Regent Airways delays hangar plans

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Bangladeshi carrier Regent Airways has delayed plans to build an aircraft hangar at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The carrier announced in June 2010 its plans to build a 500,000ft² (46,500m²) hangar, in conjunction with an MRO company. The facility would have provided up to D-level maintenance checks, and accommodate up to six widebody aircraft.

The airline's chief executive Imran Asif, when contacted by Flightglobal, however, did not provide reasons for the delay.

"The plan to build the hangar, which has been delayed since 2011, is still being pursued with the regulatory authorities and potential joint venture partners with proven expertise in MRO services," he says.

Regent Airways will also receive two Boeing 737-700 aircraft in April and May, to allow it to launch international services. Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows that the carrier operates two Bombardier Dash 8 Q300s.