When a Boeing 777 and a Boeing 737 crashed in a Dhaka Airport hangar this week, Biman Bangladesh Airlines officials prepared for terrible news. The planes might be out of service for up to two weeks, according to preliminary estimates.
However, the airline has confirmed that both Boeing planes have been repaired and are ready to fly again. After travelling to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, one of the planes, a Boeing 777-300ER, has already returned to operation.
The Boeing 737-800 was due to travel from Dhaka to Sylhet on Friday after last flying on Saturday before the tragedy.
Biman commended its engineers for the quick repairs, as well as the assistance supplied by Boeing. The radome and front bulkhead of the Boeing 777, as well as the horizontal stabiliser on the left of the Boeing 737, were partially damaged as a result of the accident.
Thankfully, the two planes were repaired in a couple of days, allowing them to return to duty less than a week after the Sunday tragedy.
Biman Bangladesh said, "The Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 777-300ER that collided at the hangar are ready to fly."
The carrier added, "Two aircraft of Biman damaged in the collision within the hangar inside Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport are able to take off within a short time due to the efforts of Biman's efficient engineers and with the help of the aircraft manufacturer - Boeing. Biman's skilled engineers have been able to showcase their skills at the start of the Bengali New Year."