NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C./PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air India celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner.
“Its a great day for Air India as the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient airplane in the world joins our fleet,” said Rohit Nandan, Air India Chairman & Managing Director. “The 787 will allow Air India to open new routes in a dynamic marketplace and provide the best in-flight experience for our passengers.” Air India is only the fifth airline in the world to take delivery of a 787 Dreamliner.
This delivery is the first of 27 Dreamliners for Air India. The airplane is equipped with 18 business class seats and 238 economy class seats. The 787 has the range and capability to allow Air India to deploy the Dreamliner on many routes including the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner was assembled in Everett, Wash. and delivered today from Boeing’s South Carolina delivery center.
Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 09/07/12