Boeing 787 Dreamliner

  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Air India to add another Dreamliner on Singapore route July 4, 2014

    Singapore: Celebrating its 60th year of flying to Singapore, Air India is adding another Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' aircraft on its SingaporeChennaiMumbai sector from next month. "The Indian national carrier has seen a big increase in passengers on its latest aircrafts from Singapore to India," Country Manager Nirbhik Narang said on Friday. "In...
  • Air India starts maiden service to Italy June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India on Friday started its maiden operations to Italy with direct flights on its fleet of newlyacquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner. According to the airline, its operations will include flights from Delhi to Rome and Milan on a triangular route with Dreamliner aircraft. The DelhiRomeMilanDelhi flight...
  • Air India Dreamliner makes an emergency landing in Delhi November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is in the news once again for the wrong reasons. Soon after the windscreen of an Air India Dreamliner plane flying from Delhi to Melbourne developed a crack, yet another incident involving the plane has been reported. An Air India flight AI116 London to Delhi...
  • Qatar Airways to extend Dreamliner route network to India August 20, 2013

    Qatar Airways has announced plans to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Delhi and Bangalore starting September 1 this year. The introduction of the service promises the airlines' passengers with an unparallelled level of service, comfort and travel experience. "The...
  • Air India to launch BirminghamDelhi direct flights June 24, 2013

    London: Air India will launch direct flights between Birmingham and New Delhi from August 1, with its new Boeing 787800 'Dreamliner' aircraft, it was announced on Sunday. The flights will operate four times a week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving from Delhi into Birmingham at 1900 hours and departing...
  • Dreamliner will be the gamechanger, says Ajit Singh June 15, 2013

    New Delhi: According to Airports Council International (ACI), India can emerge as the third largest aviation market by 2029. All hopes now lie on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which is grounded for four months. The Maharaja has seen many troubled days due to losses, strikes and losing out on profitable routes....
  • 'Air India to resume 787 Dreamliner flights from Wednesday' May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Staterun Air India Ltd will resume flying its Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner passenger jets from Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Tuesday, almost four months after the planes were grounded due to safety concerns. Air India has six Dreamliners and has ordered 21 more. The planes have...
  • Boeing close to fixing Dreamliner jets' batteries: Source February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Boeing Co has found a way to fix battery problems with its grounded 787 Dreamliner jets which involves increasing the space between cells, a source familiar with the US company's plans said. "The gaps between cells will be bigger. I think that's why there was overheating," said the...
  • Boeing knew of problems with 787 batteries before failures January 30, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's two biggest airlines replaced belowpar lithiumion batteries on their Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners in the months before separate incidents led to the technologically advanced aircraft being grounded worldwide due to battery problems. Comments from both All Nippon Airways, the new Boeing jetliner's biggest customer to date, and Japan Airlines...
  • Lengthy 787 probe, fixing problem, may cost Boeing dear January 26, 2013

    Seattle: The slow progress of investigations into battery problems on Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets suggest the new plane could be grounded for months, raising fears that the financial hit to Boeing will be greater than had been initially predicted. Wall Street had been working on the assumption that safety...
  • India grounds Air India's Dreamliners after US decision January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Thursday grounded all six of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by stateowned carrier Air India. The Indian aviation regulator said the decision was made after the US Federal Aviation Administration and Japan also grounded their Dreamliner aircraft. "The FAA has issued an advisory to ground...
  • AI receives first South Carolinamade Boeing 787 October 6, 2012

