PM congratulates Air India and Airbus on aircraft deal
New Delhi, (IANS) The agreement between Air India and Airbus, under which Tata Group will purchase 250 aircraft from the French aircraft maker, was applauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
The Tata company, which owns Air India, will purchase 250 aircraft from Airbus in one of the biggest agreements in aviation with the goal of expanding its fleet and operation.
Along with 210 narrow-body aircraft, the deal also includes 40 wide-body long-range A350 aircraft.
“I congratulate Air India and Airbus on this historic agreement. The agreement demonstrates both India and France’s growing cooperation as well as the achievements and aspirations of India’s civil aviation sector “added Modi.
While interacting electronically with French President Emmanuel Macron during the signing of the agreement, the Prime Minister noted that the agreement between Air India and Airbus is also a significant turning point for the Indo-French Strategic Partnership.
“Currently, the collaboration between India and France is directly contributing to maintaining the stability and balance of the multilateral system and the global order. India and France are working together to improve issues like food security and health security worldwide, as well as security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region “said Modi.
Recalling the Defense Transport Aircraft Project’s foundation-laying ceremony in Vadodara in October of last year, he said that Tata and Airbus are also partners on this project, which is being created with a 2.5 billion euro investment.
The largest MRO facility for servicing aircraft engines is being built in India by the French company Safran, he continued.
Piyush Goyal, the minister of commerce, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of civil aviation, Ratan Tata, N Chandrashekharan, the CEO of Air India, Campbell Wilson, and Guillaume Faury, the CEO of Airbus, were also present.