Air India firms up order for Boeing, Airbus aircraft

A rendering of the aircraft ordered from Boeing. Image: © Boeing

Air India, which was recently privatized and is now owned by the Data Group, has firmed up its order for 220 Boeing aircraft, announced back in February. The deal, which was firmed up at the Paris Air Show, includes 190 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 10 Boeing 777-9X aircraft.

The order includes options for a further 70 aircraft, including 50 737 Max and 20 787 Dreamliner. Additionally, Boeing and Air India have signed an extensive aircraft service agreement, covering the airline’s existing and future fleet.

Additionally, Air India has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of another 270 aircraft from the European manufacturer. This order was also part of the original announcement back in February and was also firmed up at the Paris Air Show.

Airbus will deliver 140 A320neo, 70 A321neo, 34 A350-1000 and six A350-900 aircraft to Air India. The A350-900 aircraft were once destined for Aeroflot, but Airbus was unable to deliver them to the Russian airline due to sanctions.