According to a statement from Air India, Campbell Wilson, the company’s CEO, the six remaining A350s would be added to the airline’s fleet in the second half of 2024.

Air India’s first Airbus A350 On Saturday, Air India’s first A350, with a new livery, touched down at Delhi Airport. Air India, which plans to have six A350 planes in its fleet, is the first Indian airline to fly this type of aircraft. Before the aircraft can be certified to carry passengers, there are a number of regulatory processes that must be completed post-arrival,

Air India's first Airbus A350

such as customs clearance, various inspections of equipment by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and a number of ground tests and demonstrating flights. On Friday,

Air India's first Airbus A350

Air India Managing Director and Chief Executive Campbell Wilson announced that short sectors will be operated for a few months in order to familiarise pilots with their new aircraft under the guidance of experienced instructors and to build up a pool that will be sufficient to support the long-haul operations of the A350 later this year.

Air India's first Airbus A350

According to Wilson, six more A350s will be added to the fleet by mid-2024 The CEO also announced the launch of new uniforms for Air India’s ground staff and for Air India Express personnel The airline has recently launched new uniforms for its cabin and cockpit crew Under the new ownership of Tata,

Air India's first Airbus A350

Air India has announced ambitious expansion plans that include the integration of 40 A350s over the next few years. The carrier has secured orders for 250 A350 aircraft and 220 new Boeing flights.

Air India's first Airbus A350

The strategic move is in line with Air India’s objective for a turnaround under the new ownership. Air India secured purchase agreements for the 40 A350s at the Paris Air Show last June, and regulatory approval has already been obtained for engineering line maintenance of the six A350s to be included in the fleet.