Air India orders 470 aircrafts from France & USA » Bhajpa Ki Baat
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 14 February participated in a video call with President of France H.E. Emmanuel Macron, Shri Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons, Shri N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Board, Tata Sons, Mr. Campbell Wilson, CEO, Air India and Mr. Guillaume Faury, CEO Airbus on the occasion of the launch of a partnership between Air India and Airbus.
Air India and Airbus have signed a contract for the supply of 250 aircraft, 210 single-aisle A320neos and 40 widebody A350s to Air India.
This commercial partnership between these two players of the aviation sector also displays the strength of the India-France Strategic Partnership, which marks its 25th anniversary this year.
In his address, Prime Minister Shri Modi highlighted the rapid expansion and growth of the civil aviation market in India which will give impetus to greater connectivity between India and the rest of the world, and will in turn encourage tourism and business in India.
Complimenting the strong presence of French companies in India, Prime Minister also recalled the recent decision by French aerospace engine manufacturer SAFRAN
US President announces the historic agreement
In another deal, United States President Mr. Joe Biden announced a historic agreement between Air India and Boeing on 14 February, with the Tata-owned airline purchasing 220 aircraft from the American aviation major.
“I am proud to announce today the purchase of over 200 American-made aircraft through a historic agreement between Air India and Boeing. This purchase will support over one million American jobs across 44 states and many will not require four-year college degrees,” American President Mr. Biden said.
to set up its largest MRO facility in India to service aircraft engines for both Indian and international carriers.
Prime Minister Shri Modi thanked President Macron for his partnership in taking the India-France relationship forward and looked forward to working with him under India’s G20 Presidency.
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