Air India in talks over B787-9 order conversion

Air India is in talks with Boeing over the possible conversion of orders for outstanding B787-8s into B787-9s.


Air India in talks over B787-9 order conversion


Air India is in talks with Boeing over the possible conversion of orders for outstanding B787-8s into B787-9s.

According to India’s Economic Times, the change involves the last six out of 21 B787-8s Air India has yet to take delivery of. Air India’s director of finance, Shri Venkat, has said the -9s would allow the airline to offer non-stop flights from Delhi to New York JFK.

The Indian national carrier has also held talks with the US manufacturer over the possible conversion of outstanding orders for three B777-300 (ER)s into ten B737 MAX aircraft, destined for its Air India Express subsidiary. Air India currently operates a fleet of 98 aircraft on 203 routes to 85 destinations.