AI to Complete Procurement of 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by October


New Delhi: Air India, the flag carrier airline of the country,  will complete the procurement of 27 Dreamliners by October this year as per the contract, according to Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation.

“Air India has acquired 23 Dreamliners progressively from September, 2012 to January 9, 2017.  The Dreamliners aircraft have experienced technical reliability issues, since induction into Air India fleet. These issues, however, do not affect the safety of the airplane,” the Minister said in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha the other day.

Sinha said one B787-8 aircraft will be delivered in July this year, two by August and another one by October, 2017, the Minister informed the House.