The Tata Group Air India’s CEO Campbell Wilson recently travelled to the Apple headquarters in Palo Alto, California, to discuss potential business prospects.

Apple Inc. creates, produces, and sells smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearable technology, and accessories globally. 

Apple products are recognized for their attention to detail and attractive design. Their solutions perform better than competing systems with identical specs because of the close hardware and software integration.

The firm provides services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises, government, enterprise, and the education sectors. Through the App Store, it disseminates third-party applications for its products. 

Along with its direct sales force, retail and online stores, and distributors, merchants, and resellers, the corporation also sells its goods through third-party cellular network operators. California’s Cupertino serves as the corporate headquarters for Apple Inc., which was founded in 1977.

The airline, meanwhile, completed a deal with US-based engine maker CFM on Thursday for the supply of 800 engines.

Dr. Satya Ramaswamy and I, together with some of our colleagues, also spent time at Apple’s head office in Palo Alto to explore opportunities for even deeper collaboration,” Wilson told the airline’s employees in an internal email.

Wilson also paid a visit to Stanford University to discuss cutting-edge concepts in the areas of inventory and pricing optimisation, enhanced engine performance, and reduced emissions.

The airline will start a quarterly pulse check to learn about the ideas and worries of the staff.

Separately, the airline has acquired a letter of type approval for its A350s powered by Rolls Royce from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India. As a result, the company will immediately begin preparing for the wide-body aircraft’s introduction.

By the conclusion of the current fiscal year in March 2024, Air India hopes to have six new Airbus A350s, five leased Boeing B777-LR aircraft, and nine more Boeing B777-ER aircraft, which would increase its wide-body fleet by 30%. With $400 million in cash, the airline intends to start interior fleet refits of the remaining aircraft in the future.