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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.

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.

Over 20 Air India pilots of Dreamliner fleet plan to quit

More than 20 pilots of Air India's Dreamliner planes are planning to leave the national carrier as many of them seek greener pastures with private airlines.

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.

Air India gets delivery of 18 more Dreamliners

The state-run airline had placed orders for 68 aircraft with Boeing in January, 2006, including for 27 Dreamliners and 41 B-777s and B-737-800s. It had taken the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner in September, 2012.

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.

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.

Air India has spent $1.80 bn on Boeing Dreamliner

Air India has spent USD1.80 billion in acquiring 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the last three financial years.

Air India targets global aviation market

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Serious faults hit 2 Dreamliners

Air India suffered a double whammy once again when two of its Dreamliners reported serious faults just before take off from here for Birmingham and Sydney and had to be grounded, airline sources said today.

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.

AI to soon conclude lease of five Airbus A-320 planes

The national carrier's capacity is expected to grow by 9.2 percent with the addition of six more Boeing 787 Dreamliners to the fleet, they said. As of February this year, the airline has 13 Dreamliners in its fleet out of a total order of 27.

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.

No plan to ground Dreamliners, may seek compensation from Boeing: Air India

Air India has set up a committee comprising its officials and those from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Boeing to collect and analyse fuel consumption data over a period of 18 months.

Air India to sell 7 Dreamliners to raise $840 million

The carrier has already taken the delivery of 11 Dreamliners and three more are expected to join the fleet by March of next year.

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.

AI wants compensation for 787s not delivering 20% fuel savings

National carrier Air India has sought compensation from Boeing for Dreamliners not meeting the 20 per cent fuel efficiency claims as the airline could achieve only a tad over 17 per cent fuel economy by its six 787s, an AI source said here today.