Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport: Eight-hours flight suspension from November

17 07 2012

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) is set to suspend flight operations for eight hours daily from November 1 to April 30, 2013 to reconstruct the lone runway of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

No flight will take off or land at the airport from 12.30am to 8am. However, flight operations will be closed from 1.30am to 8.30am during the hajj season, a CAAB official said.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Update: Refueling Facilities at Sylhet Osmani International Airport

8 04 2012

Work on the refuelling facilities of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) here will start soon as the authorities recently got possession of the allotted land from the Bangladesh Railway.

Aimed at supplying jet fuel to aircrafts at the MAG Osmani International Airport, the project had been facing stalemate for the last 4 years due to inaction of departments concerned, especially the BR and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), sources alleged.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Chopper rental service poised for a takeoff

1 02 2012

Privately run helicopters emerged as a means of commercial travel in the last one year with businessmen, corporate executives, foreign buyers and donors opting for chartered chopper services to visit places outside the capital to avoid huge traffic congestion and time consuming road transports.

There is hardly any week the helicopters are not being used for travelling, the operators said.

“Now we get clients almost five days a week,” said Director (operations) of Square Air Group Captain (retd) M Abu Zafar. The company has been providing service with a seven seated Bell 407 helicopter including two seats for pilots since 2010 and is expecting to add another twine engine helicopter to its fleet soon.

Full story: The Daily Star

Tata Indigo CS to hit Bangladesh market

22 01 2012

A new brand of Indian car, Tata Indigo CS, will hit Bangladesh market in the next two weeks instead of popular Nano minicar of Indian Tata Motors.

Nitol-Niloy Group, local distributor of the cars, confirmed an import deal of 300 cars initially to sell the vehicle here.

Full story: The Daily Star