PIA Invites Bids to Acquire up to Three Narrow-body Aircraft on Dry Lease

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PIA Invites Bids to Acquire up to Three Narrow-body Aircraft on Dry Lease

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) invites "sealed bids" on "single stage one envelope" basis from interested parties for the dry lease of up to three (03) narrow-body twinjet aircraft as per following details:

Number of aircraft: Up to three (03)
Seating configuration: 170 plus (all economy with soft divider after three rows)
Delivery schedule: Second Quarter - Third Quarter 2020
Vintage: As per National Aviation Policy - 2019
Lease period: Six years or corresponding to next 12 yearly check

Bids submitted will be opened on November 13, 2019.

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In October 12 newspaper:

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Bids opening day today (November 13).

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Following Airbus A320 aircraft offered by lowest evaluated bidder GECAS accepted by PIA under its bids evaluation report.

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-214
Construction Number: 2155
Year Built: 2004
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56
Last Known Operator: PIA
Last Known Registration: AP-BLB
Aircraft Offered by: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-214
Construction Number: 2212
Year Built: 2004
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56
Last Known Operator: PIA
Last Known Registration: AP-BLC
Aircraft Offered by: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-214
Construction Number: 2274
Year Built: 2004
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56
Last Known Operator: PIA
Last Known Registration: AP-BLD
Aircraft Offered by: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

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Seems PIA is going to renew dry lease term of the three A320s that had joined the airline in 2014 for six years.

AP-BLB had joined PIA fleet on July 26, 2014, on dry lease for six years from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
AP-BLC had joined PIA fleet on June 28, 2014, on dry lease for six years from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
AP-BLD had joined PIA fleet on October 30, 2014, on dry lease for six years from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

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Re: PIA Invites Bids to Acquire up to Three Narrow-body Aircraft on Dry Lease

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https://www.piac.com.pk/corporate/image ... BIDNBA.pdf

Following three Aircraft offered by Alafco could be pretty good candidate for PIA as well.

ALAFCO A320-200 MSN 4135
ALAFCO A320-2oo MSN 4519
ALAFCO A320-2oo MSN 4484


https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a320-4519.htm
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a320-4135.htm
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a320-4484.htm

Though tender turn out to be just a way to extend the lease of existing Aircraft.
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Re: PIA Invites Bids to Acquire up to Three Narrow-body Aircraft on Dry Lease

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Is PIA allowed to lease 15 year old aircraft??

Doesn't the aviation policy say the aircraft cannot be older than 12 years, while these planes are 15 years old already.
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The three A320s (AP-BLB, AP-BLC & AP-BLD) built in 2004 are nearly sixteen years old.

Under Pakistan's National Aviation Policy introduced in 2019, up to eighteen years old aircraft can be inducted under Regular Public Transport (RPT) licence for domestic and international flights.

Regular Public Transport (RPT) licence: Calendar age of all aircraft, used as passenger transport for scheduled/non-scheduled passenger carrying services (RPT), shall not be more than 18 years at the time of induction with minimum of 35% remaining operational life as defined by OEM. Operational life expectancy shall be based on international standards considering limitations on maximum hours, flight cycles and chronological age etc. Operations would be permissible up to a maximum calendar age of 25 years.

Source: National Aviation Policy - 2019

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Re: PIA Invites Bids to Acquire up to Three Narrow-body Aircraft on Dry Lease

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Abbas Ali wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:49 pm
The three A320s (AP-BLB, AP-BLC & AP-BLD) built in 2004 are nearly sixteen years old.
In addition to the valid points mentioned in the post above, pia already operates these aircraft and is thus not 'inducting' anything - rendering meaningless any age limit set for that action in an aviation policy.

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In addition to the valid points mentioned in the post above, pia already operates these aircraft and is thus not 'inducting' anything - rendering meaningless any age limit set for that action in an aviation policy.
The lease on these three A320s has expired and PIA is renewing the lease and for that I guess a tender had to be floated. But the rules of induction should apply to these three planes as they are being RE-INDUCTED under a new agreement.
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