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Boeing liable to compensate Air India: Ajit Singh
January 19, 2013 / 8:57 AM / in 5 years

Boeing liable to compensate Air India: Ajit Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N) is liable to compensate state-run Air India for the grounding of 787 Dreamliner passenger jets on safety issues, Indian aviation minister Ajit Singh told reporters on Friday.

The Air India's Dreamliner Boeing 787 is given a traditional water cannon salute by the fire tenders upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi September 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

The lightweight, mainly carbon-composite aircraft has been plagued by mishaps, raising concerns over its use of lithium-ion batteries and forcing many airlines across the globe to ground them.

Poland’s state-controlled LOT Airlines earlier said it would seek compensation from Boeing for grounding its two planes.

Reporting by Anurag Kotoky, editing by Prateek Chatterjee

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