UTair Aviation took delivery of its sixth Airbus A321 (tail number VQ-BRS) under the contract for delivery of 20 jets of the type signed in 2012, the carrier’s press-service reports.
"It is the second A321 fitted with Sharklets in the fleet of UTair. Six more jets of the type will be delivered to the carrier this year. The new wing tip devices are made of light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They offer operators up to four percent fuel burn reduction, improve the jet’s aerodynamics and help reduce СO2 and NOx emissions. Moreover, Sharklets help increase the jet’s range and payload", - the airline noted.
In accordance with the contract A321 jets delivered to UTair are powered by CFM56-5B and feature a single-class cabin layout seating 220 passengers. The liners are fitted with state-of-the-art ergonomic Pinnacle seats providing the highest level of comfort. Every seat row is equipped with four AC outlets intended for charging of mobile devices. The carrier operates these jets on international and domestic routes with high passenger traffic, for example, from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Sochi, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Kheviz, Dushanbe, Tashkent, etc.
"According to the carrier’s fleet renewal strategy, it will take delivery of 22 new aircraft in 2014: Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Airbus А321 and SSJ 100. These aircraft have a high fuel efficiency, low fuel consumption and operating costs, low emissions and noise. The jets also meet the highest standards in terms of reliability and safety. Thanks to deliveries of new aircraft and decommissioning of over 50 aircraft in 2013, the average age of aircraft operated by UTair will be 8 years", - the carrier added.