‘Rajhangsha’ lands in Dhaka

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:19, Sep 14, 2019 | Updated : 17:25, Sep 14, 2019

The fourth Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has arrived.
Aircraft "Rajhangsha" was greeted with a water salute after the long-haul aircraft landed on Hazrat Shajalal International Airport in Dhaka at 4:50pm on Saturday (Sept 14).
The aircraft took a 15-hour non-spot fight from Seattle to Dhaka with Biman's pilots Captain Shoaib Chowdhury, and Captain Sarwar, fast officers Jamil and Atiab flying it.
After the arrival, an official of Dreamliner manufacturer Boeing completed all formalities handing over all necessary documents to the Biman authorities. Biman chairman Air Marshal (retd) Muhammad Enamul Bari were present.
The Dreamliner was set to arrive on Wednesday (Sept 12), which was delayed for 48 hours due to a technical glitch at the last moment.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was scheduled to attend an induction ceremony on Saturday that was postponed too.
With the latest induction, the total number of Biman planes rose to 16.
The national flag carrier signed a contract in 2008 with Boeing, an American aeroplane manufacturer, to buy 10 new planes.
The Boeing previously delivered four 777-300ER, two 737-800 and three 787-8 aircraft to Biman.
‘Rajhangsha’ is the last in the row of 10 new aircraft to buy from Boeing as per the contract.
The aircraft has the capacity to fly 16 hours nonstop and 271 seats, including 24 flatbed business class seats.