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Nepal Airlines fails to sell its 30-year-old Boeing 757-200

Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal Airlines couldn't sell its 30-year-old Boeing 757-200 after it disqualified two bidders that made offers for the aircraft.

The aircraft registered 9N-ACB was delivered to the Asian carrier in Sept. 15, 1988 and served in the airline's widebody fleet more than 30 years. It was retired by the Nepali flag carrier in October 2018 and put up for sale.

Only two buyers made offers for the aircraft. The first bidder from the country was disqualified due to formal issues, according to local media. The second bidder was an Israeli firm but it made an offer below the airline's expectations.

Nepal Airlines had set a starting price of $7.8 million for its retired Boeing 757.

The retired Boeing 757-200 is currently stored at the Kathmandu International Airport. The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines.

Nepal Airlines sold its other Boeing 757-200 (9N-ACA) to a Nepali startup BB Airways in 2017. The aircraft was dismantled in 2019 to be sold in the spare-part market when BB Airways failed to obtain its AOC (Air Operator Certificate) from Nepal's civil aviation regulator.

Nepal Airlines' active widebody fleet comprises two Airbus A330-200s.



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