Thursday, March 16, 2017

Air India to complete procurement of all 27 Dreamliners by October: Jayant Sinha

Air India will complete the procurement of all the 27 Dreamliners  by October, 2017 as per the contract, MoS for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

“Air India has acquired 23 Dreamliners progressively from September, 2012 to January 9, 2017.  The Dreamliners aircraft have experienced technical reliability issues, since induction into Air India fleet.   These issues, however, do not affect the safety of the airplane due to the system design and inbuilt system redundancy.  Further, system improvements are incorporated as a part of reliability enhancement process and the glitches have significantly reduced,” the minister informed the Upper House.

Sinha said one B787-8 aircraft will be delivered in July this year, two B-787-8 aircraft by August and one B787-8 aircraft by October, 2017, the minister said.

Sinha further informed that in compliance with the provisions of Operation, Management and Development Agreement (OMDA),  Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL), the developer of Delhi’s IGI airport has reviewed and updated the airport’s master plan in 2016 in consultation with the Airports Authority of India.
15/03/17 The New Indian Express

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