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Spotted: Air India’s latest Boeing 777-237(LR) VT-ALF C/N 36306

Flickr user Moonm recently captured Air India’s latest Boeing 777-200LR at the corporate hangers at Boeing.

Air India Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALF C/N36305

Click on image for a larger view. Photo courtesy and copyright Flickr user moonm

The Boeing 777-237 model construction number 36305 is powered by GE GE90-110B1L engines and is registered VT-ALF. Part of an eight aircraft order, it will be the sixth LR to enter Air India’s fleet.

The aircraft is named after one of India’s newest states Jharkhand.

Air India is on a significant fleet expansion
and the balance two 777-200LRs (VT-ALG C/N 36306 and VT-ALH C/N 36307) are expected to enter the fleet before end of September.

With Kingfisher Airlines dropping its planned silicon plateau to silicon valley Bangalore San Francisco service, should Air India consider taking up this route? Does the 777-200LR have the capability to execute this route economically? What are your thoughts?

Post your views via a comment.

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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