Lahore, May 31, 2019 (PPI-OT): PIA has been able to add another Boeing777 aircraft in its fleet after being grounded by almost 18 months. A Boeing777 bearing registration number BHV which was completely neglected and considered abandoned for more than year and half was fully repaired and overhauled by the Engineering &Maintenance team which worked day and night for its restoration.
The test flight was conducted successfully. CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik upon his joining in Nov 2018 instructed the Engineering team to make the aircraft operational at the earliest to make it revenue generator. With BHV timely back in fleet, the total operational Boeing 777 are now 12 and will be of great help in the forthcoming Hajj season.
CEO PIA Arshad Malik while especially congratulating the Engineering team said that this shows the commitment and dedication that is required to bring PIA back on its revival track. He appreciated the untiring efforts of Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Flight Operations and all other concerned departments in achieving this feat which was considered by some as near to impossible. The aircraft was grounded for lack of spares and financial constraints has now been made operational and is in operation.
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