Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Plane scary: Air India has a bad Dream(Liner) in HK

Mumbai: Despite claims by Boeing that Air India's problems with the Dreamliner aircraft were history, an Air India flight from Delhi to Hong Kong had to make an emergency landing in Kolkata late Monday night, after passengers complained of smoke in the cabin.

Officials of the flight safety wing of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) who examined flight AI-314 told Mirror, "Prima facie it appears that there was a failure with the aircraft compression unit. The inlet and duct was found to be damaged."

During a recent visit to Mumbai, Dinesh Keskar, senior vice-president (sales), Asia Pacific & India of Boeing, had told this correspondent that Boeing and Air India had resolved issues that the national carrier was facing with the Dreamliners. So far Air India has received 21 of the 27 aircraft it has ordered, and operates them mainly on Europe, East Asia, Australia and Russia, besides a few domestic routes such as Delhi-Kolkata.
23/09/15  Aditya Anand/Mumbai Mirror 
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