Bhattarai is a senior correspondent and is associated with Nagarik Nepali National Daily, a sister publication of Republica English National Daily since April, 2009. He reports and writes on aviation, travel, tourism and mountaineering issues.
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KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) will jointly investigate on the leaked conversation between the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the pilot of crashed US-Bangla Airlines.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Over 50 people feared dead and several others injured as a Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Senior captain of Nepal Airlines Corporation, Subarna Awale, who has been released on bail in a case related to smuggling of foreign currency, cannot be allowed to fly planes, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has said.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: An aircraft of Sita Air, a private airline, made a safe landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Tuesday after one of its engines had to be turned off. The plane had taken off for Lukla from TIA at 10:30 am, with 12 passengers on board.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Five foreigners have been found to be working as senior management officials in five-star Tiger Palace Resort being developed in Nepal with foreign investment without taking work permit.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal’s major private airlines Buddha Air has announced plan to add four 72-seater ATR 72-500 series aircrafts to its fleet, with an investment of Rs four billion. The new planes will be used for flights to different cities of India. The company currently has 10 aircrafts.
-KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government has transferred Maheswor Neupane, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, after he denied appointing Joint Secretary Tourism Ministry Suresh Acharya as Director General to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CANN) by dismissing incumbent DG Sanjiv Gautam.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Buddha Air is taking delivery of its 10th aircraft on Thursday.
The 72-seater ATR 72-500 series aircraft will land at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The airline purchased the aircraft at Rs 1 billion.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: After repeated follow up, Malaysia-based Air Asia X has paid Rs 20 million of the total Rs 230 million it owes to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in various services including passengers service charge, airport development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Jitendra Narayan Dev has again started lobbying to remove Sanjiv Gautam from the position of director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Around a dozen international airlines operating flights to Nepal owe the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) around Rs 1.35 billion in various services including passengers service charge, air development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Anecdote 1- Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) fired Captain Ramesh Upadhyaya after he was found carrying a few wrist watches while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport four decades ago. He was accused of smuggling the watches.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government has permitted Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to send its senior pilot Captain Subarna Awale, who is being tried in the court on charge of foreign currency smuggling, for training in Singapore.