Showing posts with label Uzbekistan Airways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uzbekistan Airways. Show all posts

16 June, 2023

Uzbekistan Airways to buy LET L-410

On June 15, 2023, it was signed an agreement on the acquisition of four LET L-410 planes.

The LET L-410 aircraft is designed to carry up to 19 passengers with a landing on almost any type of runway with a length of 510 meters or more.

Uzbekistan Airways aircraft fleet will soon be replenished with a new type of aircrafts. In order to increase the number of flights on domestic routes for the transportation of small groups of passengers, as well as to develop domestic tourism in the Republic, on June 15, 2023, it was signed an agreement at the head office of Uzbekistan Airways for the purchase of turboprop aircraft LET L-410 of the Czech concern LET Aircraft Industries.

Aircraft of the LET L-410 type are designed to carry up to 19 passengers and will be able to provide flights with a range of up to 1,500 kilometres. It is planned that these aircraft will be used on ultra-short runways and will expand the route network within the Republic to such cities as Zarafshan and Shakhrisabz. In the near future, it is planned to restore regular air connection between the cities of Tashkent and Andijan, which will also become possible due to the technical characteristics of the LET L-410 aircraft and the features of the runway of Andijan International Airport.

Today, aircraft of the LET L-410 type are widely used around the world. The national air carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan plans to purchase up to 4 aircraft of this type, which in the future will provide flights to destinations previously inaccessible to Uzbeks and guests of the capital. In addition, it is planned to organize the initial training of civil aviation pilots on the basis of the Uzbekistan Airways Training Center, during which aircraft of the LET L-410 type will be involved at one of the stages.

15 June, 2023

BOC Aviation delivered the first of a new group of four Airbus A320NEO aircraft to Uzbekistan Airways...

BOC Aviation Limited has delivered the first of a new group of four Airbus A320NEO aircraft on lease to Uzbekistan Airways. BOC Aviation previously leased three A320NEOs to the airline and the jets are all powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines.

"We are delighted to deliver the first of another four A320NEO aircraft to Uzbekistan Airways and are looking forward to supporting the airline’s growth plans," said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. "This transaction reflects our strategy to build a portfolio of latest technology aircraft."

Shukhrat Khudaykulov, Chief Executive Officer of Uzbekistan Airways, said:  "Today, we’ve received new aircraft from our partner – BOC Aviation and we are getting closer to our goal of connecting even more cities, countries and expanding network of Uzbekistan Airways in the world. We will continue our long-term cooperation, according to our principles of special attention to comfort and safety in fleet expansion strategy."

Uzbekistan Airways was established 31 years ago and operates the A320/321, Boeing 767 and 787-8 Dreamliner to more than 50 destinations in Europe, Asia and North America. Uzbekistan Airways obtained its first Airbus A310 30 years ago, on 16 June 1993, which marked the beginning of a glorious tradition of opening new destinations. 

20 January, 2023

12 Airbus aircraft ordered by Uzbekistan Airways

Uzbekistan Airways orders

12 A320neo Family aircraft

Uzbekistan Airways, the national carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo Family aircraft (eight A320neo and four A321neo). The new aircraft will join the carrier’s current fleet of 17 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The choice of the engines will be made by the airline at a later stage.

The A320neo Family aircraft will feature the new Airbus Airspace cabin, bringing premium comfort to the single aisle market. The airline is planning to operate its new aircraft to further develop its domestic and international route network.

“The contract signed with Airbus is a new step in our fleet modernization strategy aimed at offering our passengers the most modern and comfortable aircraft. At the same time these new fuel efficient A320neo Family aircraft will help us to further expand and strengthen our footprint in Central Asia as well as develop our domestic and international network”, said Ilhom Makhkamov, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekistan Airways.

“Our cooperation with Uzbekistan Airways dates back to 1993. It is an honor that the A320neo Family has now again been chosen. We see good potential for growth in the Central Asia region in the years to come.  The modern and efficient A320neo will enable Uzbekistan Airways to benefit from this growth and play a leading role in this region”, said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.

