Air India hopes to induct the first of its new Boeing-787 Dreamliners by this month-end as the aircraft has received regulatory clearances to fly to India. “The first of our 787s have received mandatory flying clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration. A team of pilots, engineers and other crew members will leave for the US soon,” an Air India official privy to the development told IANS. “We expect the aircraft to be in India in around a week’s time.” According to the official, some top officials like general manager for wide-bodied aircraft and director of operation are already in the US to finish the final modalities of sale and lease back of the aircraft.
Source: Deccan Herald