Thursday, December 07, 2006

Air-India inducts new Boeing jetliner to its fleet

New Delhi: The state-run airlines, Air India, inducted a new aircraft, the first of its planned order of 68 Boeing jetliners, to its fleets on Wednesday.
The digitally designed Boeing 737-800 NG jetliner, which is part of the largest commercial airplane order in India's civil aviation history, will be joining the existing fleet of Air-India Express, Air-India's new budget airline.
The Boeing order comprises 23 777s -- including eight long-range and 15 extended range aircraft -- and 27 of the widebody Dreamliner, due to enter service in 2008. Air-India Express, the budget airline, will receive 18 737-800s.
The aircraft, which were valued at more than 11 billion dollars in total at list price, according to a statement from Boeing, includes fifty planes earmarked for Air-India and 18 for Air-India Express, its new budget airline.
06/12/06 ANI/, US
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