Boeing has said that it will give greater focus toward improving the reliability of its 787 Dreamliner. The statement comes at a time when 787 Dreamliners operated by Air India have reported glitches.
We have a team in place here which monitors the operations and we are in touch with them. We develop plans together as to how we are going to fix it and I think we are already in that mode, said Dinesh Keskar,senior vice president (Sales,Asia-Pacific and India) of Boeing.
He said,Today,worldwide we are at 97 per cent reliability. We are not pleased with that. We will improve that and will put resource to do that and Air India is no exception.
Boeing 787 Dreamliners is a first-of-its-kind aircraft built by composite material. The Dreamliner has been facing many problems,starting with cases of its battery catching fire in January,which forced airlines across the world,including Air India,to ground their entire fleet of the aircraft for a few months.
Air India has ordered 27 Boeing 787 aircraft,of which it has received nine. The tenth aircraft is likely to arrive in the first week of the November.
Recently,a panel fell off Air Indias Dreamliner Delhi-Bangalore flight. The panel dropped as the plane from Delhi was landing at the Bangalore airport.