Aviation

Air India plans to expand A320 fleet

DELHI

India’s flag carrier Air India, which is set to expand its Airbus A320 fleet, has issued a tender for bids for up to 14 used A320 aircraft. A separate tender, inviting bids for 14 new A320 aircraft, will be issued soon. The plan is to select a total of 14 aircraft, a combination of old and new, from both tenders.

The used aircraft must be powered by CFM International CFM56-5B4/3 engines, and can be up to six years old, with or without sharklets. They will be taken on dry lease for a maximum of six years, the tender document said.

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