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Photos and video: Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Delhi, receives water cannon salute

After years of waiting, including a few weeks of nail biting delays, Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANH arrived at IGI Airport in the nation’s capital New Delhi, at the end of a 15 hour flight from the airframer’s Charleston, USA, delivery centre.

Even Mother Nature, who was thundering and raining over Delhi this week, made sure the Dreamliner arrived to clear blue skies.

Thanks to Mr. Uday Krishna, a member of the Aviation Photographers India Foundation, and a Bangalore Aviation supporter, we bring you these exclusive pictures of VT-ANH arriving in Delhi and receiving the traditional water cannon salute from the airport fire-fighters.

Air India First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANH arrives in New Delhi - finals to Runway 10
Air India First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANH arrives in New Delhi
Spot the subtle differences between the 777 livery in the background and the 787 livery
Air India First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANH arrives in New Delhi - water cannon salute

And here is a video from Abhishek Singh.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.
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