Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Boeing flying in a business jet to fly out Vistara team to US for taking delivery of Dreamliner!

New Delhi: Nothing is unthinkable in the pandemic-stricken world. Aerospace major Boeing is flying in a business jet to India this Friday to take a team of Vistara crew to its home US for taking delivery of the airline’s Dreamliner B787. This is the first time an aircraft manufacturer is doing so to enable an Indian carrier to take delivery of an aircraft.

“The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 737 will first go to Canada to pick up a team of experts of CAE, a leading company for aviation training, which will install and make operational a B737 Max simulator in Delhi. The BBJ will fly one-stop from Canada to Delhi and is scheduled to reach here on Friday,” said sources.

The aircraft will then leave Delhi with a team of Vistara, four pilots and two engineers, for Seattle. This team is scheduled to fly back the airline’s brand new B787-9 Dreamliner to Delhi mid next week. “This is the first time an aircraft is being sent to India to enable an airline to take delivery of its wide body aircraft. The travel restrictions on international flights made this necessary,” said sources.

A Vistara spokesperson said, “We are working on taking delivery of our second B 787-9 Dreamliner.”

The Tata Group-Singapore Airlines full service (JV) had taken the delivery of its first Dreamliner this February. Due to the subsequent lockdown and restrictions on international schedule flights, it has been flying on domestic routes so far. Once India lifts the suspension on schedule international passenger flights, which for now is till the month-end, Vistara would have completed the mandatory requirement of flying a new type of aircraft in its fleet for a month on domestic routes before deploying it on foreign routes.
17/06/20 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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