NEWS - Air India Plans retrofit plan for 27 787-8s

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NEWS - Air India Plans retrofit plan for 27 787-8s

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Air India Plans retrofit plan for 27 787-8s

Air India has honed the retrofit plan for its 27 Boeing 787-8s which will be fitted with new interiors including new seats, galleys, lavatories, and inflight entertainment systems.

We are lead to understand that Boeing has been assigned to refit Air India’s 27 Boeing 787-8s with the new interiors.

Safran Seats France’s Unity herringbone, which offers a wide seating position and direct aisle access, will serve as the platform for both first and business.

The first retrofitted aircraft will arrive in the second half of 2024.

Wea re awaiting to hear if the seat config will be changed during this re-fit, when we contacted Air India they did not respond.

With India considered “the world’s fastest growing aviation market”, according to Boeing, Tata Sons-owned Air India in February inked letters of intent with Airbus and Boeing to augment its current fleet by taking a record 470 twinjets from the two aiframers, representing a mixture of narrowbodies and widebodies.

The signature interiors that will arrive with the new Boeing widebodies will be a different to the re-fitted interiors on the 787-8s.

Last week, the airline also revealed a new logo and livery with a palette of deep red, aubergine, and gold highlights, as well as a chakra-inspired pattern. The design will debut on Air India’s first Airbus A350 when it enters the fleet in December this year.

“Our transformative new brand reflects an ambition to make Air India a world class airline serving guests from around the globe, and that represents a new India proudly on the global stage,” said Air India CEO and MD Campbell Wilson in a statement.

It is unclear when the retrofitted 787-8s will be painted in the new livery.
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