Air India's jumbo deal with Boeing, Airbus! Tata-owned airline to buy 500 jetsMithilesh Jha

Feb 11, 2023

Air India on a shopping spree

Ever since the Tata group acquired Air India, the airline has gone on a shopping spree to modernise its ageing fleet.

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Air India will purchase about 500 new planes

Air India will purchase about 500 new planes worth more than $100 billion, in what is being said the single largest order by any airline in aviation history.

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What is Air India buying?

The Tata-group owned carrier is set to buy 250 Airbus planes, including 210 single-aisle A320neos and 40 widebody A350s. It will also buy 220 Boeing aircraft, including 190 of its 737 MAX narrow body jets, 20 787 widebodies and 10 777Xs.

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When will these planes be delivered?

The new planes will be delivered to Air India over the next eight years.

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Air India's modern fleet

After the airline was acquired by Tatas, the biggest challenge for them was to replace an ageing and poorly-maintained fleet. The Tata Group focused on modernising it.

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A much-needed image makeover for Air india

These new planes will give Air India a much-needed image makeover. The airline with this move is hoping to restore its reputation as a world-class airline.

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Tatas consolidating all its airline brands under Air India

The Tata Group, which also operates Vistara and AirAsia India, apart from Air India and Air India Express, is keen to consolidate its operations under one brand and fast moving in that direction.

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