Experts working with Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT) successfully completed C-check maintenance work on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner wide-body aircraft of Uzbekistan Airways.
This form of maintenance is one of the most difficult types of checks for all systems, equipment and aircraft structure. And therefore, special attention was paid to be prepared for its implementation. The UAT engineering and logistics services were involved in the work, as they spent six months to make assessment, analysis, planning, distribution of upcoming work and deliver all necessary spare parts. Necessary ground equipment was also manufactured, specialized parking for the aircraft with racks and quick-access warehouses was prepared, special tools and control and testing equipment were purchased.
As a result of such thorough preparation, the C-check was carried out in the shortest possible time at a high level. All relevant checks, improvements to service bulletins and airworthiness directives have been carried out. Engines, landing gear, wing mechanization, control systems, hydro and electric, oxygen and fire systems have been serviced, as well as software was updated for aircraft systems. In addition, the carpet was completely updated, the seat covers of the passenger compartment were made and replaced, and the aircraft was partially restored.
It should be noted that Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT) is one of the leading centers for maintenance and repair of aircraft in the former USSR and it has certificates from the aviation authorities of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Europe (EASA) and Bermuda (BCAA). Maintenance and repair (MRO) of such aircraft as the Boeing 757/767/787, Airbus 300/310/318/319/320/321 and their components is carried out in the UAT modern workshop, where Boeing 737 MRO is currently being completed.
On September 18, 2019, the presentation of the touristic potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the services of the Uzbekistan Airways was held in the northern capital of the Russian Federation.
The event, organized by the Representative Office of Uzbekistan Airways in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, together with the general agent for the sale of air travel company AeroTur, was attended by representatives of major local travel companies and the North-West Federal District.
During the presentation of the rich tourism potential of our republic and the wide capabilities of the National Airline in the field of transportation, it was noted that the tourist flow from Russia to Uzbekistan during the spring-summer of 2019 increased by 30%, and this is an indicator of the increased interest of Russian guests in our country, and also the stable operation of the national air carrier. The participants were presented with new winter season and further plans for the development of the Uzbekistan Airways flight network both to our republic and along transit routes.
Undoubtedly, such events contribute not only to the development of business relations and tourism between the countries, but also serve to promote the Uzbek tourist destination and NAC services in this region.
Uzbekistan Airways announces the opening of the sale of air tickets for flights to Munich in connection with the introduction of a new regular route Tashkent-Munich-Tashkent from September 19, 2019. The price of an economy class return air ticket for Uzbekistan Airways’ flights on the route Tashkent –Munich – Tashkent comes to EUR 520+. Flights on this route will be operated from April 1, 2020 on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Recall that at present, Uzbekistan Airways carries out regular flights to one of the largest economic centers in Germany, the city of Frankfurt with a frequency of three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Uzbekistan Airways is pleased to announce the implementation of direct flights to Phuket (Thailand) in the winter.
Flights will be operated from December 14 of the current year to January 25, 2020. with a frequency of one time per week according to the following traffic schedule (local time):
Saturday: HY-535 Tashkent 21:00 - Phuket 05:30 (Sunday)
Sunday: HY-536 Phuket 07:05 - Tashkent 11:45
The sale of air tickets for flights Tashkent - Phuket - Tashkent began on August 27. You can book and purchase tickets on the official website of the airline or at the NAC airline ticket sales offices.
On August 26, 2019 another Tajik Air’s airplane landed at the “Tashkent” International Airport named after Islam Karimov, as it arrived for maintenance and repairs (MRO) at the Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT) belonged to Uzbekistan Airways, the national air company of Uzbekistan.
This is not the first Tajik Air’s airliner to undergo MRO at UAT. Mutually beneficial cooperation with Tajik Air has been established since 2016.
There are plans to carry out a complicated C-check form of maintenance on the arrived aircraft.
