Air India’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner lands in Delhi

The 35th Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner painted in national carrier Air India livery touched down in the capital New Delhi earlier this afternoon.

The aircraft currently registered N1015B which will become VT-ANH when delivered to Air India, lifted off from King County International Airport better known as Boeing Field at 10:01 Pacific time under the radio call sign Boeing 236 to perform the 14 hour non-stop flight.

N1015B is outfitted in Air India’s livery and an inviting passenger interior featuring full business and economy-class cabins. This aircraft has been used by Boeing for the certification testing of the GEnx engines. The flight testing concluded just last week.

Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes said

“We’re proud to bring the world’s most advanced commercial airplane to India, especially when it proudly displays the colors of national flag carrier Air India,” “This week even more of our airline customers will experience the game-changing technologies and innovations the 787 has to offer.”

The Dreamliner will be on static display in New Delhi till tomorrow and will then fly to Hyderabad to debut at India Aviation 2012 on March 14.

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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