The 2nd of the two special Boeing 777 aircraft, part of the Air India One fleet for VVIPs including the President, Vice President and the Prime Minister, Aircraft landed in the national capital on Sunday. The 1st aircraft arrived in India earlier this month.
This aircraft is one of the two Boeing 777-300 ERs, which joined Air India’s fleet in 2018. The special Boeing 777 Aircraft which offers meeting rooms, office space, as well as missile defence systems will only be used by President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the travel of the VVIPs, the two aircraft will be operated by pilots of the Indian Air Force and not of Air India.
The interior design of the aircraft are very attractive, which was modified recently by Boeing, apart from other customization. The modified Boeing 777-300ER will now replace the 747-400 for VVIP duties and the total cost of purchase and retro-fitting the two planes has been ejective to be around Rs 8,400 crores.