Uzbekistan Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo
Uzbekistan Airways, the flagship airline of Uzbekistan has taken delivery of its first A320neo, confirming the success of the A320 Family in Central Asia. The event took place on March 8 in Hamburg with Gennadiy Kharlap Deputy Director General of Uzbekistan Airways and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Vice President Central and Northern Europe, Russia & CIS Airbus.
The aircraft, acquired through a leasing contract with BOC is part of an order for two aircraft, featuring a two class cabin with 12 premium and 138 economy seats. The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap 1A engines.
Uzbekistan Airways became the first airline in 1996 in a CIS country to operate a Western built aircraft. The A320neo, renowned for its unbeatable fuel efficiency, will join the airline’s fleet of ten A320ceo operated since 2010, across a network in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.
The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with over 6,500 orders from over 100 customers. It has pioneered and incorporated the latest technologies, including its new generation engines and the industry’s reference cabin design, delivering 20 percent fuel cost savings alone. The A320neo also offers significant environmental benefits with nearly a 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.