Air India floats tender to buy three Boeing planes

ANI | Updated: Nov 06, 2017 09:22 IST

Air India floats tender to buy three Boeing planes .

New Delhi [India], November 6 (ANI): Air India has floated a tender to finance the acquisition of three Boeing planes, including two aircraft that will be used for VVIP travel .

The delivery of the three B777-300 ER planes - aircraft with 342 seats for passengers - is scheduled to be completed in February next year .

Out of the three, two are to be acquired in January 2018 and those would be for the use of VVIPs .

The two planes will reportedly join the fleet generally used to carry the president, the vice president and the prime minister .

Air India had placed an order with Boeing for 68 aircraft in 2005 - 27 Dreamliners, 15 B777-300 ERs, eight B777-200 LRs and 18 B737-800s . The airline floated the tender through bridge finance .

Of these, the state-run carrier has already taken the delivery of 65 planes . (ANI)

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