Uzbekistan Havo Yollari receives second Boeing-787 Dreamliner
Deputy Director-General of Uzbekistan Gennadiy Kharlap, Deputy Directors of Aviation Enterprise Uzbekistan Airways Technics Andrey Margachev and Valeriy Kosov received the plane at the Boeing facility. Pilots Andrey Tyan, co-pilo Yuriy Gorkov and chief navigator of the airline Stanislav Gurfinkel carried out 12-hour flight to bring the airplane from Seattle to Uzbekistan.
A solemn ceremony of meeting of the airplane was held in Tashkent with participation of the officials of the state bodies.
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari received the first Boeing-787 Dreamliner airplane on 31 August. The airline started commercial exploitation on 5 September. It carried out first international flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 9 September.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It seats 250 to 330 passengers, depending on the variant.
Boeing states that it is the company’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction. According to Boeing, the 787 consumes 20% less fuel than the similarly-sized 767.
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari and Boeing signed a contract on purchase of two airlines of Boeing-787-800 Dreamliner and additional engine.
The cost of the contract is US$246.4 million. Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan (FRDU) issued a loan for US$223.2 million to finance the contract.