Government gives ok for Air India to accept Boeing 787 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Indian government has given the go ahead to Air India to take the first Lowcountry built Dreamliner along with other 787's they've ordered, according to an Indian newspaper.

Air India is expected to release a time line Monday on when they will start taking delivery.

The company is expected to take 27 planes including the first Dreamliner built at the North Charleston facility.

On Thursday, Air India expressed reservations on accepting any of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners, after a recent 787 engine failure during a pre-flight taxi in North Charleston last weekend.

It sparked a small fire in some grass and shut down Charleston's airport for more than an hour.

The NTSB is continuing to investigate the incident.

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