On April 13, 2019, the fleet of the National Airline of Uzbekistan was replenished with the fourth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
The aircraft was acquired as part of an investment project to upgrade and expand the NAC aircraft fleet with modern aircraft to ensure competitiveness and safety of flights.
The new aircraft arrived from the manufacturing plant like the previous three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. It also features GE Aviation's GEnx-1B engines, which provide low noise, minimal CO2 emissions, and better fuel efficiency. The airliner is designed to carry 246 passengers, 24 - in business class and 222 - in economy class.
It is designed to provide maximum comfort for passengers. Spacious lounge, comfortable and wide seats, new flooring, lighting and noise insulation, personal HD touch screens for using entertainment programs make an impression and provide the passengers of Uzbekistan Airways an exciting pastime in flight.
Note that the next Boeing 787-8 differs from the previous three Dreamliners operated by the NAC with the availability of equipment for accessing the Internet. This is the third liner of Uzbekistan Airways, where you can use the “Internet on board” service. Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a communications provider aboard the aircraft and also a supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems (Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity) as on the A320neo of the NAC.
The national airline of Uzbekistan, being the first customer of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in Central Asia, began their commercial operation in 2016. In accordance with the NAC development plans in 2020, its fleet will have six airliners of this type and will become the leading operator of such aircraft in the CIS.
The modernization of the fleet will allow the Uzbekistan Airways to adequately represent the republic’s interests in the global air transportation market, will have a significant impact on increasing the economic potential of the country, including in the development of domestic and foreign tourism, and will certainly open a new stage in the development of the national air carrier.