September 3, 2009, Moscow. – In compliance with the airworthiness directive by the European Aviation Security Agency effective as of September 07 2009, Aeroflot will, in four months’ time, replace 2 out of 3 total pressure probes (air speed probes) manufactured by Thales to probes by Goodrich on three А330-200 aircrafts received in late 2008 – early 2009.
The new А330-200 airliners which are going to be received by the company after September 04 will be equipped with probes complying with the new technical requirements.
А330-200 aircrafts have a flying range of up to 1,500 km, can accommodate 241 passengers, and are used by the world’s leading air carriers in the long-haul segment. The aircrafts are equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines.
The new А330-200 liners received by Aeroflot come in a two-class layout, with 34 business-class and 207 economy-class seats. The aircrafts are equipped with the IFE system Panasonic eX 2 with wide-screen video monitors 9’’ to 16‘’ in size built in each chair, which allows using multi-channel video and audio programs. The business class compartments are equipped with foldable “cocoon” chairs. The economy-class has a larger inter-row space for a more comfortable accommodation of passengers.
The company intends to operate А330s on both international and domestic routes.
Currently, А330s fly to Beijing, Habana, Vladivostok, Tokyo and London.
Department for Public and Government Relations