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    Custom-made B777 plane for VVIP travel arrives in India

    By: | New Delhi |

    Updated: October 1, 2020 11:25:58 pm





    B777 AIR INDIA
    One, which is the call sign of the aircraft, landed at the Delhi airport from Texas at around 3 pm on Thursday. (ANI)

    A custom-made B777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the president, vice president and prime minister, has arrived in Delhi from the US on Thursday, said government officials.

    The plane was scheduled to be delivered by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to Air India in July but its delivery was delayed twice – once in July for a few weeks due to -19 pandemic and then in August for a few weeks due to technical reasons – the officials noted.

    Air India One, which is the call sign of the aircraft, landed at the Delhi airport from Texas at around 3 pm on Thursday, they stated.

    Senior officials of the national carrier had reached the US during the first half of August to receive the plane from Boeing, the officials said.

    B777 AIR INDIA 1 During the travel of the VVIPs, the two B777 aircraft will be operated by pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and not of Air India. (ANI)

    Another custom-made B777 plane for the travel of VVIPs is likely to be received from Boeing during a later date, they noted.

    These two aircraft were part of Air India's commercial fleet for a few months in 2018 before they were sent back to Boeing for retrofitting…

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