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