Biman Bangladesh’s two top officials submitted a statement to the parliamentary body regarding the lease of two Boeing 777 aircraft from Egypt. The top officials are Air Marshal (retd) Jamal Uddin Ahmed, former chairperson of Biman Bangladesh’s board of directors, and Mosaddeq Ahmed, former managing director of the national airliner.
The planes were leased against the company’s interest in 2014 for 5 years. The planes remained grounded from 2017 with engine defects. The planes were returned to Egypt Air in July and October 2019 respectively.
It was concluded by the Civil Aviation and Tourism (CAT) ministry that the lease agreements were transparent and were against the interest of Biman Bangladesh.