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Air India - B787 Parked and Robbed

Old 25th Sep 2014, 13:00
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Air India - B787 Parked and Robbed

Hot on the back of a 4 year old B777 being parked and robbed to support other aircraft, Air India has a nearly new B787 on the tarmac for the last 6 months which has had engines and parts removed to service other B787 in the fleet.

Anyone know why the aircraft was grounded in the first place?
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Old 1st Oct 2014, 11:04
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If that's true, seems a fairly desperate action.
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 12:48
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A complete set of parts ?
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 14:46
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Unable to purchase spare parts due to lack of money or credit worthiness perhaps ?
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 00:20
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Just getting started? 1 down, 6 to go?

Getting ready to turn it back to the lessors?
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 07:13
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Incredible India

Bogus licences

Incompetant DGCA

Corrupt management

Thieving CEOs, 9W and Kingfisher

Anyone really surprised?

Even Modi sacked his expat pilot once he was elected. These guys live a few centuries behind first world countries.
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Old 5th Oct 2014, 08:57
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Just like the 20+ A320's sitting getting pulled apart at Delhi, what a waste of money, you would think they would at least sell them to a scrap dealer and make some cash.

And then you have spicejet, how long till they go broke, there is a newish 73 sitting engine and partless always at Delhi and now a Dash 8 has joint the ranks of engineless, and part less aircraft costing parking fees at delhi.
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Old 5th Oct 2014, 14:25
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Silverhawk completely agree with everything!Being an Indian thats the reason I dint do an Indian CPL.
Air India recently sold 5 of the newer 777's to etihad for the price of 1.I wonder how much loss resulted from that
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Old 5th Oct 2014, 14:54
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Ofcourse if you consider world class airlines like Ryan Air and Easy Jet, then we are way behind First world countries.

BTW I heard that BA cut down losses to only 5 million pounds last quarter.Great improvement over the 72 million pounds it lost last year.Also Air France has been making losses for last 6 years but we will see a turn around soon It lost only a few hundred million euros last year.

I don't know what is the latest news on the terminated pension of Delta pilots.Would be surprised if a couple of airlines shutting down in India rattles my American friends.They must have seen plenty of that back home.

It is not your country that decides where you end up in life.It is your attitude.Dare you tell a Canadian,Australian, American or European pilot that it is any easier for them.
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Smile lol

capt apache lol you still at it, heh heh heh
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 14:48
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Boeing offers Air India $24 mn for Dreamliner woes - Hindustan Times

Reviving Air India: How Rohit Nandan is doing it | Business Standard News

Unfortunately haven't retired like you mate.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 03:16
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From http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/201...for-parts.html

After the cannibalisation of parts of its newest Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALH Maharashtra, it appears national carrier Air India is stripping one its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, VT-ANI for parts.

VT-ANI, construction number (MSN) 36277 was the 46th 787-8 Dreamliner built. It made its first flight on May 23, 2012 and delivered to Air India and ferried on October 9, 2012. The aircraft was used extensively flying to Australia, London, Frankfurt etc. Suddenly around April 22, 2014 this aircraft mysteriously disappeared from the skies. The world aviation community has been abuzz with the absence of this new aircraft from the skies.

There is little doubt the airline is having a torrid time of its ownership experience with the newest aircraft from Boeing. While the rest of the 787 operators are close to a 99% despatch reliability ratio, statements by the civil aviation ministers to India’s parliament suggest Air India is far behind, with a flight despatch reliability below 97%.

While interchanging parts between aircraft is an accepted norm in the industry, Air India appears to be the only 787 operator in the world that is resorting to this tactic of last resort.

These confidential photos from hangar four at Mumbai airport suggest something sinister is occurring at the airline. Is VT-ANI also being stripped for parts at the financially beleaguered airline just like her Boeing 777-200LR sister VT-ALH was?

We wrote to the senior management of Air India seeking their response. No reply was received. So we are assuming the worst. However, if any reader has more knowledge of the situation, a comment is requested, even anonymously.
Photos of Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANI

Air India VT-ANI engines removed.

Air India 787-8 VT-ANI. Engines removed.

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANI. What are these technicians working on?

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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 11:31
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New rumurs doing the rounds she's been broken up officially and to be scrapped
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