AEROFLOT STARTS OPERATING TITOV A320 AIRCRAFT
June 10 2009, Moscow. – JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has received the 30th A320 aircraft by Airbus. By the end of this year the company plans receiving of two more A320’s. Currently, Aeroflot’s air fleet includes 53 airplanes from the A319/320/321 family. This aircraft is named after “No.2 astronaut”, Hero of the Soviet Union, German Titov.
The aircraft was received under the 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.