DGCA grounds Air India's Dreamliners after U.S. decision

NEW DELHI Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:00am IST

Air hostesses walk next to the parked Air India's Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi September 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Air hostesses walk next to the parked Air India's Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi September 8, 2012.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has grounded all six of the Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by state-owned carrier Air India after the same decision was made by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday.

"The FAA has issued an advisory to ground the Dreamliners. We took a decision after that," Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra told Reuters.

"As of now there is no clarity on when the Dreamliners will be back in service. Boeing has to satisfy everyone with safety standards."

(To read U.S., others ground Boeing Dreamliner indefinitely, click here)

(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Writing by Ranjit Gangadharan; Editing by Paul Tait)

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