Air India to take delivery of B787 next year
Boeing India President, Dinesh Keskar, confirmed plans to deliver Air India’s first B787 in 2Q2011 and invest USD100 million in an MRO facility in Nagpur, which is reportedly expected to be completed in two and a half years to maintain B777 and B787 aircraft (Reuters, 18-Jan-2010). Mr Keskar added the MRO facility has been delayed due to B787 programme delays (The Hindu Business Line, 18-Jan-2010).
Boeing India: “We do not want to create a white elephant in Nagpur. With the delay in delivery of the B787 we decided to delay the start of the MRO also. The B787 will not require heavy maintenance for several years,” Dinesh Keskar, President. Source: The Hindu Business Line, 18-Jan-2010.