March 18, 2012
Air India will induct its first Boeing 787 in May this year. “The next one will be in June and the third one in Sept/Oct, Air India Chairman Rohit Nandan told Aerospace Diary at the India Aviation 2012 show in Hyderabad.
Nandan said the first aircraft would be inducted “immediately”.
Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes confirmed the first delivery would take place in mid 2012.
The 787 to Air India will be the first plane to roll out of Boeing’s South Carolina assembly facility. The 787 flew over the Pole to India, will have 18 business and 256 economy seats in 3x3x3 configuration.
Air India will soon start training..... readiness for the delivery, said Keskar.
"We're proud to bring the world's most advanced commercial airplane to India, especially when it proudly displays the colors of national flag carrier Air India," said Keskar, This week even more of our airline customers will experience the game-changing technologies and innovations the 787 has to offer," said Keskar.