Air India Seeks $37 Million in Compensation from Boeing for Grounded Dreamliners

Air India Boeing 787 at North Charleston

Air India Boeing 787

Indian state carrier Air India is asking Boeing to compensate them $37 million for the grounding of their 787 Dreamliner planes, according to reports.

Bloomberg says:

‘The carrier will raise the claim with Boeing shortly, said the official, who declined to be identified citing rules. G. Prasada Rao, a spokesman at Mumbai-based Air India, didn’t immediately respond to two calls to his mobile phone. Boeing didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.’

Air India is considering resuming local flights in April after Boeing concludes its new battery tests. Boeing says they have a fix in place and is pushing the FAA to approve moving the planes back in to service.

Boeing made one 787 test flight last week to check their new safety modifications. They plan on another test flight most likely in the next 2 weeks.

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While I certainly understand the airlines’ frustrations over the grounding of their Dreamliners, it always seems that Air India is the first in line to demand compensation publicly when something goes wrong.

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