Air India to get Boeing 787 by fourth quarter of 2011

Aircraft major Boeing today announced Air India would receive the delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the firm’s most fuel efficient carrier, in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The Air India delivery would follow the first delivery to Japanese airline Air Nippon Airways, slated for the third quarter of this year, Boeing India President Dinesh Keskar said here. The project to deliver the commercial jets is almost three years behind schedule.
The company would deliver a total of 27 Boeing 787s, a midsized aircraft, to Air India and 10 to Jet Airways.
However, he refused to specify the time frame for the remaining deliveries.
He said Jet Airways will have to wait for the delivery as the airline had placed its orders much after Air India.
“The 787 is a game changer and will give our customers an advantage,” he said on the sidelines of the Aero India 2011.
09/02/11 PTI/The Hindu

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