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Serious faults hit 2 Dreamliners

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:03

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:06

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 09:49

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

Air India to add another Dreamliner on Singapore route

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:07

Celebrating its 60th year of flying to Singapore, Air India is adding another Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' aircraft on its Singapore-Chennai-Mumbai sector from next month.

Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:51

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 00:22

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

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:28

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 22:14

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

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11:56

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 19:24

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

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 00:02

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 18:19

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.