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Bangladesh Biman DC-10's, Retirement?  
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1903 times:


If there is a possible date, when is Bangladesh Biman going to retire their tired fleet of DC-10's? What replacements, second-hand A310's?


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Ive done threads asking the same question, the replies those got indicated that BG dont have plans to replace the DC-10s yet, theyre up for privatisation and looking for a partner to take part of the airline, the buyer will then decide what equipment to take on, most probably the 777 Smile


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User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Actually.....

I live in DAC!

Currently Biman is undergoing a restructuring program with the help of a private consultant, Citigroup (a private consortium of four companies....). The two main projects in this restructuring are the possible upgrading of fleet and possible privatization of Biman, which is currently an SOE. They are also in the process of looking for a Strategic Partner, and after sending out a tender last fall, they only received RFPs (Request for Proposals) from Gulf Air, and Qatar Airways. Biman is hesitant about these two as SPs because they are direct competitors on the Middle Eastern sector, Biman's primary routes, so they aren't exactly an ideal SP. For fleet upgrade, they are exploring either A340s or B777s. In January, Biman received 14 bids from various companies, including the manufacturers for possible lease/purchase of four of these new-generation aircraft. Now, they are on a standstill as they are considering the possibility of waiting until they get an SP and then letting the SP help them to decided on whether or not to purchase an A340 or B777.

If you want more info, just ask, because I am good acquaintances with the GM of Biman, as well of several of their divisional directors. I also have just completed a 25 page report on Biman, and I can supply you with an excerpt on the fleet upgrade if you would like.

TB


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

TurbineBeaver - I would be interested in getting hold of that excerpt if it's not too much trouble. My email address is in my profile.

Thanks  Smile


Ryan



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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Hey ya doing TurbineBeaver. I would also like to have a look at your report.
Send to: PhatastrophicL15@aol.com

Thanks a mill,
Tom


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Hopefully a new livery is part of the plan too Smile


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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

YEAH

I HOPE A NEW LIVERY IS IN THE PLAN

THEY LIKE STEALING CANADIANS AND USING IT AS THERE OWN !


User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Ryanb741, and King767...email has been sent!

GF-A330....they are not stealing Canadian's OLD paints scheme. Biman acquired that aircraft about 18 months ago, and have only painted their logo and titles onto it. It is a VERY expensive job to repaint an airplane, and that plane has a fine current paint job, so for a small, financially troubled airline like Biman, it would not be exactly optimum for them to repaint that airplane immediately due to the high costs of painting.

TB


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Thanks Turbinebeaver Smile


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

sure!!!


TB


User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

I wonder do Biman making money? I notice through thr teletext the delays have improved significant.


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