National air company “Uzbekistan Airways” - 25 years: Worthy history and confident look to the future
There are many events in the chronicle of Uzbekistan, which have defined current day and future of the country. Establishing the National air company “Uzbekistan Airways” 25 years ago marked a new era in the process of the civil aviation formation. During this period the brand «Uzbekistan airways» has become known and recognized all over the world as brand of stabile, safe and reliable carrier.
On January 28, 2017 the National air company of Uzbekistan celebrates its quarter-of-a-century jubilee. This holiday is truly valuable for staff of the National air company. In retrospect looking over the course made it may receive evidence that each subsequent year was not less fruitful than previous one. Increasing economic potential and public image of the civil aviation of Uzbekistan is the obvious proof of this fact.
Air company has many things for pride. Modern comfortable aircraft of Uzbekistan regularly land and take off in more than 50 cities of Europe and Asia, operate charter flights in range from Alaska to New Zealand. Pilots of Uzbekistan have mastered aircraft А320, Boeing-757/767, IL-114-100, and today exploit new generation aircraft “Dreamliner”. Their skill and potential are well known in the world and highly ranked by international organizations.
The National air company of Uzbekistan has been recognized as the best operator of aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the world. According to the results of 6 months of operations (December 2016 – May 2017) the NAC “Uzbekistan Airways” has shown the best figure on accident-free exploitation of aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner among operators of Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the world, providing 100 % of safety and regularity of flights on this type of aircraft. The Boeing Company has awarded the NAC for successful and safe exploitation of aircraft of this type.
Today the “Dreamliners” perform the flights to Dubai, Delhi, Amritsar, Istanbul, Tel-Aviv, Seoul, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Kuala-Lumpur and Singapore, as well as to New-York via Riga. On July 27, 2017 on the first time in the history the National air company “Uzbekistan Airways” carried out the first direct flight on the route “Tashkent – New-York – Tashkent” on aircraft “Dreamliner”.
Many large projects were realized in the industry during passed years. Ground infrastructure of airports was modernized, fleet was completely renewed, new types of aircraft were mastered. New routes were opened, new terminals with high capacity were built, advanced technologies were implemented.
Modern mini-centers of Air Traffic Control (ATC) have been put into exploitation in airports as well as new air navigation system. Each aircraft in the sky of Uzbekistan is under continuing supervision of highly skilled traffic controllers of the Center “Uzaeronavigation”.
All 11 airports of the republic have status «International» and are equipped by reliable and perfect screening equipment. Modern passenger terminals are fitted out by all comfort facilities and equipment, met the international standards. There is departure hall with improved comfort level «Business Lounge Uzbekistan airways» in the capital’s airport.
International intermodal logistic center, created on the base of airport «Navoi», is one of the largest and most high-technological air cargo complexes of the region. Today it connects Uzbekistan with main logistic centers of Eurasia – Frankfurt-am-Main, Milan, Vienna, Oslo, Basel, Zaragoza, Dubai, Delhi, Inchon, Tianjin, Hanoi and Shanghai.
«Each passenger is important for us!» - this slogan is always actual in activity of the enterprise «Catering», providing tasty meal to board of aircraft. Year by year the higher requirements are made to the meal quality, and staff is continually working on such quality, improving the process of meal preparation and menu.
Air company of “Special Aviation Works” (that is the part of NAC and has aircraft An-2 and multifunctional helicopters Mi-8MTV in its fleet) plays significant role in development of agriculture and water industry and tourism potential of the republic.
On international market of aviation services there are more and more customers wishing to co-operate with Uzbek air company. Due to own aviation repair enterprise the national carrier may qualitatively maintain aircraft airworthiness by itself as well as render services on aircraft maintenance and repair to foreign air companies.
On aviation enterprise «Uzbekistan Airways Technics», performing all kinds of maintenance for aircraft of various modifications (including Boeing 787 Dreamliner), the Center on repair of composite components of aircraft was established. It opens large prospects in development of activity of this enterprise on repair of modern aircraft. The project on construction of modern airport complex for civil (business) aviation on the base of aerodrome “Tashkent-Eastern” is realized.
Plans of the national air carrier, large on scale of CIS countries, show dynamic of development and progress of civil aviation of Uzbekistan. Contract on delivery of 4 additional aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been signed. The project on building the a modern airport complex for civil (business) aviation based on the “Tashkent-Eastern” (“Tashkent-Oriental) is realized.
A project is underway to build Air company has created own base on preparing, training and refresher training of its personnel. Training Center has professional teaching staff and Simulator Center with various types of simulator, including full-flight simulator of aircrafts IL-114-100, А320 and Boeing 767. It allows to offer services on preparing and training to foreign air companies.
Realization of these projects in near-term outlook will put civil aviation of Uzbekistan into quantitatively new level, insuring its status and public image in international scene. Air company staff is aimed at leadership on the market of air transportations. Providing the safety of flight and passenger is the most priority area in its activity. Personnel will always be faithful to air company’s slogan – «Safety, stability, comfort».