FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 12, 2008 -- Air India's newest Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane arrived Saturday in Farnborough, United Kingdom, ahead of Monday's opening of the Farnborough International Airshow. The 777-300ER will be on display during the air show highlighting its new livery, interior and passenger amenities.
The 777-300ER is the 10th 777 delivered to Air India from its December 2005 order of 68 Boeing jetliners.
The aircraft, named "Jammu and Kashmir" in keeping with Air India's tradition of naming its 777s after the various states of India, has a three-class configuration, including four first-class, 35 executive class and 303 economy seats. The airline will operate the 777-300ER on its India to United States via London route.
Air India, India's national flagship carrier, in July 2007 became the first India-based airline to operate nonstop flights from India to the United States with its first 777-200LR (Longer Range) Worldliner airplane.
The twin-engine Boeing 777 is the most fuel-efficient airplane in its category, a key element in its leading economic and environmental performance.
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