OJSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” has signed a protocol of intentions to purchase 22 aircrafts A350-xxx XWB from Airbus. According to the specified agreement the aircrafts will be supplied within 2014 – 2017.
Aeroflot was the first in Russia and CIS to exploit airbuses in 1992. First these were liners of А310 family, then А319, А320 and А321. Nowadays the fleet includes 27 aircrafts of A320 family. Aeroflot is one of the world leaders in terms of exploitation reliability and actual airborne hours per one aircraft.
Liners A350 hold from 270 to 350 passengers and have a flying range of over 15000 km. The aircrafts have similar piloting and cabin fitting properties that makes training of pilots easier and allows using “universal” crews.
Valeriy Okulov, General Director, signed the protocol on behalf of OJSC “Aeroflot”, and Fabrice Bregier, Executive Director – on behalf of Airbus.OJSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” is based in Moscow, Russia, at the Sheremetyevo Airport. The company was established in 1923. It is the largest air carrier with 39% of international and 11% of domestic carriages in Russia. Aeroflot is a member of the global alliance Sky Team, recognized “The Best Air Alliance” by the readers of Global Traveler Magazine in 2005 and 2006. In 2006 it carried 7,3 mln. passengers to 89 cities of 47 countries. Net profit in 2006 should make 6, 9763 bln. rubles. Aeroflot has 302 flights a day and its fleet makes 92 aircrafts. More information is available at www.aeroflot.aero and