In a surprise move, cash-strapped Air India has decided to ask the Indian federal government to approve its purchase of 27 Boeing 787s (Aviation Daily, Sept. 16). The national carrier is counting on the long-haul aircraft easing its current financial crisis and lifting its eroding market share on international routes. The Air India board, which met for the first time under new Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan on Sept. 15, has decided that it wants the aircraft acquisition ...

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