At Wings India Air Show in Hyderabad, Air India to Premiere Airbus A350 and Boeing 777-9

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The latest widebody aircraft from Boeing, the 777-9, and the latest technical marvel from the Tata Group, Air India’s Airbus A350, will be on display for the first time on January 18 at the Wings India air show in Hyderabad.

Wings India 2024, which will showcase a variety of new-generation aircraft displays, related aviation services, auxiliary unit businesses, and innovations in the tourism industry, is scheduled to take place at Begumpet Airport from January 18 to 21.

The four-day extravaganza, which is being organized by the Airports Authority of India in association with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), is expected to be the largest gathering in Asia.

According to Boeing, the flight test aircraft for the 777-9 is scheduled to land in Hyderabad on January 16 and be on static display on January 18 and 19.

Additionally, Boeing said that Air India will get ten 777-9s as part of a sizable order placed in 2023 by the carrier. The 777-8 and 777-9 passenger variants as well as the 777-8 freighter are part of the 777X family, and the business reported that it has more than 450 orders scheduled for them.

The Airbus 350, which is scheduled to start commercial operations on January 22nd, will also be on exhibit during the event on January 18 and 19.

After the crew gets acclimated to flying domestically, Air India’s new widebody aircraft will be used for long-haul flights to other locations.

The A350 will begin operating domestically, according to Air India, with the maiden aircraft departing Bengaluru for Mumbai.

An important turning point in the story of Air India’s continuous transformation was the arrival of the first Airbus A350. The first of 20 A350-900 aircraft with the new livery was welcomed by the airline, which is well-known for its lengthy history, last month.

This coming event’s curtain-raiser took place in New Delhi on May 18. The Wings India 2024 booklet and the event were unveiled by Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Wings India 2024 is slated to happen in Hyderabad from January 18–21, 2024.

“The government has adopted a 3-pronged strategy of creating capacities, removing bottlenecks, and simplifying processes that have helped the sector leap from 74 airports to 148 airports in the past nine years,” Scindia stated during the event’s curtain-raiser.

On January 17, Scindia will both give the Wings India Awards 2024 and kick off the Wings India event.

At the Wings India Awards 2024, the international airports in Delhi and Bengaluru combined to win Best Airport of the Year.

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