Soon Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and other VVIP dignitaries will fly in Boeing 777-300ERs that India is set to receive from Boeing in the United States. Two Boeing 777-300ERs will arrive in India from the US for which officials have already left to receive the aircraft. A look at key takeaways.
- VVIP aircraft 'Air India One' or The Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) are custom made Boeing 777 that will arrive in India in September.
- According to Zee News, union government officials are also part of the team which has gone to the United States to receive the aircrafts from its manufacturer Boeing.
- The delivery of these planes was earlier expected in July but delayed due to coronavirus.
- To fly these planes, Indian Air Force pilots will be given the responsibility and not Air India.
- The planes will have state-of-art missile defence systems.
- The missile system will be called Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS).