Airlines in the near future, has signed an agreement with ATR for 6 new generation ATR 72-600s with options for 6 additional aircraft. The acquisition of these new ATRs forms part of the carrier’s ambitious strategy to expand its global footprint to establish Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) as a major carrier in the region.

In parallel with the new order, following the company’s dynamic development efforts, ATR will assist Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) to enhance its maintenance capabilities through the set-up of a modern MRO in Yangon meeting the highest international standards.

The new airplanes are scheduled for delivery in 2015 through to 2017. The new ATR 72-600s will completely and gradually replace the existing ATR fleet, boosting the airline services considerably by opening new routes, increasing flight frequencies to existing routes and offering the highest level of comfort to Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) customers.

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