“The incident happened on Saturday morning when the A321 (VT–PPU) was operating as AI 852 from Pune to Delhi. “During the take-off roll, while a speed of 120 knots (about 222 kmph), the crew saw a jeep and a person on the runway. To avoid conflict, they did an early rotation. The A321 had a tail scrape during taking off from Pune. It has safely landed at Delhi.”
Boeing and Air India celebrated on October 11, 2017 the delivery of the airline’s 125thairplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner (VT-NAC, msn 36299) for the national carrier.
Air India was an original member of the 787 Dreamliner launch group and took delivery of its first 787-8 in 2012. In all, the airline now operates 27 787-8 Dreamliners, along with 777-200LRs (Longer Range), 777-300ER (Extended Range), and 747-400s.
The Air India 787 Dreamliners offer a host of passengers-pleasing features such as large overhead bins, comfortable reclining seats, LED lighting, cleaner air, larger dimmable windows and an exclusive in-flight entertainment experience to passengers.
Air India operates the 787 Dreamliner to all its destinations in Europe and to other cities in the Gulf, Asia and Australia.
Copyright Photo: Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANL (msn 36283) LHR (SPA). Image: 924377.
On August 15, 2016, Air India will restore the Ahmedabad – London Heathrow – Newark route with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft according to Airline Route. The restored route will be operated three days a week. It was last operated in 2009.
Air India (Mumbai) has announced the launch of the world’s longest route starting on December 2 from Delhi (DEL) to San Francisco (SFO) with Boeing 777-200 LRs (Longer Range). The new long-range route will be operated three days a week.
The company is also reportedly considering new service to Amsterdam and Barcelona.
Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-237 LR VT-ALB (msn 36301) taxies at JFK International Airport in New York.