Oleg Volokitin, Deputy Chief Manager, MRO Center for Western Aircraft, UAT, said, “Our airline has the necessary technical facilities and qualified personnel to provide all types of MRO for Western-made aircraft. Its capacities make it possible to carry out almost all labour-intensive forms of technical maintenance – from painting to overhaul – not only of its aircraft, but also to offer these services to foreign air carriers. The experts working with our enterprise are making every effort to satisfy customers’ requests, namely, to timely perform quality maintenance of their aircraft.”
It should be noted the Uzbekistan Airways Technics’ current portfolio of orders for aircraft MRO is very dense, and this, in turn, indicates to its positive image abroad. Every year, airplanes of SCAT Airlines (Kazakhstan), Tajik Air and other foreign air carriers undergo technical maintenance at the UAT in Tashkent. Until the end of 2019, another Tajik Air’s aircraft and the one of SCAT Airlines are expected to arrive for MROs.
From October 5, 2019 Uzbekistan Airways together with the
“Charter Flights Group” Ltd. launches the direct weekly charter flights on the route Tashkent– Kiev – Tashkent.
Flights will be operated once a week according to the following schedule (local time):
Departure from Tashkent 11:55 pm (Saturdays) – arrival in Kiev 02:45 am (Sundays)
Departure from Kiev 04:15 am (Sundays) – arrival in Tashkent 10:45 am (Sundays).
Flights will be operated on Airbus A320 aircraft.
To purchase tickets, please contact Charter Flights Group LLC:
Tashkent city Chilanzar district, 11 quarter, house 46.
Tel: (998) 93 516 7171, (998) 93 566 7575,
Kiev Saksahanskoho street, house 5, office 3.
Tel: (380) 66 697 9999, (380) 68 011 5555
Experts of the Aircraft Technical Maintenance Center, a part of the Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT), carried out a new type of technical service for the first time. This is related with replacing the landing gear of the Uzbekistan Airways’ Airbus A320.
Repair work carried out on time and with high quality. Such a unique technical operation on aircraft of this type is carried out once in every ten years. The mastered technical process can significantly reduce the time of aircraft maintenance and helps the air carrier to quickly return them to operation.
Until the end of 2019, Uzbekistan Airways Technics plans to replace chassis racks on several more Airbus A320 and Boeing 757 aircraft owned by Uzbekistan Airways. For the first time, this complex form of MRO on the Boeing 757 was mastered in January 2009.
It should be noted that the certificates of the Gosavianadzor (State Air Supervision Agency), Uzbekistan, and international aviation authorities enable experts of this enterprise to carry out this type of maintenance on aircraft of other airlines.
On September 24 – 26, 2019 the international aerospace summit named Aeromart Nagoya 2019 will be held in Nagoya, Japan. Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT) will present Uzbekistan Airways for the first time at such forum. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) invited this Uzbek aviation enterprise to present its services.
In recent years, there has been an active development of the aviation segment, and due to the fact that planes are becoming more complicated, there are more and more questions on their maintenance and repair. Aeromart Nagoya is a great opportunity to explore today’s market trends in this segment, establish business relationships and develop partnerships.
The expansion of the Japanese aerospace industry and a special invitation of Uzbekistan Airways Technics by the organizers to this international aerospace summit indicate the direct interest to the Uzbek market of aviation services in Japan. During the summit program, UAT plans to present a wide range of services for the maintenance and repair of Boeing 757/767/787, Airbus 300/310/318/319/320/321 aircraft and their components, including the Boeing 737 NG MRO, as the experts working with the Uzbek aviation enterprise have already deeply involved in MRO processes. Based on the results of the presentations, there are plans to hold meetings in B2B format with potential buyers of aviation services, manufacturers and suppliers of aircraft to direct discussion of possible cooperation. Concurrently with the summit, conferences will be held organized by major representatives of the aerospace industry, within which it will be possible to get acquainted with innovations, possible promising areas and current trends in the aviation market.
