India’s Aviation Growth to be Double of Global Average: Airbus

Air India Airbus A330

Eyeing big orders from Indian airlines, world’s leading aircraft maker Airbus has said that India’s aviation market will grow at over 10 per cent annually in next ten years, which would be double the average global growth rate. Bullish on India as a marketplace as well as manufacturing hub, Airbus has already committed to source […]

Air India Shelves Plan to Acquire Boeing 787-9 Jets Instead of 787-8

Air India Boeing 787 at North Charleston

National carrier Air India has shelved its plan to acquire five Boeing 787-9, the higher range variant of Boeing Dreamliner (787-800) aircraft, after failing to secure the nod of its Board and would stick to the original model. Government had early last month said that Air India was evaluating switching its order for Dreamliner aircraft […]

Boeing, Air India celebrate 20th 787 Dreamliner

Air India Boeing 787

Boeing and Air India celebrated the airline’s milestone delivery of its 20th 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. “Taking delivery of our 20th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India,” said Rohit Nandan, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India. “With this airplane we are building on the success […]

Air India Pilots Voice Concern Over 26-Year-Old Airbus A320s

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Voicing its concern over the 26-year-old fleet of Airbus A320s in the national carrier Air India, one of its pilots’ union has sought grounding of these planes from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), which represents erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots in the now combined entity Air […]

Air India Considering Order for Fleet Of Boeing 737 Max for Expansion Plan

Air India

Air India Ltd (AI) is reportedly considering a fleet expansion and may place an order for Boeing 737-Max planes. A source with knowledge on the developments revealed the news to Bloomberg. The new order, if placed, will not replace the current fleet of Boeing 737s, but add to it. Indian carries are mulling over expanding […]