Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11996 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
This is becoming one of the longest delayed orders in history, due to indecision, Indian politics and the traditional fast moving Indian civil service. They have a pretty urgent need for a 300 seat long hauler. However, politics will determine what they buy and since IC has announced plans to order the 32X, AI may find itself ordering 777s; the 332 should get a look in, however, as a partial 310 replacement.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
Its interesting that the article says they plan to replace their 744s by 2007. Its absurd. Perhaps, its the imbecilic Econ Times reporter who doesnt know his/her -300s from -400s or else it was the idiot Aviation ministry guy who as usual was talking out of his a*se.
This is what the Indian ministry does - it plans a commission to the commission to the high ranking commission to investigate aircraft purchases. As usual these so-called commissions are headed by some idiot political appointee right out of some small town or by a decrepit IAS officer (Indian admin. service). They invent these acronyms for Airplanes (Indians love acronyms) - MCLR, SCLR - and write up these atrocious reports that say a lot of BS (hows that for an acronym?).
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Official word now is that the 7th 744 will arrive around November 15. Additionally, there will be 3 A310s inducted by December (to replace the 3 A300s gone to Ariana) plus an additional A310 arriving early in 2003. Fleet will then compose 4 742, 2 743, 7 744 and 17 A310.