Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Mumbai: State-owned Air India has taken the delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be inducted in its fleet tomorrow.
The new plane was delivered to Air India in the presence of its chairman and managing director Rajiv Bansal at the Seattle facility of the US aircraft maker Boeing Co, an airline source said.
Air India currently has 26 Boeing 787-800 planes in its fleet.

The national carrier had in January 2006 ordered as many as 68 Boeing aircraft, including 27 B787-800s.

"The 27th and the last Boeing Dreamliner plane will be arriving at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi tomorrow. With the induction of this plane, Air India will complete the acquisition of 27 such planes that it had ordered in 2006," the source said.
Significantly, Air India's entire European operations are carried out with Boeing Dreamliner planes.
11/10/17 PTI/Economic Times

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