Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Air India cargo carries 40 tons of solar equipment in Mumbai-Nairobi Dreamliner 787

The cargo operations of Air India with its Dreamliner 787 carried 40 tons of solar televisions and speakers in four consignments from Mumbai to Nairobi between December 6 and 18.

“Air India is privileged to carry of solar panel shipment on Mumbai to Nairobi Dreamliner 787 partnering in carrying environment saver products to reduce carbon emissions. Kenya has a huge demand for off-grid electricity to power household equipments and Air India has recently restarted the Mumbai-Nairobi with our Dreamliner 787 after many years,” says the AI Cargo official.

The solar equipments were of Sun King brand of Greenlight Planet, a Chicago based company that provides off-grid electricity to more than 60 countries including India and Kenya.

On November 27, 2019, Air India started flying back to Nairobi from Mumbai with thrice-a-week (Wednesday, Friday Sunday) frequency after ten years.
Greenlight Planet was founded by T. Patrick Walsh, a University of Illinois student which started selling solar powered lamps in rural India. In 2007, Mayank Sekhsaria and Anish Thakkar joined the company as co-founders. The company moved to India and China in 2008. The company, operates also in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, now manufactures solar powdered home appliances including mobile phones, televisions, fans and speakers.
18/12/19 ITLN
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