Thursday, August 15, 2019

Air India to get grounded aircraft airborne by October

New Delhi: As Air India plans to commence flight operations to Africa and Canada, the flag carrier is hopeful that all 19 of its grounded aircraft will rejoin the fleet by October.
Accordingly, the airline's engineering department has commenced repair work on these grounded aircraft.
"In the first phase, two 787 aircraft shall be made available for service, while in the second phase, four 777 aircraft will become available. In the last phase, 13 Airbus A320 family aircraft are expected to join back the fleet," a senior Air India official told IANS.
"All the phases may get completed before the start of the winter schedule."
Earlier, the airline had earmarked at least Rs 500 crore to get 19 of its grounded passenger jets back into operations.
15/08/19 IANS/Economic Times
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