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Air India invites bid for insurance of 105-aircraft fleet

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 20:58

Air India on Wednesday invited bids from Indian companies for renewal of insurance for its entire 105- aircraft fleet worth a whopping nine billion US dollars, even as it is in the process of acquiring the remaining 13 of the 27 Dreamliners it has ordered.

Air India reviews Boeing 787, no plan to ground fleet

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:32

Air India is reviewing the performance of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to see if they are using up fuel faster than expected, but has no plans to ground the aircraft, the state-owned carrier`s chairman said on Wednesday.

Two AI subsidiaries to become operational from Feb 1

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 22:05

Ground handling activities and maintenance and repair of all Air India aircraft would be carried out by two new subsidiaries of the national carrier when they become operational from February 1.

HC reserves order on PIL into AI aircraft deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 18:08

The Delhi HC on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a PIL seeking a direction to the CVC to inquire into alleged purchase order of 111 aircrafts.

AI aircraft deal: HC to hear plea for inquiry into deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 20:59

The Delhi High Court is likely to hear Wednesday a fresh plea of an NGO seeking a direction to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to inquire into alleged purchase orders of 111 aircraft costing a whopping Rs 67,000 crore to Air India.

Ravi defends AI aircraft purchase decision

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 18:04

Notwithstanding the criticism by CAG over the acquisition of aircraft for Air India, Civil Aviation minister Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday defended the decision, saying due process was followed and that it was needed to replace the ageing fleet of the national carrier.

UAE threatened not to let AI aircraft take off

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 22:51

The UAE air traffic control had recently threatened Air India that it would not give take-off permission for its aircraft as the national carrier had not updated the navigation database system, Parliament was informed today.