Air-India inducts new aircraft after 10-yr gap

State-run carrier Air-India on Wednesday inducted a brand new aircraft to its fleet after a gap of ten years, and said it plans to induct a fresh batch of pilots keeping future deliveries in mind.

“The last induction of a new aircraft was in 1996 when we had Boeing 747-400 and we have been struggling with old aircraft. With today’s induction of a brand new Boeing 737-800 for our sister concern Air-India Express and the deliveries to come in the next few months, we are preparing oursleves a force to reckon with in the golbal aviation space,” Air-India Chairman and Managing Director V Thulasidas told reporters.

He said the carrier was inducting a fresh batch of 20 pilots considering its future aircraft inductions.

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