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.

Etihad Airways kicks off order spree with $25 billion Boeing deal

Abu Dhabi`s Etihad Airways placed a USD 25.2 billion aircraft order with Boeing on Sunday, kicking off a Dubai Airshow expected to be dominated by the formal launch of Boeing`s newest airplane and fresh demand for the world`s largest passenger jet.

Air India ties up financing for 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Air India has tied up financing for 12 of the 27 Dreamliners it has ordered from Boeing and decided to have a long-term agreement with its American engine manufacturer GE for overhaul and repair of GEnX engines powering these aircraft.

Japan orders airlines to inspect modified Dreamliners

Japan's two main airlines, JAL and ANA, have been ordered to thoroughly inspect all of their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after last weekend's discovery of a problem with one of JAL's planes, Transport Minister Akihiro Ota said.

Air India to resume Dreamliner flights next week, replace 19 planes

While the first domestic flight of the Dreamliner would take place next week, the national carrier would fly to the first international destination by the third week of May, airline sources said.

Defective batteries may be cause behind Dreamliners' grounding

According to sources, the investigating team, consisting of National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing officials, is still in the process of investigation and have not yet ruled out other causes, the Japan Times reports.

Boeing suspends deliveries of 787 Dreamliners until batteries fixed

The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded the 787s currently in use until Boeing can prove the batteries are safe.

AI expects interim report on Dreamliners from Boeing, FAA

The entire 50-strong global fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including six of Air India, were grounded yesterday.

Govt nod to induct Boeing 787 Dreamliners

The government on Friday gave a go-ahead to Air India to induct the much-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliners into its fleet but would conduct separate negotiations on the issue of compensation for failure of the aircraft to meet performance guarantees.

Ready to take back sacked AI pilots if strike called off: Ajit

As the strike by a section of the Air India pilots entered the 45th day, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday reiterated his readiness to take back the sacked pilots provided they called off their agitation unconditionally and returned to work.

AI virtually shuts doors on striking pilots; to hire 100 new pilots

Indicating that the 101 sacked pilots could be replaced by new ones, Singh said 90 pilots were currently undergoing training and would be available for flying in August.

Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliners to be inducted in May

The first of the twenty-seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners ordered by Air India would be inducted in late May, as over 30 pilots are set to begin training to fly the new aircraft in Singapore.

AI to induct its first "Dreamliner' Boeing next week

Scotching speculation about further delay in its delivery, US aircraft builder Boeing on Friday said the first of the 27 'Dreamliner' planes ordered by Air India would land in Hyderabad next week during the airshow there.

Air India mulls selling 787 Dreamliners

The move would also help AI to shore up its balance sheet as the airline company has an accumulated loss of Rs 20,000 crore.

Cash-strapped AI decides to sale, leaseback Dreamliners

The Air India Board has already decided to go for sale of these aircraft to a lesser and immediate leaseback.

Air India to lease out planes after Dreamliner induction

State-run Air India, which has got lenders' approval to restructure its finances, said on Tuesday it plans to lease out excess aircraft after the induction of Boeing 787 Dreamliners into its fleet.

AI goes for leaseback option for Boeing Dreamliners

A day after its lenders approved its debt restructuring plan, Air India on Tuesday decided to go in for sale-and-leaseback option for Boeing 787 Dreamliners instead of their outright purchase, as its Board reviewed the latest financial position of the cash-strapped company.