Boeing 777 aircraft of Air India One landed in New Delhi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, October 1. Officials said that this modified aircraft equipped with missile defence systems took a 15-hour flight from Worth Airport in Texas to land in New Delhi at 3:11 pm.
The delivery of the aircraft was delayed by more than a month as it was scheduled for August 25 due to operational issues. A team of senior officials of the Indian Air Force and Air India was sent to escort the aircraft and assess for any technical requirements.
The special aircraft is capable of countering missile threats as the aircraft consists of its missile defence system. Moreover, it matches the US President’s Air Force One’s security system.
The airplane’s configuration provides ample office space, meeting rooms, advanced communication systems, and a section for medical emergencies.