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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.

Turbulence in Air India: 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots resign

The pilots who have quit are senior co-pilots with 4,000 hours of average flying experience.

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 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.

Polish Dreamliner plane makes emergency landing in Scotland

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Chicago to Warsaw with 260 people on board made an emergency landing at Scotland's Glasgow airport on Friday after the pilot received a warning from the fire protection system in the baggage hold.

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.

AI resumes Delhi-Moscow flight service after 15 years

After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of non-stop daily New Delhi-Moscow flight on July 18.

Ceremony on AI formal induction to Star Alliance on July 11

Ahead of joining the Star Alliance, Air India has virtually completed integration of its systems with that of the group.

Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

Airbus is set to upgrade its A330 with engines provided exclusively by Rolls-Royce, setting the stage for a bitter new phase in a battle for wide-body jet orders with Boeing`s 787 Dreamliner, people familiar with the matter said.

Air India launches direct flights to Rome, Milan from Delhi

Flag carrier Air India today launched direct flight services to Italian cities of Rome and Milan, providing a seamless connectivity to the south-central European country.

AI to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners

The national carrier, which has already inducted 13 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, expects deliveries of two more such planes in May.

Air India seeks bridge loan of $500 million

National carrier Air India is seeking a 'bridge loan' of up to USD 500 million for taking delivery of four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from an ongoing order, according to a tender document on the airline's website.

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.

Air India reviews Boeing 787, no plan to ground fleet

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.

DGCA working on FAA recommendations

The FAA is scheduled to give its final report on its December audit in a couple of weeks, the sources said.

Air India’s New York flight passengers confined in plane for 6 hrs

Passengers of Air India`s Delhi-New York Dreamliner plane had a difficult time when they were kept confined inside the aircraft at the IGI Airport for more than six hours.

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.

Dreamliner glitches a concern, says Boeing

Makers of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft, Boeing, on Wednesday expressed concern over recurring glitches on the plane while at the same time insisting that it was a machine which had never caused issues with the safety of passengers.

Qatar Airways to extend Dreamliner route network to India

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.