A simple statement issued by the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India says it all.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Ministry of Civil Aviation as per following:
(i) Air India be allowed to take the delivery of 27 numbers of B-787 aircraft after signing the Delay Compensation Settlement Agreement.
(ii) The issue relating to compensation for failure to meet performance guarantees has been delinked from the Delay Compensation Settlement Agreement, which shall be negotiated separately by an Empowered Group of Officers after actual evaluation of the performance of the delivered/inducted B-787 aircraft. The Ministry of Law & Justice would examine and endorse the enabling legal provisions / aspects of the negotiations.
Last week a Group of Ministers (GoM) had approved the proposal.
Three aircraft are ready for delivery at Boeing’s Charleston facility. So here is to getting the Dreamliner to Air India in quick time.