Air India to Order 50 Boeing Jetliners

    April 26, 2005
    Chris Crum

Air India is planning on ordering 50 jetliners from Boeing which will cost about $6.8 billion.

The carrier made its decision after reviewing proposals from both Boeing and Airbus.

An AP article says:

State-owned Air India said its board had approved the purchase of eight 777-200 long-haul jetliners, 15 777-300 medium range aircraft and 27 787s – Chicago-based Boeing’s newest jet, the Dreamliner.

According to Indian regulations, the decision requires the approval of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Cabinet. It was not immediately clear when that would happen.

Air Canada placed orders for 32 jetliners from Boeing yesterday.

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