Air India plans to upgrade Boeing 787-8 software on all its fleet.


New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) - Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Air India plans to upgrade the software in all its 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets from December, saying that the process will not lead to the planes being grounded. The 787 has suffered a series of glitches since it was introduced two years ago, including overheating batteries that prompted regulators to ground the entire global fleet in January. Flights resumed in April. Other glitches have included a recent windshield crack, and earlier a body panel falling off a 787 operated by Air India, developments that are still under investigation. Air India is the only Indian carrier to operate the Dreamliner. Boeing and Air India have previously said the recent incidents with Air India Dreamliners did not pose a safety risk to passengers. An Air India spokesman in New Delhi said there was "no problem" with their Dreamliner jets and that the software upgrade was a routine process. "Software upgrade is a continuous process, not that it's a one-time thing," said the spokesman, adding the upgraded software will be installed when the planes are on ground for regular maintenance checks. The carrier will not ground aircraft specifically...

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