Air India to fly first 787 Dreamliner to Delhi

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Some big news for Boeing this week as Air India plans to fly their first 787 Dreamliner out of South Carolina on Friday.

Speaking from India, President of Boeing India Denish Keskar said the first 787 will be arriving Saturday evening in Delhi. He said Air India plans a big arrival ceremony there, but no ceremony is planned stateside.

There are now five Air India 787s parked outside Boeing's North Charleston Final Delivery Center. The Everett-built planes destined for Air India have been flown here for convenience of the customer.

Air India has ordered a total of 27 Dreamliners. South Carolina's first plane assembled at the North Charleston plant is expected to be among those delivered in several weeks.

Keskar said the planes will be delivered in intervals of a week to ten days.

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