S7 Airlines will be the first operator of Airbus A320neo family aircrafts

06.04.2016

S7 Airlines will be the first operator of Airbus A320neo family aircrafts

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, will be the first Russian airline, which will have new modern Airbus A320neo family aircrafts in its fleet.

S7 Airlines signed an agreement for delivery of three Airbus A321neo aircrafts. Lease agreement is signed with the leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC). Also the airline is planning to receive two Airbus A320neo aircrafts, in respect of these aircrafts the airline executed a letter of intent with the leasing company.

S7 Airlines will receive first aircrafts already in spring 2017. Aircrafts will have two-class configuration. A320 aircrafts have eight business class seats and 156 economy class seats. A321 aircrafts have eight business class seats and 195 economy class seats.

“Modern fleet is one of the key advantages of S7 Airlines. We regularly renew our fleet, receiving new aircrafts and implementing latest solutions of aircraft producers. Airbus A320 family aircrafts are the basis of the airline’s fleet. A320neo model suggests more advantages, it provides for reduction of fuel consumption and increase of range, moreover for passengers there are such advantages as comfortable cabins and the lowest noise level among the aircrafts of this family. The airline is going to replace all A320 family aircrafts with neo aircrafts”, Vladimir Objedkov, S7 Airlines General Director, noted.

A320neo models are improved models of A320 family aircrafts (A319neo, A320neo, A321neo). These high performance aircrafts are equipped with up-to-date engines and new wingtip devices Sharklets, which provides for reduction of fuel consumption by 15% comparing with modern Airbus A320ceo aircrafts.

Programmes aimed at optimization of cabin interior helped to increase the aircraft capacity of А320neo, at the same time preserving a high level of comfort.  

А320neo is the most low-noise aircraft in its class. The level of external noise of A320neo is 19 dB lower comparing with requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)1.  In addition А320neo sound trace area at the moment of takeoff is 50% less comparing with А320ceo. This will help to reduce noise pollution, which is important for citizens leaving not far from airports.

Lower noise level is a result of improvement of aerodynamic characteristics (Sharklets), installation of new engines with ventilators of a larger diameter, and new design fans, improved technology of manufacturing of engine nacelle with nearly jointless assembly.


S7 Airlines (a brand of Sibir Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.

The airline has a wide network of domestic routes, with their home base at the air transportation hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to the CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2007, the airline was formally notified by IATA about being accepted to the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operators list and became the second air carrier in Russia to successfully pass the entire international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.

S7 Airlines leverages the global aviation industry’s latest developments in customer service and is actively growing its offerings.

Currently, S7 Airlines has the most modern fleet of aircraft in the Russian air transportation market. All the flights of the airline are operated on aircraft of the world’s leading manufacturers — Airbus, Boeing, Embraer.

S7 Airlines is included in the list of the TOP-100 best airlines in the world and ranks third in Eastern Europe according to the reputable international rating Skytrax.

As of year-end 2018, S7 Airlines became the most punctual Russian airline, ranking sixth in OAG Punctuality League 2019, the European airline punctuality rating.

In 2017, S7 Airlines became the recipient of the Skyway Service Award in two nominations: the best airline in the “Economy Class, Domestic Regular Transportation” category and the “Best Online Service for Customers” category. S7 Airlines is also the recipient of the Safety Leaders Award in the “Transport Safety: Flight Safety” nomination.

S7 Airlines has been repeatedly awarded the Cannes Lions advertising festival prize for its projects, and has received “My Planet” national award for its innovations in the field of travel.

The airline is a member of the S7 Group of companies. In 2018, the airline group carried more than 15.9 million passengers.


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