By Sharlyne Eri -EMTV News
Air Niugini’s Fokker 70 jet aircraft, P2 ANR is now back in operation following the successful completion of the in-house C check, or heavy maintenance check, at the airline’s engineering hangar in Port Moresby.
The aircraft is the first to have had a C check done in house which commenced in July this year. An assessment flight was successfully carried out on Monday 05th November.
Air Niugini’s newly appointed Managing Director, Mr Alan Milne acknowledged the engineering team and the staff involved, for an excellent job carried out in-house, saving the airline millions of kina.
He said ANG saves K2.5million each time a C check is carried out in house.
Apart from P2 ANR, two other aircrafts are being worked on at the moment, a Fokker 70, P2-ANS and a F100, P2-ANJ.
Air Niugini’s Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) in charge of Heavy Maintenance, Richard Woolcock, said it was great team work that ensured a great outcome for the airline.
A ‘C’ Check is the most in depth type of maintenance that can be carried out on an aircraft.
Mr Milne said Air Niugini may consider doing C checks for other PNG based airlines or other operators in the region.