Air India received the first of the new-generation A320 aircraft from Airbus at the India Aviation 2010 air show in Hyderabad.

The A320 aircraft can fly up to 3,200nm carrying 140 passengers in a twin-class configuration.

The airliner is fitted with the advanced weather radar system, enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) and the LCD cockpit display system along with a digital cabin management system.

Passengers will be able to enjoy the Thales i3000 entertainment system, which is now fitted to all new Airbus planes.

Air India had ordered 43 Airbus aircraft including 20 A321s, 19 A319s and four A320s, of which the carrier has received 19 A321s, 19 A319s and one A320.

The carrier also has several Boeing aircraft on order. Eight 777-200LRs and nine 777-300ERs are among the 35 already delivered, with a further 33 still to be delivered.

The remaining A320 and A321 aircraft will be delivered by April 2010.