Air India to invest USD400-mn to refurbish cabin interiors

NEW DELHI: As part of its transformation initiative, Air India committed more than $400 million on Thursday to refurbishing its entire legacy widebody fleet, which consists of 27 Boeing B787-8 and 13 B777 aircraft.

The interiors of the current cabins will undergo a comprehensive redesign as part of this renovation, including the installation of the newest seats and the finest in class inflight entertainment for all classes. A Premium Economy cabin will also be added to both fleets as part of the renovation. The 777s will still have a First Class cabin.

Leading London-based product design firms JPA Design and Trendworks have been hired by Air India to help with the cabin interior design components of this renovation initiative.

The partnership brings together two aviation and interior design professionals who have created concepts for well-known companies including Taj Hotels, The Orient Express, and Herman Miller International.

With this large investment, Air India is determined to offer its customers a modern, technologically sophisticated, and pleasant cabin that is on par with the top airlines in the world.

Significant regulatory and engineering planning for the entire interior renovation started earlier this year. The first aircraft is anticipated to enter service in the middle of 2024 as a result of this drawn-out but essential process and the time needed to produce seats.

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