Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 18 / Trend D.Azizov /
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) has received the eights A320-200 purchased from the Airbus Industry, the company reported.
It was reported that in 2007-2008 Uzbekistan Airways signed contracts with the Airbus Industry to acquire ten A320-200 planes, as well as with Boeing to purchase four Boeing 767-300ERs and two Boeing 787-800 Dreamliners. The contract for delivery of four A320-200 aircrafts, costing $214 million under the financial lease, was signed in December 2008.
The contract is financed due to the credit of the Reconstruction and Development Fund to the amount of $107 million, foreign loans - $85.6 million and the airline's own funds - $21.4 million.
A contract signed in June in 2007 with Airbus Industrie on the supply of six A320-200 planes worth $277 million under a financial lease was implemented in early 2011. A joint venture of the French Snecma and the American General Electric -CFM International supplied engines under the contract.
Medium-range A320 aircrafts operated by the Uzbek airline since July 2010 completely replaced the old Tu-154.