After a 14-hour non-stop flight from Seattle, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Air India’s colors touched down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on March 12.
The Boeing 787, which is for delivery to Air India, will be on static display at Indira Gandhi International Airport before debuting at India Aviation 2012 in Hyderabad on March 14.
Outfitted in the Air India livery, he aircraft to be showcased is and a passenger interior featuring full business and economy-class cabins.
“We’re proud to bring the world’s most advanced commercial airplane to India, especially when it proudly displays the colors of national flag carrier Air India,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This week even more of our airline customers will experience the game-changing technologies and innovations the 787 has to offer.”
Boeing says the Boeing 787, which is largely made of composite materials, is the first aircraft to provide both ultra-long distance capabilities with mid-size capacity.
According to the manufacturer, this capability will allow airlines like Air India to operate non-stop routes profitably to many more-distant cities, providing service choices preferred by the traveling public.
More than 800 Boeing 787s are on order by 60 customers.
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