Another Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with new Sharklet wing-tip devices joined the fleet of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines. It was named after Soviet pilot-cosmonaut, Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov, Aeroflot’s press-service reports.
“The Sharklet wing-tip devices improve the jet’s aerodynamics and offer operators up to 4% fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors. The new wing-tip devices are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. All the jets are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer’s site. The jet is powered by CFM56 engines and features a two-class cabin configuration seating 158 passengers (8 seats in business class and 150 ones – in the economy class). Aeroflot operates the A320 Family jets on European and domestic flights. Aeroflot is among the world’s leading companies in terms of service reliability and the actual time in the air per aircraft”, - said in the carrier’s statement.
At present, Aeroflot’s fleet comprises 98 А319/20/321 Family aircraft; the average age of these liners is 4.8 years. The Airbus А320 Family jets are among the best medium-haul liners in the world; they meet the highest international standards in the area of flight safety, reliability and comfort, Aeroflot added.