The phenomenal growth in the Indian aviation market has made the market-savvy US aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company, reinforce its commitment to the market here with a vengeance. Last December, it delivered the first of 18 Next-Generation 737-800s to Air-India Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India. The delivery marked the first airplane delivered to Air India following the airline’s order for 68 Boeing jetliners, the largest commercial airplane order in India’s civil aviation history. The order, placed in December 2005, is valued at more than $11 billion at list prices.
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