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Boeing delivers fourth P-8I aircraft to Indian Navy
05/23/2014 11:04 AM
08/08/2014 10:24 AM
Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, which fulfills the first half of a contract for eight planes, the company said.
The shipment was made on schedule, it said,
Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita builds major portions of the plane, including the fuselage.
The P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8a Poseidon that Boeing has developed for the U.S. Navy.
The aircraft is based on Boeing’s 737 commercial jetliner.
“The Indian Navy is putting the first three P-8Is through their paces operationally, and the P-8I delivered today (Friday) will begin flight trials in the coming months,” Leland Wright, Boeing P-8I program manager, said in a statement.
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