The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is celebrating his birthday on September 17, 2022 and has turned 72. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first Indian Prime Minister to fly on the ultra-advanced and safe Boeing 777 VVIP aircraft, which was recently sourced to replace Air India’s Boeing 747, which was first sourced for an official visit by the Prime Minister and Used by the President of India. , India received the VVIP Boeing 777-300 ER pair on October 1, 2020. This plane takes Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his official tours abroad. Here’s a look at India’s safest aircraft, which is being operated by IAF pilots and maintained by Air India.
The Boeing 777 aircraft has advanced features in the electronic warfare suite, has its own missile defense system called Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) which is capable of countering missile threats.
It is the first Indian aircraft equipped with Self-Protection Suit (SPS) which can jam enemy radar signals and can also divert the direction of nearby missiles.
– It is equipped with advanced communication system that allows to take advantage of audio and video communication function in mid air without hacking.
The aircraft comes with a conference room, a cabin for VVIP passengers, a medical center as well as seats for other dignitaries, staff. Once refueled, this aircraft will be capable of flying for 17 hours continuously.
The new aircraft has been painted ‘Air India One’ with the Ashoka emblem on one side, while ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and ‘India’ in English on the other side. Apart from this, the national flag is on the tail, with the tricolor painted on it.
– This aircraft made in America has been ordered from US based Boeing for Rs 1200 crores.
Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), a subsidiary of the Indian national carrier, will maintain two new aircraft. A team of 40 Air India pilots have been trained along with Indian Air Force pilots to fly the state-of-the-art VVIP aircraft.
The new Boeing 777 will be as advanced as the US President’s Air Force One Boeing 747.