LONDON – Air India’s first Airbus A321neo has been spotted at the Airbus plant in Hamburg Finkenwerder.
Under the registration of D-AYAH, this aircraft will eventually become VT-RTD when it is delivered to Air India.
Photographer for v1images Aviation Media, Dirk Grothe, got a shot of the first frame being pulled by the tug in Hamburg.
It is understood the Air India A321neo is awaiting the beginning of its test flight campaign before it is sent to the customer.
ICYMI: Air India’s 250-Strong Airbus Order…
The airline made a blockbuster order with Airbus this week with a commitment to order 250 aircraft from the European planemaker.
This is broken down as follows:
- 140 A320neos.
- 70 A321neos.
- 34 A350-1000s.
- 6 A350-900s.
Deliveries of the A350-900s are expected to begin by the end of this year.
Airbus’ sales chief Christian Scherer said the following on the order:
“This is a historic moment for Airbus and for Air India. India is on the verge of an international air travel revolution.”
“We are honored that our partnership with the Tatas and our aircraft solutions will write that new chapter for the country’s air connectivity”.
“The A350’s unique capability will unlock the pent-up potential of India’s long-haul market, its technology, long reach, and second-to-none comfort will enable new routes and passenger experience with better economics and enhanced sustainability.”
“Alongside the A350s, the A320 Family fleets will be the efficient, versatile asset to continue democratizing and decarbonizing air travel in the country – from domestic, regional, up to international levels.”
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