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Air India gears up to receive Dreamliner

11000 With Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner landing here on Wednesday, a delivery schedule for the aircraft would be firmed up soon as two more are ready for delivery, official sources said.The last hurdle in taking delivery of this plane has been cleared with the law and justice ministry giving nod to the compensation settlement agreement which Air India would sign with the US plane-maker for the four-year delay in its deliveries. An Air India team has reached Boeing's South Carolina facility to go through the formalities as soon as they get a nod from the airline's brass.A definitive delivery schedule would follow soon and it could involve the first few of these long-haul planes being delivered in 7-10 day intervals, the sources suggested. With the first aircraft coming in now, Air India plans to take delivery of all 27 of them by 2016. The Dreamliners' delivery was to take place in 2008 and the rest by October 2011.