The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 20 percent fuel saving and CO2 emissions. With over 8,600 orders from more than 130 customers, the A320neo Family is the world’s most popular aircraft.

05 May, 2021

Uzbekistan Airways flies critical supplies to Uzbekistan on Boeing 787-8 delivery flight

Supplies provided by Project C.U.R.E.; Boeing donates $100,000 to the relief organization

Photo Boeing
U.S. planemaker Boeing along with the national carrier of Uzbekistan recently delivered humanitarian relief supplies to the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan onboard the airline’s newest 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This was the third humanitarian delivery flight partnership between Boeing and the carrier.

The shipment of hospital beds, mattresses and wheelchairs will help medical personnel and facilities treat the most vulnerable of Uzbekistan’s population and 

“We are delighted to have partnered with Boeing and Project C.U.R.E. to bring home a new consignment of medical supplies on our 787-8 delivery flight,” said Ilkhom Makhkamov, chairman of Uzbekistan Airways. “This third flight builds on our partnership for two previous humanitarian flights in 2016. We would like to thank all involved parties for their generosity to support the Uzbek communities during this global pandemic.”

13 March, 2019

Uzbekistan Airways gets first A320neo

On Monday, March 11th, 2019, the fleet of Uzbekistan Airways had a shiny new arrival, the first highly economical Airbus A320neo.

The newest A320neo aircraft features a two-class layout, featuring 150 seats in total spread out over  12 in business class and 138 seats in the economy class cabin. The modern design of the passenger cabin creates maximum comfort for passengers in flight.  Comfortable and wide seats with individual screens designed for entertainment, communication systems and Wi-Fi, an improved air conditioning system that guarantees the freshness of the air and its even distribution in the cabin of the aircraft for a more pleasant feeling during the flight.

Powered by economical LEAP -1A engines of the CFM International engines, they are designed to be more than 20% more economical than previous versions. Yet, the range of the new jets has been increased from 4,500 up to more than 5,000 kilometres. 

03 March, 2019

Uzbekistan Boeing 767 runs off runway at Saint petersburg

An investigation is underway into how a Boeing 767 of Uzbekistan Airways carrying 241 passengers and 15 crew overshot the runway at Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday.

The aircraft, registration UK-67008 was performing flight HY631 from Tashkent, overran the runway, following heavy snowfalls at the airport. The airline said that there were no injuries and no emergency evacuation was necessary as it is believed only the front wheels came off the snow-covered paved area. 

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transport Agency are investigating the events at Pulkovo airport the airline confirmed and the aircraft was put back into service after an inspection was carried out.  The airline also said it had taken takes all possible measures to resolve the situation and apologizes to all passengers for any inconvenience caused.

25 June, 2018

Increasing schedules for Uzbekistan Airways

Uzbekistan Airways has expanded its Tashkent – Moscow Domodedovo route by adding an additional flight on Mondays and Saturdays. 

The additional flights will leave Tashkent at 1300 to arrive in Moscow at 1515, while the return flight leaves at 1645 getting back into Tashkent at 2235 local time.  The airline will operate the extra rotations with a Boeing 757 on Saturdays and an Airbus A320 on the midweek servce.  

The carrier has advised will deploy a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on a route from Tashkent to Istanbul in Turkey from 13th November 2018.  The airline says it will operate the route on the Dreamliner 10 times a week during the winter season. 

18 January, 2018

Uzbekistan Airways launch Barcelona

It's been announced that Uzbekistan Airways will launch a new service to the Spanish city of Barcelona from Tashkent on 24th May.

Flight tickets are already on sale for the airlines' weekly service on its website and will be operated by a Boeing 787.   The aircraft will have the airlines usual configuration of 24 seats in business class and 222 in economy.

The airline was formed in 1992 and operates a mixed fleet of aircraft, including Boeing-757/767, Boeing-787-8 Dreamliner, А320, IL-114-100, as well as cargo freighters Boeing-767-300BCF.