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Aeroflot orders Five Airbus A321s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of five A321 aircraft to add to its growing medium haul fleet. The contract was signed Tuesday at the 46th Farnborough International Airshow.

Powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines, Aeroflots A321s will feature a spacious and comfortable two-class cabin layout, and will be deployed on the airlines extended European and domestic networks.

Aeroflot was the first airline in Russia to operate the A310, with an entry into service in 1992, as well as the first to operate the A320 Family as from 2003. Currently, Aeroflot has 38 A320 Family aircraft.

The A320 Family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321. Each aircraft features fly by wire controls and all share a unique cockpit and operational commonality across the range. The A320 Family also offers a containerized cargo system, which is compatible with the world wide standard wide-body system. Around 6,200 Airbus A320 Family aircraft have been sold and more than 3,500 delivered to some 280 customers and operators worldwide. Twelve carriers from CIS currently operate over 100 Airbus aircraft.

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