Air India reportedly looking to place half of mega aircraft orders

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Air India reportedly looking to place half of mega aircraft orders


The airline plans to add about 500 new aircraft over the next few years.


Air India’s next collective aircraft order is said to be one of the largest in civil aviation. Airlines have been tight-lipped about this until now, but a new report suggests they could get the ball rolling on Jan. 27 and place half of the giant order.


Conclusion of the contract

indian water Reuters reports that the company could place half of its megaplane order on Jan. 27. Over the next 5-10 years, we plan to add the latest generation of narrowbody and widebody aircraft from both Boeing and Airbus.

If the reports are to be believed, boeing You could be the first to close the deal. Air India has completed talks with Boeing and engine maker General Electric and he is likely to order 190 Boeing 737 MAXs, about 20 787s and 10 777Xs, according to reports. … apparently …

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Senior executives from Boeing, GE and CFM are reportedly set to sign the deal in India, but there is no confirmation when Air India will officially announce the order.

Significance of the day

Interestingly, if the deal goes through, it will mark the one-year anniversary of the official acquisition of Air India by the Tata Group on 27 January. Indeed, the Tata Group’s signing of the aircraft contract with the airline could be seen as a major victory.

Boeing’s deal is only half of the mega-order.Air India is also negotiating airbus Used on more than 230 narrowbody aircraft in the A320 family and about 40 Airbus A350s. That order may also be sealed in the next few days.

Air India Airbus A320

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While these long-term orders are due to be fulfilled over the next few years, Air India has already strengthened its fleet as it expands its operations.Dreamliner and 777s What was grounded is back in the air. The airline also introduced two of his former Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LRs for ultra-long haul flights to North America.

A number of dry-leased Airbus narrowbody aircraft will join Air India’s fleet this year as it seeks to bolster its domestic network in competition with rival airline IndiGo.

integration

The merger of Air India and Vistara will further consolidate Air India’s fleet and put it in an even better position in about a year’s time.Vistara will not order new aircraft but will honor orders for 17 existing aircraft – 12 Airbus A320neo, 1 Airbus A321neo and 4 Boeing 787-9.

Vistara Boeing 787

By the end of 2024, Vistara’s total fleet will be around 70 aircraft, by which time it will be able to partner with Air India and benefit from the combined capacity of both airlines.

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sauce: Reuters

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