PIA Boeing 777 Undergoes A-Check for the First Time at Islamabad Airport

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PIA Boeing 777 Undergoes A-Check for the First Time at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:28 pm

President and CEO, Air Marshal Arshad Malik attended the inaugural ceremony of Boeing 777 maintenance Check A, which took place in Islamabad for the first time. B777 check A is performed after every 1000 Flight Hours/75 days which is a line maintenance activity. This check will make way for further increase in maintenance scope of Islamabad station, the major operational hub of PIA. The maintenance activity has been carried out with assistance & guidance of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.



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Re: PIA Boeing 777 Undergoes A-Check for the First Time at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:30 pm

The aircraft is PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BHX.

AP-BHX had arrived in Islamabad at 6:31 AM on October 9 as flight PK702 from Manchester.

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

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 Undergoes A-Check for the First Time at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Karachi, October 10, 2019: PIA’s Boeing 777 aircraft will now be overhauled at Islamabad also thus making tremendous savings and schedule convenience for the national flag carrier. PIA has upgraded its maintenance facility at Islamabad by enabling it to carryout ‘Check A’ on Boeing 777 at Islamabad and now the aircraft will not have to be flown to Karachi for the required maintenance.

It is indeed another big achievement after enhancement of technical capability at Islamabad for Airbus A320s aircraft, the Engineering base has now been enabled to cater to the needs of Boeing 777s. On 10th October 2019 PIA Engineering set up at Islamabad successfully completed Check ‘A’ on Boeing 777 (AP-BHX) after completing recommended flying hours (i.e. 75 days or 1,000 flying hours).

The Islamabad Engineering is now fully capable of performing B777 aircraft 'A' checks indigenously after being approved from Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik said that this is a major step towards self-reliance of PIA Engineering. He said this will help not only in reducing expenses, save ground maintenance time, improve flight punctuality but also to earn extra revenue for PIA by providing services to other airlines. He congratulated AVM Noor Abbas, Advisor to CEO, Chief Technical Officer, Amir Ali and the Engineering team on achieving a new milestone by successful completion of Check ‘A’ on Boeing 777 at Islamabad.

It is worth mentioning that earlier Karachi was the only station approved to carry out maintenance checks of all types and aircraft had to be flown to Karachi. However, in August 2019 Lahore base was upgraded followed by Islamabad for Boeing 777 A checks.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 Undergoes A-Check for the First Time at Islamabad Airport

Post by Khan747 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:06 am

savings????? does its take 18hrs to fly from Islamabd to Karachi?
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Re: PIA Boeing 777 Undergoes A-Check for the First Time at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:14 pm

PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BHX departed from Islamabad at 1:57 AM on October 11 as flight PK233 to Dubai after undergoing 'A Check' at Islamabad International Airport.

The Boeing 777 had arrived in Islamabad at 6:31 AM on October 9 as flight PK702 from Manchester.

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

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