On June 23rd, 2007 Avialeasing completed the delivery of the seventh TU-154M aircraft (Reg. ¹ 85069) to UTair Aviation.
The project of submission of seven Tu-154M Aircraft to Utair Aviation was scheduled at the beginning of 2006 and finally completed at the end of June 2007. Six aircraft (Reg. ¹¹ 85789, 85013, 85016, 85018, 85056, 85069) were submitted to the airline under the terms of operational leasing. One aircraft (Reg. ¹ 85788) was delivered under the Purchase contract.
Five of the Aircraft supplied to UTair Aviation (Reg. ¹¹ 85013, 85016, 85018, 85056, 85069) were modified at VARZ-400 Vnukovo Aircraft Repair Factory Nr. 400. Within the modernization program the aircraft were equipped with the upgraded systems for international flights:
- station oxygen system for passengers and crew members,
- RVSM system, - GPWS,
- ARM-406 emergency radio beacons,
Besides, the aircraft had the engines and APU with full L.B.O and sound-absorbing constructions installed.
Some design improvements were implemented on each of the aircraft aimed to save fuel and increase the payload of the aircraft, i.e. the winglets of new configuration and light floors of honeycomb structure made by Hexel. (See “The TU-154 modernization program” for more detailed information).
Light floors of honeycomb structure made by Hexel The winglets of new configuration
Within the framework of the Program Avialeasing cooperates with the greatest banking and insurance institutions of Russia: Sberbank, the National Standard Bank, VSK Insurance House and SOGAZ Insurance Group.
The further development plans of our company in the sector of medium-long range aircraft produced by domestic manufacturers are connected with the acquisition and reconfiguration of TU-154M aircraft into a cargo model (See “The TU-154 modernization program for more detailed information”). This solution was taken by the Board of Avialeasing at the meeting in May 2007 where they approved the financial plan of the company for the period of 2008-2009 to acquire and subsequently lease five TU-154MC cargo aircraft. At present this project is getting developed. The first of the TU-154MC aircraft is to be leased this year.