Biman Bangladesh Airlines has reissued a tender seeking a company to provide crewing, maintenance and insurance services to operate two of its Boeing 777-300ERs on services to the US.

The carrier had issued a similar tender in February that closed on 19 March, however it appears that process has not resulted in a successful contract.

The new tender documents show that the successful bidder will lease and operate the two 777s, bearing registrations S2-AHM and –AHN, on an air operator’s certificate either from the US or another Federal Aviation Authority Category 1 country for one to two years.

The aircraft will then be based in Dhaka and operate on services to New York via an intermediate point, likely Birmingham, and on other services to the Middle East.

Bangladesh is rated by the FAA as a Category 2 country, meaning that carriers registered cannot add new services unless they are operated by a US or other country registered airline that has Category 1 status.

Biman adds that the aircraft will remain owned by the airline, while proposals should include best efforts to subcontract line maintenance to the airline and also train and license pilots in the country that the aircraft will be registered in.

Proposals are due on 15 July at Biman’s headquarters in Dhaka.

Source: Cirium Dashboard