Air India floats tender to buy three Boeing planes
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)