a go in India
SEATTLE — Boeing's first delivery of a 787 Dreamliner outside Japan is expected to proceed soon, after an agreement with Air India regarding three-plus years of delays.
India's national flag carrier still faces financial and labor trouble at home, where the Indian aviation market is in turmoil despite healthy projected long-term growth.
As airlines there jockey for position in an uncertain future, a high-stakes battle for a key Indian order looms between Boeing's 737 MAX and Airbus' A320neo.
Air India is bleeding billions of dollars, its pilots are on strike, and many of its long-haul routes are suspended. Among India's airlines, only low-cost carrier IndiGo is not losing money. Kingfisher Airlines is near collapse and seeking a foreign buyer.
But one premium Indian airline, Jet Airways, is looking to grow and plans to place a critical order.