Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered a new 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger airplane to Uzbekistan Airways, coinciding with the airline’s 20th anniversary.
This is the first of the four 767-300ERs ordered by the airline in 2008. Uzbekistan Airways, headquartered in Tashkent, also has two 787-8s on order.
“Air travel in and out of our region is increasing and the 767-300ER, with its excellent fuel efficiency and operational flexibility, will enable us to successfully meet the growing demand,” said Valeriy Tian, director-general, Uzbekistan Airways. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary and implement our growth plans, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Boeing.”
The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of clean, quiet, fuel-efficient airplanes that provide maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. Boeing has delivered more than 1,000 767s that are flown by over 120 operators around the world.
“We congratulate Uzbekistan Airways on their 20th year of successful operations and Boeing is proud to be a partner with this technically advanced and extremely well managed airline,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the new, even more passenger-pleasing cabin interior, low operating costs and technological innovations, Boeing is confident that the 767-300ERs will play an important role as Uzbekistan Airways continues with its expansion plans.”
Source: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)
Date: Feb 9, 2012