The fleet of Uzbekistan Airways replenished with the fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
On July 2, 2019, a high-tech airliner Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of the National Airline of Uzbekistan arrived in Tashkent from the manufacturing plant. This is the fifth airliner of this type in the NAC fleet.
The new aircraft, which received the registration number - UK78705, as well as the previous four airliners, was purchased within the framework of the investment project to upgrade and expand the fleet of NAC aircraft with modern aircraft technology to ensure competitiveness and flight safety.
Prior to its arrival in Tashkent, the aircraft passed flight and ground tests at the Boeing airfield in Everett. During the test flights, in the presence of a group of NAC's flight and technical personnel, all the mechanisms of the airliner were tested and the necessary procedures were worked out.
The fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of the NAC also has GEnx-1B turbofan jet engines from GE Aviation, which provide low noise, minimal CO2 emissions and better fuel efficiency. The new airliner is the airline's fourth airplane to have a satellite communications station for broadband Internet access during the flight.
The airliner is designed to carry 246 passengers (24 in business class and 222 in economy class). Spacious lounge, comfortable and wide armchairs, new floor coverings, lighting and noise insulation, personal touch screen HD-screens for using entertainment programs, Wi-fi for Internet access will provide the passengers of "Uzbekistan Airways" with maximum comfort and exciting pastime in flight.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a provider of on-board communications and In flight Entertainment and Connectivity, as well as on the A320neo of the NAC and previous Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The National Airline of Uzbekistan became the first customer of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in Central Asia. Their commercial operation started in September 2016. Currently, this type of airliner is used for flights to Europe, Asia, America, from Alaska to New Zealand.
In 2020, in accordance with the development plans of Uzbekistan Airways, the fleet will have six airliners of this type and will become the leading operator of such aircraft in the CIS.
Press Service of the NAC.