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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Disposing of: PIA selling seven old aircraft

By Our Correspondent Published: February 21, 2015 None of the aircraft that were tendered were in flying condition. PHOTO: AFP KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is disposing of stripped-down bodies of seven out-of-service aircraft, the carrier said on Friday. Jets being sold include a Boeing 747, three Boeing 737 and three A-310 aircraft. The airline tendered its old aircraft for sale after they had completed their operational flying life. Vendors, who are basically scrap dealers, have inspected the bodies and placed bids. A tender notice announcing the disposal was published in national newspapers some time ago. “The entire bidding process was done with complete transparency. All aircraft equipment including engines, instruments and seats were removed before the inspection process. “Even fuel and oil was removed from the aircraft leaving only a minimal quantity to keep mechanical parts lubricated,” it said. None of the aircraft that were tendered were in flying condition. Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2015. Like Business on Facebook, follow @TribuneBiz on Twitter to stay informed and join in the conversation.

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