Uzbek national airline gets seventh IL-114-100 aircraft

Business Materials 30 May 2013 18:25 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, May 30 / Trend, D. Azizov /

The Uzbek national airline "Uzbekistan Airways" has recieved the last of seven "IL-114-100" passenger aircraft that were purchased from "Chkalov Tashkent Industrial Aircraft Association", the airline told Trend on Wednesday.

It was previously reported that the Uzbek airline began the commercial operation of the modified "IL-114-100" in September 2003.

The planes are made from modern Russian equipment, avionics from the United States' Rockwell Collins, engines from Canadian Pratt & Whitney, propellers from Hamilton Sundstrand (USA) and the additional power unit from Honeywell (USA) have been installed at modified "IL-114-100" aircraft. The capacity of the aircraft is 52 passengers.

The new "IL-114-100" aircraft are replacing obsolete Soviet-made aircraft on local and regional routes.

The airline began decommissioning "IL-86s", "IL-62s", "Tu-154s", "Yak-40s" and "AN-24s" in 2004.

Besides the "IL-114-100" aircraft, the Uzbek airline fleet currently consists of 30 western aircraft, including twelve Boeing (four "767-300", five "757-200" and three "767-300-ER"), thirteen Airbuses (three "A310s" and 10 "A320-200s"), three "RJ-85s", and two "A 300-600Fs" cargo aricrafts.

The Uzbek airline makes flights to 21 cities in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia, 22 cities in CIS countries and 11 routes at local airlines. The company increased passenger transportation by 13.5 percent up to 2.636 million passengers in 2012 compared to 2011.