AEROFLOT PUTS INTO OPERATION ITS 46TH A320 AIRCRAFT
February 10 2009, Moscow. – Aeroflot celebrated this year’s anniversary receiving the 25th А320 craft by Airbus. At the moment, Aeroflot’s fleet includes 46 crafts of the A319/320/321 family. The new aircraft was called after Stepan Krasheninnikov, a Russian ethnographer, geographer, traveler and explorer of Siberia and Kamchatka.
The aircraft was received under an operational lease contract signed in 2007. The leasing company is General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
In 2009, 17 more A320 family aircrafts are to be delivered. All the machines are supplied directly ex-factory. The cabins are delivered in a 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. Aeroflot 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.