Wednesday, August 02, 2017

AI puts on hold leasing of 787-9 planes, says Boeing

New Delhi: Air India has put on hold plans to lease Boeing 787-9 planes amid the government's decision to divest stake in the airline, a senior official from the US aircraft maker said today.
Boeing also said it would honour commitment to Air India, which is expected to take delivery of six more planes from the aircraft maker this fiscal.
When asked about Air India's plans to induct 787-9 aircraft, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific and India Sales) Dinesh Keskar said those are on hold now.
Air India has put on "hold" plans to lease Boeing 787-9s because of government's plans to sell stake in the carrier, he said here.
Earlier this year, the airline's board had given its nod to induct seven Boeing 787-9s.
Boeing 787-9 planes can accommodate up to 290 passengers.
About delivery of other Boeing planes to Air India, Keskar said those commitments would be honoured.
01/08/17 PTI/Times of India