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Airbus leans on existing ties with Tatas as it pitches A350 to Air India

The Tata group is also in preliminary talks with planemakers for renewing Air India's aging long-haul fleet of Boeing 777s

Airbus leans on existing ties with Tatas as it pitches A350 to Air India
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Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Planemakers have started pitching their latest aircraft to a privatised Air India which has been acquired by salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Sons.

European aerospace major Airbus on Monday said that it is in talks with the airline to sell its long haul aircraft Airbus A350-900.

The wide-body aircraft is capable of flying non-stop between India and United States- one of the most popular and revenue generating routes.

While Air India has a fleet of 141 aircraft, a mix of narrow and wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, the government handed over 118 of them in fly-worthy condition to the Tatas.

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 7:57 PM IST

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