Air India re-issues 777 sale tender

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Air India has re-issued a tender for the sale of up to five Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

The carrier first issued the tender last month failing in three earlier tenders to find a bidder that would take them on a dry lease.

The aircraft were acquired under US Export-Import Bank supported financings. Four of the aircraft, with the manufacturer serial numbers 36300, 36301, 36302 and 36303 were manufactured in 2007. The fifth aircraft, MSN 36304, was manufactured in February 2008.

The aircraft, which are part of an eight 777-200LR fleet, are configured with 238 seats in three cabins: eight first class seats, 35 business class seats and 195 economy class seats. The remaining three aircraft were built in 2009.

Bids are due 31 December.