Air India says three of its Drealiners affected due to FAA directive

Air India says three of its Drealiners affected due to FAA directive

Air India Monday said three of its Dreamliner planes have been affected due to the US aviation regulator FAA's airworthiness directive over an engine defect in the Boeing 787-800 aircraft but maintained that the issue will be resolved in the next two weeks without grounding of the planes.

Air India puts 9 Dreamliners on sale

The airline has already sold and leased back the remaining 12 Dreamliners under the SLB arrangement.

 

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.

AI puts up 5 more Dreamliners for leaseback

The national carrier has so far taken delivery of 14 of these aircraft and concluded leaseback arrangement for the first seven of those.

Air India to raise bridge loan of US 500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners

Expecting deliveries of five more Dreamliners between May and November, Air India plans to raise bridge loan of USD 500 million to finance the purchase of four of these aircraft.

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.

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.

Boeing team to offer technical help to investigators

Boeing has delivered 1,030 of the planes since United Airlines starting flying the first one in 1995.

Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production

Boeing Co said on Friday that "hairline cracks" had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company`s newest jet.

Air India to use proceeds from Boeing 777 sale to pay off loan

Air India, which is in the process of selling five Boeing 777 aircraft to Etihad and carrying out sale-leaseback of its Dreamliners, would use the proceeds to pay off aircraft loans and meet working capital needs.

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 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.

Indecision has AI losing Dreamliners on Japanese, Korean routes

Consequently, the airline could not begin operating the Delhi-Hong Kong-Osaka and the Delhi-Hong Kong-Seoul routes with the same aircraft, they said.

No decision yet on Air India's fleet of Dreamliners: DGCA

Aviation regulator DGCA today said it was keeping a close watch on the probe into the recent fire incident and "mechanical" trouble in two Dreamliners at the London Heathrow airport and no decision has been taken on Air India's fleet of these planes.

Boeing 787s to replace Air India`s A-330 fleet

National carrier Air India plans to replace its Airbus A-330s with with its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on many international routes, which will help the company save on fuel.

Chinese airline to get eight Dreamliners

The China Southern Airlines will receive eight Dreamliners, becoming the first airline in the country to use the Boeing 787 plane after the local aviation regulator gave the approval for the aircraft.

Dreamliners may fly again by mid-April

The meeting was informed that a "permanent fix" to the problem with the lithium-ion batteries was likely to be in place by March-end, the sources said.

US federal agency asks to ground all Boeing Dreamliners

US federal aviation agency has asked America`s airlines to ground all the Boeing 787, popularly known as Dreamliner, due to safety hazard following a potential battery fire risk.

Air India's Dreamliner fleet to remain grounded till Feb 17

Air India's six Boeing 787 Dreamliners would remain grounded till February 17, with further delays expected in the tests being carried out by US and Japanese authorities on the faulty lithium ion batteries used in the aircraft.

Boeing liable to compensate Air India: Ajit Singh

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Friday that Boeing is liable to compensate Air India for the grounding six of 787 Dreamliner passenger jets over safety issues.