Saturday, November 8, 2014

#Praful Patel under #CBI scanner #AIPurchaseScam

Aviation ministry in a reply to an RTI application by Jitender Bhargava former executive director of Air India has disclosed that Air India’s $11 billion deal to buy 68 Boeing aircraft in 2006 is being investigated by the CBI. CAG had said in its 121-page report that Air India was forced to buy aircraft from Boeing Co. in a hurry

 The Indian cabinet in December 2005 approved Air-India's plans to buy up to 68 aircraft from Boeing, subject to final talks on price. The proposal was then referred to a ministerial group to work out details, including a price reduction.

In 2006 Boeing got order for 23 777s — including eight long-range and 15 extended range aircraft — and 27 of the widebody Dreamliner and 18 737-800s.for Air-India Express.Delivery of the aircraft began in November 2006.