Boeing to deliver two Dreamliners to Air India this year: Dinesh Keskar


NEW DELHI: US aircraft maker Boeing Co. will deliver two Dreamliners to Air India (AI) this year and four more next year to complete the airline’s order of 27 of these aircraft, even as the national carrier grapples with glitches in its fleet of 787-8 planes.

Once described as a “game changer,” AI was one of the launch customers of the Boeing 787-8 and had started inducting them in its fleet about four years ago.

Since then, the airline has allegedly been facing a series of technical glitches and other malfunction issues with regard to the Dreamliner fleet.

Boeing senior vice-president of sales (Asia Pacific and India) Dinesh Keskar said two Dreamliners would be delivered this year.

“The delivery of Dreamliners start in November this year… It (delivery) is on schedule. First plane in November and the next in December. Four more in 2017,” he told PTI in an interview.

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