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AI gets third Dreamliner

Air India got its third Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday from the new North Charleston facility of the US-based manufacturer.

The aircraft, piloted by captain Amitabh Singh and captain Rohit Bhasin, landed at IGI airport at 5.15 pm and was received by senior airline officials, a senior Air India official said.Air India is likely to deploy its newly-acquired fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for long-haul international operations from next week. The first destination would be Frankfurt and the service is likely to begin from 15 October.

In September, Air India took delivery of its first of the 27 Dreamliners on order. The aircraft is equipped with 18 business class seats and 238 in the economy class.

Air India has currently deployed the Dreamliners on domestic sector to familiarise the pilots with aircraft.
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