Boeing 787

  • Air India to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners 20-04-2014 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Expecting deliveries of five more Dreamliners between May and November, Air India plans to raise bridge loan of $500 million to finance the purchase of four of these aircraft and use them to launch flights to new destinations like Moscow, Rome and Milan. The national carrier, which has...
  • Boeing 787 snag causes Air India return to London 22-01-2014 12:49 PM

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India this week returned to London due to a communications problem, but has since been operational, the state-run carrier said on Wednesday. The aircraft's transponder failed during the flight on Sunday from London to New Delhi, Air India spokesman GP Rao said, adding...
  • Air India Dreamliner makes an emergency landing in Delhi 05-11-2013 12:53 PM

    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 AI-116 London to...
  • Qatar Airways to extend Dreamliner route network to India 20-08-2013 03:51 PM

    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....
  • Air India to launch Birmingham-Delhi direct flights 24-06-2013 08:44 AM

    London: Air India will launch direct flights between Birmingham and New Delhi from August 1, with its new Boeing 787-800 '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...
  • Dreamliner will be the gamechanger, says Ajit Singh 15-06-2013 12:01 PM

    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...
  • Air India to expand global network with Dreamliners 09-06-2013 09:10 PM

    London: Air India plans to expand its globaL network using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which will emerge as the "game changer" for the national carrier, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Sunday. "We are expanding our network with Dreamliners. The B787s will be game changer for Air india,"...
  • Air India redeploys Dreamliners, pushes for modified planes 18-05-2013 08:59 AM

    According to reports, the Boeing team is working on a new and improved design of Dreamliners. Air India has pressed the first of its modified Dreamliners into service as it redeploys the planes. Air India had grounded all six Dreamliners on January 17 after All Nipon Airlines of Japan reported...
  • Boeing says AI can redeploy all Dreamliners in May 17-05-2013 09:50 PM

    Mumbai: Boeing on Friday said it will ready the remaining four grounded Dreamliners of Air India within this month and also deliver the seventh 787 to the national carrier by end of the month. After grounding all the six Dreamliners on January 17, Air India on Wednesday put two Dreamliners...
  • 'Air India to resume 787 Dreamliner flights from Wednesday' 14-05-2013 01:06 PM

    New Delhi: State-run 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...
  • Dreamliners grounding: Boeing to compensate Air India 02-05-2013 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has agreed to compensate Air India for the grounding of the Dreamliner aircraft due to battery-fire incidents, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal replied in affirmative when he was asked whether Boeing had agreed to pay...
  • Ethiopia flies first Dreamliner since grounding 28-04-2013 09:45 AM

    Kampala: A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya's capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries on two different planes in January. The Boeing 787 passenger jet arrived in Nairobi on Saturday afternoon after a...
  • Air India losing Rs 404 crore per month 21-12-2012 01:46 AM

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  • AI to sell its 6 Boeing-737 cargo planes 06-01-2012 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: In a major bid to shore up its falling revenues, cash-strapped 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 state-owned airline has already offered to lease...
  • AI decides to sell, leaseback Dreamliners 24-12-2011 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: With the first of the 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Air India expected to arrive next month, the cash-strapped 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 much-delayed planes would...
  • AI goes for leaseback for Boeing Dreamliners 30-11-2011 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: A day after its lenders approved its debt restructuring plan, Air India on Tuesday decided to go in for sale-and-leaseback option for Boeing 787 Dreamliners instead of their outright purchase, as its Board reviewed the latest financial position of the cash-strapped company. The Board, which reviewed Air India's...
  • AI expansion plan after RBI report: Vayalar 28-10-2011 07:45 PM

    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...
  • Boeing 787's inaugural flight lands in Hong Kong 27-10-2011 12:21 AM

    Tokyo: After a delay of more than three years, Boeing's much-hyped jet, the 787, made its first commercial flight, from Tokyo to Hong Kong - and landed on-time. The All Nippon Airways flight was packed mostly with aviation reporters and enthusiasts, some of whom paid thousands of dollars for the...
  • First Boeing Dreamliner arrives in Japan 28-09-2011 12:35 PM

    Tokyo: All Nippon Airways' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Tokyo early on Wednesday with hundreds of aviation fans welcoming the carbon-composite plane that its American maker is fielding, albeit three years late, to keep rival Airbus out of its best market. The US aircraft giant has had to...
  • Dreamliner to land at IGI airport tomorrow 12-07-2011 10:41 PM

    New Delhi: The first ultra long haul passenger jet with a capacity to fly non-stop up to 16,000 km will land at the IGI airport in New Delhi on Wednesday. Coming in from Seattle via Tokyo, the 787 Dreamliner plane of the US aircraft maker Boeing, would arrive in New...