Air India signs deal for 470 aircraft with Airbus and Boeing.
Tata Group’s Air India has placed the largest ever order of aircraft, the airline has ordered a total of 470 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing.
Air India announced deals for a record 470 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing on 13 February. With this purchase, Air India has created history in the aviation industry.
The Tata group has signed purchase agreements with aviation giants Boeing and Airbus. The airline, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, said it would buy 250 aircraft from French aerospace giant Airbus and 220 from US rival Boeing.
The Tata chairman said the order to Airbus includes 210 A320 neo narrowbody aircraft and 40 A350 widebody aircraft, which will be used by Air India for long-haul flights.
At the same time, Boeing will supply Air India with 190 737 Max, 20 Dreamliners of 787 aircraft and 10 aircraft of 777X class in this deal. With the leasing of another 25 Airbus jets, the total acquisition has reached 495 aircraft, an Airbus official said.