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Breaking news!!! Boeing announces delivery of Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing India president Dr. Dinesh Keskar has announced that Boeing will deliver Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner in the fourth quarter (between October and December) 2011.

The plane carries a registration VT-ANA. Pictures available here.

The US airframer has been facing criticism from airlines across the world for years of delay. The launch customer, Japan’s All Nippon Airways.

Air India has 27 Dreamliners on order worth about $4.5 billion at list prices. The airline has invoked penalty clauses on the airframer for the delayed delivery.

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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