PIA Invites Bids for Maintenance Checks of Leased Airbus A320 (AP-BMX)

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PIA Invites Bids for Maintenance Checks of Leased Airbus A320 (AP-BMX)

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) invites bids from interested parties for the 6 yearly/12 yearly maintenance checks of dry leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft registration AP-BMX.

In April 22 newspaper:

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Re: PIA Invites Bids for Maintenance Checks of Leased Airbus A320 (AP-BMX)

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Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX built in year 2010 joined PIA as a dry leased aircraft in November 2019.

https://aparm.net/ap-baa_ap-bzz/ap-bma_ ... ap-bmx.htm

AP-BMX is currently active and performs PIA flights on airline's domestic and regional routes:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bmx

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX is being ferried from Karachi to Jakarta via Kuala Lumpur probably for maintenance checks.

Karachi to Kuala Lumpur flight PK6761. The aircraft departed from Karachi at 5:47 AM and arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 2:50 PM. Flight completed in 6 hours and 3 minutes.

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX completes ferry flight PK6761 from Karachi to Jakarta via Kuala Lumpur probably for maintenance checks.

Karachi to Kuala Lumpur flight PK6761. The aircraft departed from Karachi at 5:47 AM and arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 2:50 PM. Flight completed in 6 hours and 3 minutes.

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Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta flight PK6761. The aircraft departed from Kuala Lumpur at 4:10 PM and arrived in Jakarta at 4:59 PM. Flight completed in 1 hour & 48 hours. The aircraft stayed in Kuala Lumpur 1 hour & 20 minutes.

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Re: PIA Invites Bids for Maintenance Checks of Leased Airbus A320 (AP-BMX)

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What was the reason PIA Could not maintain it?
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inducedrag wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:38 pm What was the reason PIA Could not maintain it?
Probably to keep the aircraft in the same condition as received, either the lessor doesn’t want PIA to maintain it considering how they cannibalize aircraft or PIA is doing this to avoid conflict with lessor when returning the aircraft.
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July 17 photo of PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX arriving in Kuala Lumpur as ferry flight PK6761 from Karachi to Jakarta via Kuala Lumpur.

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX at a maintenance facility at Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport - Indonesia observed on August 3.

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Re: PIA Invites Bids for Maintenance Checks of Leased Airbus A320 (AP-BMX)

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inducedrag wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:38 pm What was the reason PIA Could not maintain it?
Because of unprofessional attitude of PIA engineering management. This management compromise on aircraft maintenance. This compromise is mostly in terms of tools, maintenance facility, inventory, human factors, Type refresher training etc. This compromise saves money so that they can show the CEO that they are saving money. But this is short term. In the long term it is damaging the maintenance standards. As you can see in the case of BMX and other A320 aircrafts went to Jakarta earlier.
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July 17 photo of PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX arriving in Jakarta as ferry flight PK6761 from Karachi via Kuala Lumpur.

Photo link: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10655324

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September 20/21 PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX ferry flight PK6762 from Jakarta to Karachi via Kuala Lumpur after completion of maintenance checks in Jakarta.

September 20 - Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur flight PK6762. The aircraft departed from Jakarta at 5:57 PM and arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 8:54 PM. Flight completed in 1 hour and 57 minutes.

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September 20/21 - Kuala Lumpur to Karachi flight PK6762. The aircraft departed from Kuala Lumpur at 11:14 PM and arrived in Karachi at 2:15 AM. Flight completed in 6 hours and 2 minutes.

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Today, PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMX resumed performing airline's commercial flights when it left Karachi at 7:28 PM a flight PK306 to Lahore. The flight was scheduled to depart Karachi at 7:00 PM.

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It took six months for the Aircraft to get going again. PIA needs to revisit her policies and have to control the slack as business environment is pretty competitive mostly!
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