Air Niugini Fleet Restored

The Acting Chief Executive Officer, Gary Seddon, expressed his gratitude to the airline's valued customers for their patience and understanding during the challenging period of unscheduled maintenance.

He also commended the dedication and hard work of the men and women of Air Niugini, whose efforts were crucial in resolving the maintenance issues.

Aircraft incident probe commences

Acting Board Chairman of the PNG, Captain Aria Bouraga said, “The AIC was notified about the accident by the Operator of the aircraft through a phone call at 04:44 pm local time. The operator reported that the accident occurred during the take-off roll at Dodomona airstrip.”

According to Captain Bouraga, the pilot discontinued the take-off, and the aircraft overran the departure end of airstrip, down a slope at the end of the airstrip, overturned and came to a rest, inverted.

Airline to buy 6 planes

The board when releasing the financial year report for 2014 revealed this on Friday.

The board revealed that for the first four aircraft, sale and lease back agreements have been entered into with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a leasing company based in Dubai.

They said that for the remaining two aircraft, management is making submissions for export credit financing through COFACE/SACHE.