"This is indeed a milestone moment for Air Canada and I believe the beginning of an exciting growth path for the airline in the region," Air Canada's VP (Global Sales) Duncan Bureau said.
With the leaseback of the first lot of seven Dreamliners finalised, Air India has now issued tenders for seven more for which it wants to conclude the process by March, taking the total to 14
Air India plans to expand its global network using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which will emerge as the "game changer" for the national carrier, it believes
The DGCA has decided to ground every Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the country and with this move, Air India's dreams of returning as the king of the Indian skies have taken a severe blow, reports CNBC-TV18‘s, Sunanda Jayaseelan.
Air India grounded all its six Boeing-787 Dreamliner planes after a global directive by US regulator, Federal Aviation Administration, to stop operations of all the 50 such planes delivered so far to various airlines.
Air India's long wait for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is finally over, with the first of these long-haul planes set to arrive here on Saturday, sources said today.
Boeing on Wednesday forecast that China will need 5,260 new airliners valued at USD 670 billion over the next 20 years and expects the country to become the second largest market for new commercial airplanes.
After a delay of nearly five years, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner is likely to arrive in New Delhi next week with Air India planning to take delivery of the aircraft on Tuesday.
Expecting Air India to induct the first three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft this month, government is likely to approve next week a compensation package from the US aircraft manufacturer for an over three-year delay in delivery of the planes.
Softening its stand, striking Air India pilots today welcomed Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's offer to hold talks with them, indicating that they are ready to return to work if the 101 sacked pilots are reinstated.
The induction of the newest plane in Air India's fleetâ€”the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, slated for next weekâ€”has been delayed by about two weeks, sources said on Tuesday.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) says it has not yet taken a decision to cancel licenses of 11 dismissed officer bearers of the Indian Pilots Guild after over 200 striking pilots refused to return to work.
Four Air India international flights were cancelled today after about 100 pilots called in sick, evoking a strong response from the airline management which asked them to return to work by 6 PM this evening or face action.
The delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Air India is understood to have been further pushed by two months to December this year. The ailing national carrier, which has been one of the first customers of this fuel-efficient plane, having placed orders for 27 of them way back in 2006, plans to fly them on medium-haul international routes.
European planemaker Airbus confirmed plans on Thursday for a 25% increase in production of its A330 long-range aircraft as it cashes in on delays to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.