Buddha Air,a private Nepalese airline company, brought into operation its own hangar (wide structure used for housing airplanes or airships ) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) fromApril 18th, 2012. The almost 37,000 square feet hanger, which was set up at a cost of $ 2.5 million, is the largest in the country. The closed door hangar has a capacity to accommodate an Airbus 320 or a Boeing 737 on its 15,500 square feet ground floor. It features workshop facilities for a range of services like nozzle cleaning lab and wheel/brake workshop with adequate special tools and equipment. .Buddha Air has built the hangar on leased land in TIA for which it will have to pay Rs 6.5 million to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on annual basis. The private airline is also planning to add a new 72-seater aircraft to its fleet.
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