Air India accepts its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Air India (Mumbai) today (September 6) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Boeing issued the following statement:

Boeing and Air India today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner.

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 787-8 Dreamliner was assembled in Everett, Washington and delivered today from Boeing’s South Carolina delivery center in North Charleston. The airplane is scheduled to fly to Delhi on Friday (September 7).

Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk. Boeing 787-8 (the traditional customer code has been dropped) VT-AND (msn 36278) is seen on the runway at Everett (Paine Field).

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