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Air India, the prominent global airline of India, welcomed the first of 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, registered VT-JRA, and received a grand welcome at Delhi Airport, featuring the airline’s striking new livery. This marks a significant milestone in the carrier’s transformation journey.

The A350-900 boasts a three-class cabin configuration, featuring 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat beds, 24 Premium Economy seats offering extra legroom and unique features, and 264 spacious and ergonomic Economy Class seats.

All seats on the aircraft are equipped with the latest-generation Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system and HD screens, promising passengers a superior flying experience.

The A350-900 is set to enter commercial service in January 2024, initially operating domestically for crew familiarization. Soon after, it will spread its wings for longer-haul flights to destinations across continents.

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Air India’s A350-900 is the first of 20 on order, with five more scheduled for delivery through March 2024. The airline has firm orders for a total of 250 new aircraft with Airbus, including 20 A350-1000.

In August 2023,Air India is unveiling a fresh global brand identity, featuring the iconic ‘Vista’ logo, symbolizing limitless possibilities and progressiveness. The new look incorporates bold colors such as Air India red, aubergine, rose gold, and accents of gold. As well as the extensive usage of customized iconography and a bespoke font.

Air India last week revealed new uniforms for its cabin and cockpit crews, designed by the famed Indian couturier, Manish Malhotra. reflecting a blend of tradition and modernity. This marks a stylish entry for the crew with the A350.

Earlier this year, Air India placed record-setting orders for 470 aircraft with Airbus and Boeing for US$ 70 billion. from which the much-anticipated Airbus A350 aircraft will start arriving this month. A US$ 400 million project for the refurbishment of 43 of Air India’s legacy widebody aircraft begins mid-2024, which will lead to the installation of brand-new seats in every cabin, new inflight entertainment systems, and inflight Wi-Fi internet connectivity.

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Air India introduces a revamped online experience with a redesigned website, airindia.com, and a new mobile app. The airline’s social media platforms have also undergone a makeover, presenting engaging content and an interactive space for guests. The new brand identity extends to airports, starting with Delhi and Mumbai, where passengers will encounter the refreshed branding at check-in counters, boarding gates, lounges, and newly designed.

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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