New Delhi: In a major advancement, India is all ready to receive two wide-bodied Boeing-777 to serve as ‘Air India One’. It will be used to fly President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior dignitaries of the country.
The aircraft will arrive today as per reports.
“The Special Extra Section flight (SESF) aircraft for country’s VVIP is arriving today at Delhi’s International Airport,” government sources told news agency ANI.
“A joint team of senior officers from National Carrier Air India, VVIP security personnel and senior government officials are on the way to the US to accept the delivery of the VVIPs’ flight Air India One,” top government sources had then told ANI.
“The aircraft has a big suit/cabin for the VVIP, a mini medical center has also been set up in the aircraft. It also has a standard space for the press. The rear seats are of the Economy class category while the rest of the seats are Business class. B777 aircraft can fly over 17 hours continuously,” informed the sources.
It will have advanced defence systems similar to Air Force One believed to be the safest plane in the world and is used by the President of the United States. The planes with an unlimited range can travel around the world in one go. It is also capable of mid-air refuelling in case of an emergency.