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Bangladesh considering purchasing Airbus aircraft to expand fleet 

Bangladesh may purchase Airbus aircraft to increase the fleet of its national flag carrier. 

To expand the fleet of the country’s flag carrier, the Bangladeshi government intends to buy aircraft from Airbus. 

Currently, Biman Bangladesh Airlines operates 21 cutting-edge aircraft, including six Boeing 737-800, four Boeing 777-300 ER, four Boeing 787-8, two Boeing 787-9, and five De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Q400. 

On March 22, 2023, during the inaugural Bangladesh Aviation Summit, the minister of civil aviation, M Mahbub Ali, disclosed specifics of the purchase. The French and British civil aviation groups were supporting the event. 

Ali reportedly stated: “We absolutely have intentions to buy aircraft from Airbus to boost the size of Biman’s fleet and we are working on it.” The Daily Star is a daily in Bangladesh. 

Also confirming that talks with Airbus were ongoing was Shafiul Azim, managing director and CEO of Biman. 

“Why not?” you may ask if it aids in fulfilling our requirements. On purchasing planes from Airbus, the CEO continued. 

With an annual increase in passengers, Bangladesh’s aviation industry is expanding. 

The Daily Star reports that during the following 15 years, aviation in Bangladesh is anticipated to practically treble. 

The number of air travelers in the nation could increase from the current eight million to as many as 16 million by 2035. 

“A high-tech industry like aviation requires the exchange of technology, research, and services, therefore it is not possible to reach the desired aim of development alone in this era of globalization,” Ali remarked. 

He continued, saying that the UK and France, whose cooperation we had previously received, were eager to support our aviation industry. In order to help our aviation grow, I want to see them in the future.

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