As Air India shops for planes, a lesson from JRD to keep in mind

The Maharaja was nationalized in 1953 and Tata was allowed to stay on as its chairman till the mid-1970s (Photo: Mint)

But Tata persisted with his vision and AI mounted its first international flight with a Lockheed Constellation L-749 aircraft on the Mumbai-Geneva-London route. The Air India that the Tatas are running now is a very different airline from the one Tata started with a new aircraft at that time. The Maharaja was nationalized in 1953 … Read more

Air India decides to procure Airbus A350 aircraft; first plane’s delivery likely by March 2023

A woman walks past Air India airlines branding at a park in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

The Tata Group-owned Air India has decided to procure its maiden batch of wide-bodied A350 aircraft of Airbus and the first plane is likely to be delivered to the airline by March 2023, sources said on Wednesday. However, it was not immediately clear how many A350 aircraft will be purchased by Air India. Air India … Read more