Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has formally inaugurated the two new aircrafts – "Akash Tori" and "Shwetbalaka."
She has inaugurated the second and third Dash 8-400 aircrafts around 10.30 am on at the VIP Terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning.
The first Dash-8 aircraft purchased on a government-to-government basis from Canada, was added to the Biman's fleet on 27 December, 2020, while second one arrived in the country on 24 February and the third one on Friday (5 March).
Prime Minister named the three aircrafts.
The new 74-seat Dash 8-400 aircraft is built by De Havilland, a well-known Canadian aircraft manufacturer. It is equipped with eco-friendly and advanced facilities like HEPA filter technology that completely purifies the air inside the aircraft in just four minutes.