TheBigOne
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Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:40 pm

I've just heard from a friend that AI has / is soon taking delivery of another 777. Apparently the aircraft was spotted at STN on its way to BOM. Can anyone confirm this? I was not award that AI had been able to get their hands on any more 777s in the short term? IF this is true, does anyone have pics/reg or name of the aircraft?

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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:06 pm

already being discussed elsewhere. The registation of the aircraft is very interesting: VT-AIR.
It is also ex-UA, probably been with RG on last assignment. Supposed to be initial version, that is non-ER.
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:27 pm

Hi Aseem

Thanks for the info. Can you point me to the other discussion so that I can catch up on it?

Thanks
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:53 pm

Quoting Aseem (Reply 3):
already being discussed elsewhere. The registation of the aircraft is very interesting: VT-AIR.

I saw this aircraft yesterday in BOM while taking off to LHR.
 
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:09 pm

Hi!

@Aseem:
No, the latest 772 for AI is not an ex-RG Triple7, just an ex-UA 777.
Must have been N766UA before its life with AI.

So, this is AI's 4th 777. And when we'll see their order for 77L and 77W being officially listed on Boeing's site??? (I know there are some topics in here, but w/o any specified date, IIRC)

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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:51 pm

Quoting JMO-777 (Reply 10):
So, this is AI's 4th 777. And when we'll see their order for 77L and 77W being officially listed on Boeing's site??? (I know there are some topics in here, but w/o any specified date, IIRC)

shouldn't take long. It should coinside with Dubya's visit to India next month. They just have to sign on dotted line, everything is more or less finalized. Air India Plane Purchases Approved (by Aseem Dec 20 2005 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:12 pm

Trivia: The former N766UA (cn 26917/8) was one of the three UA 777s that inaugurated 777 commercial service on 1995-06-07 along with sister ships N777UA (LHR-IAD) and N767UA (now with Varig as PP-VRI). I do not know what routes the N766UA and N767UA flew that day.
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:52 pm

The dotted line for all the new ac is to be signed on 11 jan '06. INSHAALLAH??. The 777 coming is a 777 A which is ex UA arranged by good ol Bristol associates and will be used on all non etop routes ie India Europe India only.
 
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting WestWing (Reply 6):
Trivia: The former N766UA (cn 26917/8) was one of the three UA 777s that inaugurated 777 commercial service on 1995-06-07 along with sister ships N777UA (LHR-IAD) and N767UA (now with Varig as PP-VRI). I do not know what routes the N766UA and N767UA flew that day.

I don't know what route N766UA flew on inauguration day, but I do know that several weeks later I flew on N766UA from EWR to LHR - on good old UA 906.
 
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:36 am

Quoting TheBigOne (Thread starter):
I've just heard from a friend that AI has / is soon taking delivery of another 777. Apparently the aircraft was spotted at STN on its way to BOM. Can anyone confirm this? I was not award that AI had been able to get their hands on any more 777s in the short term? IF this is true, does anyone have pics/reg or name of the aircraft?

It was me that reported it  Smile. IF you look at the Indian Aviation pt2 thread, you'll find the ferry details half way through there.

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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:19 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 1):
It is also ex-UA, probably been with RG on last assignment. Supposed to be initial version, that is non-ER.

Varig tried to obtain this bird but lost to Air India.

Quoting WestWing (Reply 6):
I do not know what routes the N766UA and N767UA flew that day.

PP-VRI (ex-N767UA) run usually GRU-JFK-GRU.

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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:14 pm

Quoting RobK (Reply 9):
It was me that reported it . IF you look at the Indian Aviation pt2 thread, you'll find the ferry details half way through there.

Well done Rob! Sorry I missed that before. So has anyone got any pics?
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:17 pm

Quoting Anandt (Reply 3):
I saw this aircraft yesterday in BOM while taking off to LHR

Interesting.Been so preoccupied at the Domestic side thanks to DEL Fog diversions.not had a chance to visit the International tarmec.

Quoting Rocketman742 (Reply 7):

The dotted line for all the new ac is to be signed on 11 jan '06.

hen the recruitment starting  biggrin 
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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:51 pm

Hard to believe that these aircraft are almost almost 11 years old already, and are now entering the second hand market! It doesn't seem that long since I saw my first one!  Smile

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RE: Another 777 On Its Way To Air India?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:51 am

As a non-ER aircraft does this have any cabin config differences to the 777s AI already operate?
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