AEROFLOT PUTS INTO OPERATION PRZHEVALSKY А320 AIRCRAFT
April 1, 2009, Moscow. – Aeroflot – Russian Airlines JSC received the 29th A320 airplane by Airbus. By the end of 2009 the company expects 3 more crafts of the model delivered. At the moment, Aeroflot’s fleet includes 52 aircrafts from the A319/320/321 family. The plane was called after N. Przhevalsky, a member of Russian geographical society and Academy of sciences, the general-major.
The aircraft was received under an operational lease contract signed in 2007. The leasing company is General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
All the machines are supplied directly ex-factory. The cabins are delivered in two-class layout to accommodate 116 (A319), 140 (A320) and 170 (A321) passengers. Aeroflot operates A320 family aircrafts to a destinations network in Russia and Europe. The company is among the world’s leaders in terms of operational reliability and actual hours flown per aircraft.
A320 is one of the best machines for medium range flights, complying with safety, reliability and passenger comfort requirements