jayeshrulz
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Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:10 pm

Operating its First long Haul flight AI 121 DEL-FRA sector!
Alert Frankfurt spotters!

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/air-india...rnational-operations/300583-3.html

Air India's newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft started its long-haul international operations on Monday with a flight to Frankfurt. "Air India's Dreamliner to Frankfurt marks a new era of its operations with the state-of-the-art aircraft on the long haul routes as well," a statement from the national carrier said.
The flight (AI 121) from Delhi to the German city took off from the IGI airport in New Delhi with Captain A Soman in Command and Captain Nikhil Dongre as co-pilot, the statement said.


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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:25 pm

It will land in the dark, what a pity!

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rDmQt8eo9ag/UHwrWTE2FrI/AAAAAAAAAzc/HQRUzN_aDa0/s690/ai.jpg

[Edited 2012-10-15 08:30:46]
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:29 pm

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/air-india...rnational-operations/300583-3.html

Whoever that fool was posted a 777's pic in stead of the Dreamliners.
Anyways expecting a lot from FRA spotters out there!
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Hirnie
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:44 pm

I already worked a AI 788 out of FRA e few days ago. Perhaps that was only some "Testing Flight"? Anyways, it was here only once I think.
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:54 pm

They were delivered through Frankfurt, I think.

Routing was USA (don't remember which airport) - Frankfurt - Delhi.
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:52 pm

AI 787s are delivered CHS-FRA-DEL, because AI's Euro ops/dispatch is in FRA, and AI carries cargo on delivery flights.

The 787 will serve FRA for the duration of stage 2 familiarization, which will take place until it is time for Australia service.
Airports 2012: IXE HYD DEL BLR BOM CCU KNU KTM BKK SIN ICN LAX BUR SFO PHX IAH ORD EWR PHL PVD BOS FRA MUC IST
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:00 pm

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 5):
AI 787s are delivered CHS-FRA-DEL, because AI's Euro ops/dispatch is in FRA, and AI carries cargo on delivery flights.

The 787 will serve FRA for the duration of stage 2 familiarization, which will take place until it is time for Australia service.

Yes you are right. But looking at their current situation, Australia still remains a distant dream!

Anyways, anybody managed to get a few pictures of it in FRA? The only thing I love about AI is their livery! Bloody amazing! Rest...i'll leave it upto you'll to decide  
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:31 pm

Just me, or is FRA the unofficial 787 "hub"?   (well, discounting PAE...where several ones that need rework are sitting on the ground!) IIRC, NH's first long distance 787 route was HND-FRA, and now AI, too...and hasn't ET sent theirs there?
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:56 pm

You ar right. We had the 787s of all of those. Only the JAL birds are missing at this time, but I don't think we will see any of them here in FRA.
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:00 pm

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 6):
The only thing I love about AI is their livery! Bloody amazing! Rest...i'll leave it upto you'll to decide

You started a nice thread and thanks for that, but please, please don't turn your own thread into another AI bashing party.....there's plenty of those on a.net already......
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:28 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 9):
You started a nice thread and thanks for that, but please, please don't turn your own thread into another AI bashing party.....there's plenty of those on a.net already......

Hahaha point taken!
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:14 am

Are their 3 AI B787s in the country already on date.....
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:16 am

Any idea on the future schedules of the 787s.

I am seeing AI996 DXB-DEL listed as being operated by Dreamliner next week.....

Edited:

found my asnwer: http://www.airindia.com/SBCMS/webpages/tryst-width-dreamliners.aspx

[Edited 2012-10-17 02:19:30]
 
jayeshrulz
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:02 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Are their 3 AI B787s in the country already on date.....

And any of them based in BOM yet?
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:36 am

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 13):
And any of them based in BOM yet?

787 fleet is based operationally at DEL
Airports 2012: IXE HYD DEL BLR BOM CCU KNU KTM BKK SIN ICN LAX BUR SFO PHX IAH ORD EWR PHL PVD BOS FRA MUC IST
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:49 am

Here are pictures from FRA:

http://fraaviation.forumsfree.de/t10027-18102012

We're lucky here in Frankfurt regarding new Boeing planes. The third 787 airline LA is also set to start service here this year.
 
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RE: Air India 787 Dreamliner On Its Way To Frankfurt!

Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:55 am

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 13):
And any of them based in BOM yet?

Not yet.......
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