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Uzbekistan Havo Yollari receives the fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft

2 July 2019

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 2 July 2019, the fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of the Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) landed at the Islam Karimov International Airport in Tashkent.

The non-stop flight from Seattle to Tashkent flied for twelve and a half hours. The Uzbek pilots operated new plane.

Before arriving in Tashkent, the plane passed flight and ground tests at the airfield of the Boeing company in Everett. The Uzbek specialists from among the flight and technical personnel, who carried out the acceptance of the airline’s fifth Dreamliner, tested all the mechanisms of the airliner during test flights and worked out the necessary procedures.

The new aircraft, which received a registration number - UK78705, has GEnx-1B turbofan jet engines from GE Aviation, which provide low noise levels, minimal CO2 emissions and better fuel efficiency. It became the fourth airline, which has a satellite communications station for broadband Internet access during the flight.

The provider of communication on board and supplier of in-flight entertainment system (In flight Entertainment and Connectivity), as on A320neo and previous Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of Uzbekistan Havo Yollari, is Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

The new airliner was also acquired as part of an investment project to upgrade and expand the Uzbekistan Havo Yollari’s aircrafts fleet with modern aviation technology to ensure competitiveness and safety of flights.

It is designed to carry 246 passengers: 24 - in business class and 222 - in economy class. Spacious lounge, comfortable and wide seats, new flooring, lighting and noise insulation, personal HD touch screens for using entertainment programs, Wi-fi for Internet access will provide the Uzbekistan Havo Yullari passengers with the maximum comfort and fascinating pastime during the flight.

The national airline of Uzbekistan became the first customer of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in Central Asia. The airline began commercial operation of Dreamline planes in September 2016. Currently, the company uses this type of airliners to operate flights to Europe, Asia, and America, from Alaska to New Zealand.

In 2020, in accordance with the development plans of Uzbekistan Airways, it will have six aircraft of this type and will become the leading operator of such aircraft in the CIS.