The UAT’s participation in such a major international event will allow demonstrating the high export potential aircraft repair enterprise based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and establish business ties with Japanese colleagues, including aircraft MROs, as one of the most important segments of aviation. Undoubtedly, it will also play a positive role in attracting foreign investment, new foreign customers who want to conduct maintenance of their fleet at UAT, and will probably open new pages in the development of this aviation enterprise.
For reference: The Aeromart Nagoya International Aerospace Summit is a platform for players in the aerospace industry to develop global business and explore the latest market trends in this industry. The main purpose of the meetings held as part of the summit is to find contacts with suppliers, contractors and partners for commercial and technical cooperation. Conference participants are the largest aviation companies in Japan and other countries worldwide.
Civil aviation of Uzbekistan: in the mirror of a new history
The National air company «Uzbekistan Airways» was established at January 28, 1992. Over the years, it has come a long way and today it occupies its place among air carriers in the international aviation market. At that time, our state has already formulated tasks that have been successfully implemented by the country's aviators for more than 27 years and are aimed at modernization and development of civil aviation.
Over the years, the National Airline has managed to expand the scope of civil aviation and perform flights to all continents of the world. “Uzbekistan Airways" airliners fly more than 60 routes to Europe, Asia and America, perform charter flights from Alaska to New Zealand. During the last three months of the last year, regular flights to three new destinations - Mumbai, Vladivostok, Jeddah - have been mastered, regular flights to Jakarta and Tbilisi have been launched this year, and the issue of opening flights to Munich is also being considered.
The frequency of international flights has been significantly increased. For example, the number of flights on one of the most popular routes Tashkent - Moscow has increased to 27 per week, and in total with flights to the Russian capital from Samarkand, Bukhara, Urgench, Termez, Namangan and Ferghana reaches 49. The frequency of flights from Tashkent to Seoul, New York, Istanbul, Dubai, Delhi, Bangkok, Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Minsk, St.Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Novosibirsk has also increased. One of the most popular destinations - Istanbul - is operated fourteen flights a week from the capital and three from Samarkand.
In order to support carriers and create additional conditions for business entities, NAC actively participated in the development of the draft document "On the implementation of the National Logistics Portal". The "logistika.uz" portal provides all transport companies and entrepreneurs with a single information database on the availability of goods and opportunities for their transportation. It makes it easy for cargo owners to find and choose free or associated transport on an alternative basis, as well as to quickly solve the issues of transportation of perishable goods (if they are foodstuffs or fruit and vegetable products).
«Uzbekistan Airways» has electronic passenger interline agreements with 40 airlines around the world, thanks to which the route network of the NAC is significantly expanded, passengers are provided with a large list of destinations for travel, taking into account connecting flights of partners.
The airline has implemented a number of innovative solutions. A new interactive "seat selection" service is provided, which allows you to pre-book the most convenient seat for the passenger on board (this can be a favorite seat for many people at the window, in the front of the cabin or closer to the aisle). An official mobile application for booking and purchasing air tickets "Uzbekistan Airways" has also been introduced. In addition, if earlier only Visa and UzCard bank cards were used for online payment of air carrier's services, now MasterCard has been added to the list, which made the sales system more accessible both for citizens of Uzbekistan and other countries. Also in February of this year, a new co-branded bank card "NAK-NBU" was put into circulation, allowing the airline to perform flights free of charge by accumulating points when paying for goods and services.
In 2018, the NAC operated more than 21 thousand flights and transported more than three million people. The anniversary three-millionth passenger was registered on December 17, 2018. It is impossible to operate flights all over the world without studying and adopting international experience and integrating into the global air transport system. A logical step in this direction was the inclusion of Uzbekistan Airways in the official register of IOSA operators in 2008. In addition to that, the airline is actively working on participation in certain IATA and ICAO programs.
