AI Dreamliner to light up Parisian skies

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Air India colours will be the only Indian aircraft which will be on display at the Paris Air Show. This aircraft which will be inducted into the national carrier’s fleet of Dreamliners in the days to come will showcase its flying capabilities in the daily flying displays at the 50th Paris Air Show which will take place at Le Bourget exhibition centre from June 17 to 23.

This display by the Boeing 787 will be its first in an air show after the aircraft was grounded in January by carriers worldwide due to faulty batteries. Many carriers around the world including Air India recently started operations after the faulty batteries were replaced with new battery packs. Air India currently owns six Dreamliner aircraft and the national carrier will in total induct 27 Dreamliner planes following an order it had placed with Boeing in January 2006. Meanwhile, the non-presence of any Indian manufactured aircraft in the air show is surprising considering that the Advanced Light Helicopter and the Intermediate Jet Trainer had taken part in aerial and static displays at the previous Paris Air Shows.

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