AEROFLOT PUTS N. ZHUKOVSKY A321 INTO OPERATION
November 20 2009, Moscow. – JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has received the 14th А321 by Airbus. By the end of 2009, the company plans to receive two more aircraft of this model. Currently, Aeroflot fleet includes 60 aircraft from the А319/320/321 family.
The airplaqne was named "N.Zhukovsky" in honour of the scientist in area of mechanics, the founder of modern hydroaerodynamics, a member-correspondent of the Petersburg Academy of sciences.
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. A321 is one of the best machines for medium range flights, complying with safety, reliability and passenger comfort requirements.