Aviation

Dreamliner has lower Dispatch Technical Reliability: Sharma

DELHI

The Technical Dispatch Reliability (TDR) of Air India’s Dreamliner fleet has been lower than the average TDR due to frequent glitches in the aircraft that was inducted in 2012, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

TDR is the ratio of the number of flights delayed due to technical faults to the total number of flights, expressed as a percentage, reports .

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in a reply to a query, “There have been technical delays on account of snags in Dreamliner aircraft. The technical dispatch reliability for Boeing B787 (Dreamliner) aircraft has been lower than the average for the carrier’s total Boeing fleet, including B777 and B747-400 type of aircraft.”

Air India currently has 21 B787-800s in its fleet of 107 aircraft.

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