Update 1 – Mar 28, 2014, 12:30 IST
Air India has responded to our story published below yesterday with a statement.
Repairs of Engine cowling and randome [sic] are carried out as part of routine maintenance.
Engines have been removed to meet aircraft engine combination and will be installed at the appropriate time.
Out of 5 aircraft planned for sale to Ethihad [sic] airlines 3 have been delivered.
Process of delivery of other 2 on the way.
VT ALH is standing outside the hangar in view of the space taken by other aircraft.
This aircraft will be attended after the delivery of the remaining aircraft.