    North Charleston: Representatives from Air India took delivery on Friday of the first Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina and the first manufactured outside Boeing Commercial Airplane's headquarters in Washington state. The delivery marks another milestone in Boeing's efforts to broaden its production base beyond Washington, where all...
  • Dreamliner reaches Chennai from New Delhi September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Air India's much touted Dreamliner made its first flight from New Delhi to Chennai and was accorded a water cannon salute accompanied by traditional pujas on arrival at at the airport in Chennai. The flight commandeered by Captain AS Soman touched down Chennai with 118 people amidst cheers and water...
  • Air India's Dreamliner to be in service from today September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: After a delay of nearly four years in its delivery, National carrier Air India will begin flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner on domestic routes from Wednesday. The 256seater was to be handed over to Air India in 2008, but issues like supply delays and labour trouble delayed the process....
  • Air India's Dreamliner to be in service from Sep 19 September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday said it plans to deploy its newlyacquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service from September 19, with the first commercial flight slated between New Delhi and Chennai. "Dreamliner will start flying on domestic routes from September 19. The first flight will be on the...
  • Air India's first Dreamliner arrives at IGI September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The advanced Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Air India touched down at Delhi's IGI Airport on Saturday, ending an over fouryear wait of the struggling national carrier to add this nextgeneration airplane in its fleet. The plane, painted in red and yellow livery of Air India, landed at the main...
  • First Dreamliner for Air India to land today September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: After a delay of nearly four years in its deliveries, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner will finally land in Delhi's IGI airport on Saturday evening. The 256seater Boeing 787 aircraft was to be handed over to Air India in 2008 but logistical issues like supply delays and labour...
  • AI gears up to receive first Boeing 787 Dreamliner August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: With Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner landing inNew Delhi on Wednesday, a definitive delivery schedule for the aircraft would be firmed up soon as two more are ready for delivery, official sources said. The last hurdle in taking delivery of this plane has been cleared with the...
  • Cabinet approves Boeing 787 Dreamliners delivery August 3, 2012

    New Delhi:The government on Friday gave a goahead to Air India to induct the muchawaited Boeing 787 Dreamliners into its fleet but would conduct separate negotiations on the issue of compensation for failure of the aircraft to meet performance guarantees. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of Civil...
  • GoM approves compensation package from Boeing July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers (GoM) on Wednesday approved a compensation package sought by Air India from US aircraft maker Boeing for a fouryear delay in delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes. "The GoM considered it and now we will send it to the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs)....
  • First test flight of Dreamliner for AI successful May 24, 2012

    Washington: A new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which is to be delivered to Air India has successfully completed its first test flight in South Carolina, the plane manufacturing company has said. "The airplane will now be flown to Texas to be painted with Air India's livery before returning to...
  • Pilots Guild allowed to continue training module May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday ruled in favour of the Indian Pilots Guild in the Boeing Dreamliner training programme issue. This means that the Air India pilots will get to fly the bulk of the Boeing Dreamliner carriers. However, the HC ruled that there will be no new...
  • Air India may move court against pilots' strike May 9, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Four international flights of Air India were cancelled from Mumbai and Delhi as the strike by protesting pilots entered the second day on Wednesday, even as the management was mulling the option of moving court against the stir. "Four flights have been cancelled today, two each from Delhi and...
  • Omar Abdullah slams strike by AI pilots May 8, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the cancellation of flights by Air India due to pilots' stir will not help the carrier in dealing with its troubles. "Excellent, well done, Air India. This is just the way you drag yourself out of the hole you find...
  • AI to sell its 6 Boeing737 cargo planes January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major bid to shore up its falling revenues, cashstrapped Air India has floated a global tender for the sale of six Boeing 737 freighters, virtually bringing the curtains down on its plan to launch a dedicated cargo service. The stateowned airline has already offered to lease out...
  • AI decides to sell, leaseback Dreamliners December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: With the first of the 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Air India expected to arrive next month, the cashstrapped national carrier has decided to sell and leaseback seven of them and has started looking for bridge financing worth $230 million. While the first of these muchdelayed planes would be...
  • AI goes for leaseback for Boeing Dreamliners November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after its lenders approved its debt restructuring plan, Air India on Tuesday decided to go in for saleandleaseback option for Boeing 787 Dreamliners instead of their outright purchase, as its Board reviewed the latest financial position of the cashstrapped company. The Board, which reviewed Air...
  • AI expansion plan after RBI report: Vayalar October 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Air India's acquisition plan for 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes and for additional equity infusion of Rs 6,600 crore would be deliberated by the Union Cabinet after the RBI gives its views on debt restructuring plan for the ailing national carrier. "A report on (Air India's) debt restructuring prepared...
  • Boeing 787's inaugural flight lands in Hong Kong October 27, 2011

    Tokyo: After a delay of more than three years, Boeing's muchhyped jet, the 787, made its first commercial flight, from Tokyo to Hong Kong and landed ontime. The All Nippon Airways flight was packed mostly with aviation reporters and enthusiasts, some of whom paid thousands of dollars for the privilege...