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Air India to get 20 new long-haul jets by March

According to the airline’s MD & CEO Campbell Wilson, Air India will get 20 modern wide bodies — six new Airbus A350s and 14 Boeing 777s — by March 2024. And then, the airline will begin the complete overhaul of the old wide body fleet of Boeing 777s and 787s under a $400 million project.

Also, AI is collaborating with Apple and Stanford University to see how it can improve its financial performance and reduce its carbon footprint. Every Friday, Wilson gives an update to employees regarding revival of AI, which seen as most challenging task in airline history. “One key step on the transformation journey is our new fleet. So I am delighted to share that DGCA this week issued the ‘letter of type acceptance’ for our RollsRoyce-powered A350s. This paves the way for us to initiate various activities related to the induction of this aircraft, the first of which is now only a few months away,” Wilson said in his July 21 message. (Source TOI)

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