UTair Aviation took delivery of its second Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation under the contract for delivery of 40 airliners signed in 2011, the carrier’s press-service reports.
"The jet was delivered to the customer from Boeing’s assembly line in Seattle (USA). The liner has arrived in Moscow after performing the Trans-Pacific flight. UTair’s fleet renewal program assumes acquisition of over 80 new aircraft during the period until 2018", - the carrier’s press-service noted.
In 2014 the airline will take delivery of 7 more Boeing 737-800/900 liners. All the jets are powered by CFM56-5B and feature a single-class cabin layout seating 170 (Boeing 737-800) or 220 (Boeing 737-900) passengers (the jets feature Boeing Sky Interior). During the flight the lighting changes from soft sky blue colors during boarding to relaxing colors of the setting sun. This interior arises sensation of an augmented space of the cabin, UTair added.
"The jets are fitted with ergonomic Pinnacle seats. Due to usage of composites the weight of the seats was reduced by 15% as compared to other models; it allows increasing the legroom, decreasing the airframe’s weight and operating costs. Besides the contract for delivery of 40 Boeing 737NGs, UTair will take delivery of 20 Airbus A321s by 2016 (six of them were put into operation in 2013-2014). This year the carrier will also take delivery of 6 Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR jets manufactured by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). Implementation of this program will allow the airline to operate the youngest fleet in Russia by 2020", - the press-service stated.