New Dash 8-400 aircraft arrives...

Dhaka, Monday   19 April 2021

New Dash 8-400 aircraft arrives

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:19 PM, 24 February 2021   Updated: 10:37 AM, 25 February 2021

Akash Tori, (Photo: Collected)

Akash Tori, (Photo: Collected)

A brand new Dash 8-400 aircraft has added to the Biman Bangladesh Airlines fleet on Wednesday evening. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself named the latest aircraft as 'Akash Tori.'

The aircraft, departed for Bangladesh from De Haviland Bombardier Aerospace, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of Dhaka Around 5:45 pm. State Minister for Civil Aviation Mahbub Ali received it formally. 

The Biman procured the three Dash 8-400 aircraft under the G2G (government-to-government) agreement between the Bangladesh and Canadian governments.

Earlier, the national flag carrier received the first Dash 8-400 aircraft out of three made by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, a prominent aircraft-maker of the North American country.

The Dash 8-400 aircraft is equipped with eco-friendly and state-of-the-art facilities. 

The number of Biman’s aircraft is now 19, including four Boeing 777-300ER, four Boeing 787-8, two Boeing 787-9, six Boeing 737 and three Dash 8-400. With the addition of the new Dash plane, the number of Biman’s aircraft will be raised to 20.