The aircraft is scheduled to arrive in Hyderabad on January 16 and will be available for static display to visitors on January 18 and 19.
Boeing 777-9 to Debut in Wings India
This exhibition precedes the procurement of the 777-9s by Air India (AI), which has placed a “substantial order” for ten of these aircraft in 2023, responding to the increasing demand for international air travel.
Positioned as the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, the 777-9 is built on the foundation of the twin-aisle 777 aircraft and incorporates cutting-edge technologies from the 787 Dreamliner family.
Boeing has garnered over 450 orders for the 777X family, encompassing the 777-8 and 777-9 passenger models, as well as the 777-8 Freighter.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce the cutting-edge 777-9 to India, anticipating its integration into our customers’ fleets in the upcoming years. The 777-9 is poised to become the flagship for numerous airlines globally,” expressed Ryan Weir, Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing for India.
Strong Growth in India
Boeing plans to showcase its advanced technologies, services, high-quality sustenance, and training capabilities at Wings India 2024, engaging with customers and industry partners during the event.
Wings India 2024 is expected to draw 1500 delegates from 106 countries and feature 200 exhibitors from around the world. With an attendance of 5,000 business visitors and an impressive 100,000 individuals from 106 nations, the event holds significant international participation.
Expressing enthusiasm about the company’s commitment to India’s aerospace industry, Salil Gupte, Boeing India’s President, stated, “We are excited to reinforce our commitment to India’s aerospace industry and showcase our leading products and services at Wings India 2024.”
Boeing has also collaborated with GMR Aero Technic to establish a Boeing Converted Freighter line in Hyderabad and a Global Support Center in Gurgaon.
Additionally, the company has pledged a $100 million investment in infrastructure and pilot training programs to meet the growing demand for pilots in India over the next two decades.
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