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  1. AirAsia India unveils aircraft with JRD Tata livery, names it ‘The Pioneer’.

AirAsia India unveils aircraft with JRD Tata livery, names it ‘The Pioneer’.

Livery of AirAsia India's 4th aircraft dons an image of JRD Tata with a Puss Moth, the aircraft he flew on October 15, 1932...

By: | Hyderabad | Updated: March 21, 2015 4:11 PM
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Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, Ratan Tata, Tata Group’s Chairman Emeritus and S Ramadorai, Non-Executive Chairman AirAsia India, with air hostesses at the unveiling of AirAsia’s 4th aircraft with JRD Tata Livery at Shamshabad Airport near Hyderabad. (PTI)

AirAsia India today unveiled its fourth aircraft with a livery dedicated to JRD Tata as a mark of respect to the pioneer of civil aviation in the Indian sub-continent.

The aircraft has been christened as ‘The Pioneer‘.

The livery of AirAsia India’s fourth aircraft dons an image of JRD Tata with a Puss Moth, the aircraft he flew on October 15, 1932, leading to the birth of Tata Airlines and starting civil aviation in the sub-continent.

The unveiling was done by Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India; Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia; S Ramadorai, Non-Executive Chairman of AirAsia India, and Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, at GMR Aero Technic MRO Hanger, here.

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Air hostesses at the unveiling of AirAsia’s 4th aircraft with JRD Tata Livery at Shamshabad Airport near Hyderabad. (PTI)

Chandilya said: “We wanted to celebrate the growth of AirAsia India by honouring the man without whom flying would have been impossible in India. The Tata group has shaped Indian aviation to a great extent and has been a huge support to the AirAsia India team as well.”

At present, AirAsia India has Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Pune in its destination network.

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