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Air India grappling with Dreamliner woes

Air India grappling with Dreamliner woes

Facing frequent technical problems in its Dreamliner fleet, Air India has found itself in a spot as absence of contractual provisions is hindering the national carrier's efforts to get financial compensation from aircraft maker Boeing.

Air India likely to make 6% profit this fiscal, first since merger

Air India likely to make 6% profit this fiscal, first since merger

For the first time since merger of Indian Airlines into Air India, the national carrier is likely to report an operating profit of about Rs six crores in the current fiscal, owing to a combination of factors including lower fuel costs and Dreamliner operations, among others.

British Airways to deploy Dreamliner on Mumbai route

British Airways will deploy the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from the city beginning September next year, making it the second route in the country after New Delhi.

Air India mops up Rs 7,000 crore through aircraft sale

Air India mops up Rs 7,000 crore through aircraft sale

Air India has mopped up Rs 7,000 crore by selling nine of its 21 Dreamliner planes to a Singaporean lessor, which it has taken back on lease from the company under an SLB arrangement.

Air India to hold meeting with Boeing over glitches in Dreamliner

Faced with frequent grounding of its "game changer" Dreamliner Boeing 787-800 aircraft due to glitches, national carrier Air India is likely to hold a meeting with Boeing officials here next week to discuss the issue, sources said Wednesday.

Setback for Air India as 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots resign

In a huge setback for national carrier Air India, 30 senior Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots have resigned, posting a human resource challenge for the company, according to a report.

Air India evaluating option to switch order for larger Dreamliner

Air India is evaluating switching its order for Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing 787-8 to the larger version 787-9.

Air India ties up with 2 foreign banks for financing of 3 Dreamliners

Air India has tied up with two overseas banks to arrange short-term loans to the tune of USD 315 million to partly fund the acquisition of three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Air India has so far acquired 18 Dreamliner planes: Minister

Air India has so far acquired 18 Dreamliner aircraft costing over USD two billion or about Rs 12,700 crore and spent more than Rs 97 crore on their maintenance since 2012-13, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said Monday.

Airbus to deliver first A350 jetliner around December 12

Airbus is aiming to deliver the first A350 jetliner around December 12 with customer Qatar Airways being the first to receive it, a representative of the airline said on Tuesday.

Air India proposes shift from sale and leaseback

Air India is proposing to shift from sale and leaseback to outright purchase of 15 of the 27 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered, in a bid to save about USD 225-300 million as part of the turnaround plan.

Air India Dreamliner woes continue

Air India's spate of trouble with its Dreamliner fleet continued Friday as the airline was forced to cancel its Melbourne-Delhi flight and delay the departure of its Singapore-Chennai service by over six hours.

Air India inducts B-787 Dreamliner on Chennai-Singapore sector

AI 346 would leave Chennai at 11.30 hours and reach Singapore 17.55 hours local time.

Rodent menace rattles New Delhi-London Air India flight

In yet another incident of rodent menace onboard flights, a rat briefly distracted the attention of a pilot of an Air India flight enrouted to London from New Delhi. The unprecedented incident reportedly took place when the pilot of the flight spotted a rat under the rudder pedal in the cockpit.

BOI loans $200 mn to AI for purchase of 3 Dreamliners

BoI has given a stand-alone loan of USD 200 million for three of these airplanes, the sources said, adding that BoI and the State Bank of India have earlier taken a share of financing aircraft purchase.

Air India Dreamliner grounded after technical snag

An Air India Dreamliner on a Paris-to-Delhi flight had to be grounded shortly before take-off Saturday night after it developed a technical snag, an official here said Sunday.

AI to deploy Dreamliner on Singapore-Delhi-Singapore route

Air India on Wednesday said it will ply the Dreamliner on the Singapore-Delhi-Singapore route, from March 20, more than doubling the passenger capacity through aircraft upgrade.

Dreamliner problems: Boeing likely to submit action plan

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is likely to submit a time-bound action plan to fix the perennial technical problems being faced by the Dreamliners in Air India's fleet to aviation regulator DGCA next week.

Spark in nose wheel of Dreamliner

A spark in the nose wheel of an empty Air India Dreamliner aircraft while it was taxiing in the bay forced the airline to cancel its flight back to New Delhi.

Air India's Dreamliner fleet has suffered 136 'minor' problems: Govt

Air India's Dreamliner fleet suffered 136 "minor" technical problems between their delivery since September last year and till late last month, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said.