Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Boeing expects to maintain widebody lead in India

The manufacturer is anticipating some full-service carriers to soon undergo fleet replacements, and also seeing more domestic carriers looking to fly internationally, Boeing's senior vice-president of sales in Asia-Pacific and India Dinesh Keskar tells FlightGlobal.

He cites Jet Airways and Air India as two full-service carriers that could place new orders “within the next two to three years”, due to their aging Boeing widebody fleets.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that India has 58 Boeing widebodies in service, compared to just eight from Airbus.

It lists Jet with a fleet of 111 aircraft, of which 10 are 777-300ERs, aged between nine and 10 years old and taken from lessors. The carrier also has 10 787-9s on order.
14/02/17 Aaron Chong/Flight Global