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Air India gets technical clearance to fly Boeing 777 aircraft

The airline released a statement saying Boeing has issued a clearance to operate flights on its B777 aircraft.

Air India gets technical clearance to fly Boeing 777 aircraft
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After a brief disruption, Air India on Thursday resumed flight operations on the Boeing 777 aircraft to the United States following a technical snag that obstructed the rollout of 5G services in the country. The airline released a statement saying Boeing has issued a clearance to operate flights on its B777 aircraft.

Air India had cancelled at least eight B777 flights to key destinations in the USA including Chicago, Newark, New York and San Francisco. The airline had said it would try and switch to other aircraft for these routes.

In total, airlines have cancelled more than 320 flights to and from the US by Wednesday evening following warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) due to the rollout of high-speed wireless service interfering with aircraft technology that measures altitude, sources said.

Boeing Co. has in a statement assured that it would work with airlines, the FAA and others to ensure that all aircrafts can fly safely as 5G is rolled out in the US.

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