Reuters is reporting that Air India will place an order for 495 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing on Friday, January 27.
The news agency quoted industry sources said that Airbus “is set to win an order for 235 single-aisle planes as part of a historic purchase of some 495 jets” from Air India.
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It adds that “the deal, roughly split with rival Boeing, covers a total of 425 single-aisle jets including 235 Airbus A320neo-family planes as well as 190 Boeing 737 MAX airliners as well as up to 70 widebody long-haul aircraft including up to 40 Airbus A350s as well as some 20 Boeing 787s and 10 Boeing 777X.”
The deal will come one year to the day since the giant Tata Group purchased Air India from the government.
The Tata Group originally formed Air India as Tata Air Services in 1932. In 1946 the name was changed to Air India and in 1953 the airline was nationalised.
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