Chief Engineer Buddha Air’s engineering department is one of the largest and the strongest in the entire airline industry in Nepal. The department has 16 engineers, 29 technicians and 36 corporate staffs who serve as the backbone of the company. These people are entrusted with the responsibility to maintain each aircraft in an airworthy condition as stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the aircraft operators manuals provided by the manufacturer. All engineers are provided with periodical refresher training by aircraft manufacturers and type rated there.
For assured rated effectiveness the department is subdivided into Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Workshop, Quality Assurance, Technical Records, Library, Procurement and Stores. We have sufficient spare inventory worth US$ 3.5 million to run the operation smoothly. This includes no-go items like a spare engine, main landing gear, nose landing gear, propellers, etc along with 100% availability of fast moving items in our stock. A computerized Engineering and Inventory system helps monitor and forecast maintenance an inventory schedules.
All our engineers are trained in the Raytheon Maintenance Training Center, Flight Safety International, Wichita, USA, Pratt and Whitney Canada and the Singapore Training Center. Buddha Air is the only airlines in Nepal qualified to carry out NDT requirements. All maintenance is done in our very own workshop and our state of the art hangar and workshop with an area of more than 37,000 sq ft.