Contract between Air India and Airbus include the delivery of 140 A320neo narrow-body aircraft and 70 A321neo aircraft, as well as 34 A350-1000 wide-body aircraft and six A350-900s. The airline signed a letter of intent to purchase these aircraft in February 2023.
Air India is also counting on Airbus' assistance in maximizing fleet availability with Airbus' latest solutions.
Airbus based maintenance ensures that every time an airline needs a replacement or consumable part, it is available and stock is automatically replenished.
Air India will be the first customer for Airbus' Skywise Core X3, the latest and the most advanced aviation analytics platform.
Air India CEO Campbell Wilson said: “An ambitious fleet renewal and expansion program will enable Air India to operate the most modern and economical aircraft across our entire network. The efficiency, comfort and range offered by our latest generation of aircraft will help ensure that Air India regains its rightful position as a world-class premium carrier.
The first A350-900 is scheduled to be delivered will take place before the end of 2023. The A350 is the most modern and efficient wide-body aircraft in the world in the 300-410 seat category. A350 blank slate design incorporates state-of-the-art technology and aerodynamics to deliver unrivaled standards of performance and comfort. New generation engines and the use of lightweight materials provide a 25 percent advantage in fuel consumption, operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions compared to previous generation aircraft.
The A350 cabin is recognized as the quietest of all two-aisle aircraft and offers passengers and crew modern on-board products for the most comfortable flight over long distances. TURIZM.RU