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  • 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 A-320. 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 Singapore-Chennai-Mumbai 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...
  • Windshield of Air India Dreamliner develops cracks June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India's troubles with its Dreamliners seem to be unending with one of these planes, carrying over 200 passengers and crew, suffering a crack on its windshield while flying to Kolkata from. The aircraft, operating flight AI-020, landed safely at Kolkata airport on last evening even after the...
  • 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 newly-acquired 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 Delhi-Rome-Milan-Delhi flight...
  • US agency calls for new tests on Boeing 787 batteries May 23, 2014

    The US National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that new tests should be conducted on batteries in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, after causing two incidents last year. In January 2013, regulators grounded the plane for three months following two battery overheating incidents that caused a fire on a 787 parked at Boston's...
  • Air India to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners April 20, 2014

    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 already...
  • Boeing 787 snag causes Air India return to London January 22, 2014

    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 there...
  • 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 AI-116 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 Birmingham-Delhi direct flights June 24, 2013

    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 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 expand global network with Dreamliners June 9, 2013

    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 May 18, 2013

    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 May 17, 2013

    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' May 14, 2013

    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 have...
  • Dreamliners grounding: Boeing to compensate Air India May 2, 2013

    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 the...
  • Ethiopia flies first Dreamliner since grounding April 28, 2013

    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 two-hour...
  • Dreamliners may fly again by mid of April 2013 March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Dreamliner planes of Air India may fly again by mid-April 2013, with the airline expressing hope that a permanent solution to the battery-fire that led to the grounding of all the 50 Boeing 787s flying worldwide will be achieved by the month-end, official sources said on Monday. Air...
  • 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...
  • US clears Boeing 787 for test flights, as delays loom February 8, 2013

    Washington: US agencies cleared Boeing Co to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved, which may delay resuming delivery of Boeing's newest aircraft. The 50 Dreamliners in...
  • Boeing knew of problems with 787 batteries before failures January 30, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's two biggest airlines replaced below-par lithium-ion 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 state-owned 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...
  • FAA calls Dreamliner safe, but will review Boeing 787 January 12, 2013

    Washington: The US government has stepped in to assure the public that Boeing's new 787 "Dreamliner" is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week. "I believe this plane is safe, and...
  • Air India losing Rs 404 crore per month December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India suffered an average net loss of Rs 404 crore per month for the March-October period of 2012. This was found out when Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Thursday reviewed the functioning of the national carrier. An audit of the airline's books showed that the company...
  • Dreamliners in emergency landing, regulators order probe December 5, 2012

    New York: On the same day one of its new Dreamliners made an emergency landing because of a mechanical problem, Boeing said US regulators had ordered the entire fleet of 787 jets to be inspected for a possible fuel line problem. The twin mechanical issues, while not necessarily uncommon, were...
  • AI receives first South Carolina-made 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 256-seater 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 newly-acquired 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...