Tashkent, Uzbekistan - State-owned Uzbek carrier Uzbekistan Airways detoxifies its fleet. Aircraft older than 15 years leave the airline.
In November 2018, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a bill for the improvement of civil aviation in Uzbekistan.
For the national airline of the country, this commitment confirmed its already adopted modernization course.
Just recently, the airline celebrated the arrival of its fifth Boeing 787. The sixth Dreamliner will join the airline's fleet soon.
Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
The airline is looking for potential buyers for its stored Il-114s
The carrier's passenger fleet consists exclusively of western aircraft of the Boeing 757, 767 and 787s, as well as the Airbus A320-200 and A320neos since all seven Ilyushin Il-114 were stored.
The airline is looking for potential buyers for its stored Il-114s.
Uzbekistan Airways operated its Il-114 turboprops on its domestic routes. No buyer found so far.
In addition to the Il-114s, all planes older than 15 years old will also be removed from the fleet. These planes are: two Boeing 757-200 built in 1999 and two Boeing 767-300 built in 1996, two 767-300BCF converted to freighters in 2003 and 2004, and five Ilyushin Il-76 TD, built between 1982 and 1992.