Uzbekistan Airways puts more ageing long-haul Boeings up for sale
The flag carrier of Uzbekistan is to take delivery of an Airbus A320neo and a Boeing 787-8 this year
As part of its major fleet consolidation and renewal plans, Uzbekistan Airways is putting four aircraft up for sale – an equal number of narrow-body long-haul Boeing 757-200s and wide-body Boeing 767-300s.
The national airline took delivery of two Airbus A320neos and two Boeing 787-8s last year and the arrival of its sixth B787 Dreamliner is scheduled for the first quarter of this year, with the flag carrier also expecting another A320neo in 2020. Eventually, the airline plans to concentrate on two or three types, a company executive has confirmed to Russian Aviation Insider in Tashkent.
The sales announcement states the asking price for the 1991-vintage Boeing 757-200, with registration UK-75701, is US$12.03 million and US$12.41 million for its twin brother registered as UK-75702.
Meanwhile, the younger, 2003-built Boeing 767-300, with registration UK-67007, is offered for sale at US$21.41 million, and the 2004-built UK-67008 unit for US$22.36 million.
The major fleet rejuvenation project, which was announced in 2018, means that, in total, the airline has put 18 aircraft up for sale, including two 1999-vintage Boeing 757-200s, as well as two Boeing 767-300ERs that were produced between 2003 and 2004. It is also discarding its entire freighter fleet of two Boeing 767-300BCFs (built in 1996 and 1997) and five Russian-made Ilyushin IL-76TDs (1982 and 1992).
Uzbekistan Airways officially phased out the last of its Ilyushin IL-114-100 regional turboprops in May 2018, in doing so bringing to an end the era of Soviet-built passenger aircraft in its fleet.
Once all these aircraft have left Uzbekistan Airways’ fleet it will have 12 Airbus A320ceo/neos, three Boeing 757-200s, five Boeing 787-8s and eight Boeing 767-300s.
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