The list of the airline's achievements and new awards is replenished every year. The national air carrier is recognized as the most punctual airline in the international airports of Domodedovo, Sochi, Krasnodar, Kazan, Koltsovo and the most dynamically developing air carrier of the CIS countries in the airports of Pulkovo and Vnukovo. The airline was awarded the Eurasian Aviation Marketing Prize at the NETWORK 2018 forum in Kazan and a Certificate of Merit from Yemelyanovo Airport for the contribution to the development of international passenger air transportation at Krasnoyarsk Airport in 2018. Repeatedly participating in the International Forum "SkyService", held with the purpose of developing services and services on board civil aircraft, "Uzbekistan Airways" was awarded prestigious prizes - in 2018, our flight attendants' team won the Cup "Team of the Year" in a prestigious professional competition and one of the employees was recognized as the "Best flight attendant of the year", This year, Uzbekistan Airways flight attendants, having won the first place, won the nomination "Trade as an art of service", and the flight attendant of the airline was awarded the title of the second vice-miss in the SkyLady 2019 competition.
Training and continuous maintenance of pilots, flight attendants, ground support specialists are the areas that have always been important in the airline's activities, as one of the main factors of flight safety. With the help of modern procedural simulators Boeing 757/767, A320, which are installed in the Training Complex of the Training Center (TTC) of the NAC, the flight crews are trained in conditions that are as close as possible to the real ones. During the year, the actual load of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 767 simulators grew by an average of 30 percent due to the intensification of work with Central Asian airlines. In September, 2018, a new unique simulator "V9000 Commander" was put into operation to practice firefighting skills and actions in case of smoke inhalation inside the aircraft cabin, manufactured in the Netherlands. Such equipment of the Training Center allows to form highly professional personnel meeting the high requirements of the airline. At present, the Training Center of the NAC is starting the initial training of pilots.
Over the course of 27 years, the «Uzbekistan Airways» aircraft fleet has been gradually upgraded. Since 2004, all outdated Soviet-built aircraft, such as the Il-86, Il-62, Tu-154, An-24, Yak-40, have been systematically replaced by modern Boeing-757 and 767, Airbus 320 in the interests of flight safety and creating the most comfortable conditions for our passengers. In 2016, the first two Boeing-787 Dreamliners were delivered, and in 2018, the third "dream liner" was received. This year, the fourth and fifth Dreamliners have been added to the Uzbekistan Airways's fleet, and by 2020, the delivery of the sixth aircraft of this type is expected, with its arrival, Uzbekistan Airlines will become the leading operator of such aircraft in the CIS. Also this year, two highly efficient Airbus A320neo aircraft were added to the NAC fleet. To date, the airline has 4 airliners (two Boeing-787 Dreamliners and two Airbus A320 neo) equipped with Internet access via Wifi.
Of course, the most important and key event in the history of the NAC was the Decree of the President of the country "On measures for the radical improvement of civil aviation of the Republic of Uzbekistan" dated November 27, 2018. According to the document, the national airline “O‘zbekiston Havo Yo‘llari” will start its operations under the brand name of Uzbekistan Airways. Also by reorganization on the basis of NAC "Uzbekistan Airports" joint stock company (JSC) is created, and state unitary enterprises included in the NAC, are transformed into limited liability companies (LLC).
Undoubtedly, the ongoing reforms will bring significant benefits in economic growth, improving the efficiency of the airline's operations, its competitiveness and ensuring a high level of flight safety. In short, Uzbekistan's civil aviation will undergo a new stage of development. And the staff of the «Uzbekistan Airways» is set on positive changes in its activities, which will allow the national air carrier to occupy a worthy place in the international aviation market and decorate the chronicle of the Uzbek civil aviation with new achievements. High professionalism and hard work of the airline's specialists during all these years are able to ensure even higher status of the country's civil aviation in the world arena.
Reduced air ticket tariffs will be in force on Tashkent – Sharjah air route since August 15 till September 30, 2019, whereas, as regards Sharjah – Tashkent flights, this will apply since August 15 through September 30, 2019 and since October 1 through October 26, 2019.
Currently, Uzbekistan Airways operates its flights en route Tashkent – Sharjah – Tashkent twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, on comfortable Airbus A320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Tickets can be purchased at the airline's official website www.uzairways.com or at all sales offices of Uzbekistan Airways.