- Uzbekistan Airways
Uzbekistan Airways IATA
Founded January 28, 1992 Hubs Frequent-flyer program Uz Air Plus Fleet size 45 (+8 orders) Destinations 58 Company slogan National airline of Uzbekistan Parent company Government of Uzbekistan Headquarters Tashkent, Uzbekistan Key people Website www.uzairways.com
OJSC “Uzbekistan Airways”, operating as National Air Company Uzbekistan Airways (styled as Uzbekistan Airways) (Uzbek: O‛zbekiston havo yo‛llari (Latin Uzbek), Ўзбекистон Ҳаво Йўллари (Cyrilic Uzbek); Russian: Узбекские Авиалинии) is the national airline of Uzbekistan, headquartered in Tashkent. From its hub in Tashkent Airport, the airline serves a number of domestic destinations; the company also flies international services to Asia, Europe and North America. The carrier operates under the IATA airline code HY and the ICAO airline code UZB, while its callsign is UZBEKISTAN.
The carrier was established from the Aeroflot – Uzbekistan Division on 28 January 1992. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Uzbek President Islam Karimov in 1992 authorised the creation of Uzbekistan Airways. The airline's maiden flight was from Tashkent to London.
Domestic flights were launched using aircraft formerly belonging to Aeroflot. When international routes became top priority, Airbus planes were leased, starting in 1993. The international fleet now uses a mixture of Boeing and Airbus airplanes.
Uzbekistan Airways serves almost 50 destinations worldwide and at home, from Tashkent International Airport. The airline owns 11 airports, five of which have international status. Uzbekistan Airways is not part of any partnerships or alliances, but is in talks to join the SkyTeam Alliance.
Uzbekistan Airways Technics provides technical services for Il-76, Il-62, An-2 and Yak-42 aircraft, and aircraft engines Аn-25, Тa-6А and Тa-8, also A, B, C, D and IL checks on the Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Airbus 310 and RJ-85.
The CEO of Uzbekistan Airways is Valeriy Nikolaevich Tyan.
According to reports from boarding.no and the Uzbek government, Uzbekistan Airways is in negotiations with SkyTeam to join the alliance; however, as of yet, no official announcement has been made by either the airline or by SkyTeam. If accepted, the membership will enable Uzbekistan Airways customers to fly to over 900 destinations worldwide on partner airlines. Uzbekistan Airways' candidacy is being sponsored by Korean Air.
Since its formation, Uzbekistan Airways has mainly aimed its passenger service at Western Europe and other international locations. Most flights to international locations operate from Tashkent, although regional international services do exist.
Uzbekistan Airways has code share agreements with the following airlines:
Both the Boeing 757-200 and the Boeing 767-300ER entered the fleet in late 1996; the airline took delivery of these aircraft as part of an order placed in October 1995. Still in operation, both types are powered with Pratt & Whitney engines.
Uzbekistan Airways was the launch customer for the Ilyushin Il-114; it took delivery of the first, locally-assembled aircraft, in July 1998. As of October 2011[update], it is the sole worldwide operator of the type.
In mid-2007, the carrier ordered six Airbus A320s; by that time the fleet was 55 strong, comprising 10 different aircraft models; the Russian-built Yak-40 was among them. Two Boeing 787-8s, worth US$70 million, were ordered in October the same year.
The airline operates 31 aircraft with an average fleet age of 10.3 years (at January 11, 2010).
Uzbekistan Airways Fleet Passenger Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers Notes F C Y Total Airbus A310-300 3 — 12 30 150 194 Airbus A320-200 10 — — — 12 138 150 Boeing 757-200 5 — — — 28 156 184 Boeing 767-300ER 4 4 — 5 40 157 207 — 18 246 264 Boeing 787-8 — 2 — TBA Ilyushin Il-114-100 9 2 — — — — 54 Sole operator worldwide Cargo Ilyushin Il-76 14 — — N/A Total 45 8 —
The airline also flew the following equipment:
Uzbekistan Airways Retired Fleet Aircraft Year retired Replacement Notes Tupolev Tu-154M 2010 Airbus A320-200 3 aircraft retired Tupolev Tu-154B-2 2010 Airbus A320-200 3 aircraft retired Yakovlev Yak-40 2010 Ilyushin Il-114-100 9 aircraft retired Ilyushin Il-86
Accidents and incidents
According to Aviation Safety Network, the airline experienced 8 accident/incident events throughout its history, totalling 54 reported fatalities; only those involving fatalities and hull-losses are listed below.
Date Location Aircraft Tail number Fate Fatalities Description of the event Refs 17 June 1995 Nukus An-2R UK-33058 W/O N/A Crashed 43 km (27 mi) away from the city under undisclosed circumstances.  26 August 1999 Turtkul Yak-40 UK-87848 W/O 2/33 The aircraft was operating a domestic scheduled Tashkent–Turtkul passenger service when struck power lines, gear-up, after a second go-around at Turtkul Airport. It belly landed, and slid for some 130 m (430 ft), before coming to rest close to an enbankment.  13 January 2004 Tashkent Airport Yak-40 UK-87985 W/O 37/37 The airplane was completing a domestic scheduled Termez–Tashkent passenger service as Flight 1154 when it landed more than 250 m (820 ft) past the runway threshold at Tashkent Airport. The aircraft continued its run, the right wing struck a concrete building, moments later the left wing was lost, and hit a concrete wall that caused the airframe to break up, eventually coming to rest into a ditch and catching fire.  19 October 2006 Aranchi An-2TP UK-70152 W/O 15/15 Crashed amid bad weather, on approach to the Aranchi airfield, while operating a military training flight.  August 2009 Zarafshan Airport An-24RV UK-46658 W/O 0 Premature retraction of the undercarriage during the take-off run. 
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- ^ "Uzbekistan Airways - Details and Fleet History". Planespotters.net. 18 October 2011. http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Uzbekistan-Airways. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- ^ "Skytrax – Uzbekistan Airways". Skytrax. http://www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/HY.htm. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- ^ "World Airline Directory – Uzbekistan Airways" (PDF). Flight International: 107. 28 March 2000 – 3 April 2000. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/2000/2000%20-%200979.html. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
- ^ http://www.uzairways.com/news.aspx?ctl=News&dId=1299&pid=0&cls=1
- ^ http://www.skyteam.com/
- ^ http://www.boarding.no/art.asp?id=33453
- ^ a b c "Boeing Orders and Deliveries – Customer Reports". http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm?content=customerselection.cfm&pageid=m15524. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
- ^ "Commercial Aircraft Directory — ILYUSHIN – IL-114" (PDF). Flight International: 53. 25 August 1999 – 31 August 1999. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1999/1999%20-%202538.html. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
- ^ "Uzbekistan Airways takes first production Il-114 turboprop". Flightglobal.com. Flight International. 12 August 1998. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uzbekistan-airways-takes-first-production-il-114-turboprop-40576/. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- ^ Aaron Karp (29 June 2007). "Airbus signs China A320 FAL agreement". http://atwonline.com/operations-maintenance/news/airbus-signs-china-a320-fal-agreement-0309. Retrieved 5 October 2011. "Separately, Uzbekistan Airways ordered six A320s as part of its fleet rationalization. It operates a mixed fleet of 55 aircraft spread over 10 different types from the 767-300ER to the Yak-40 but is rebuilding its fleet around 787s and A320s."
- ^ "Other News - 10/11/2007". 12 October 2007. http://atwonline.com/aircraftenginescomponents/news/other-news-10112007-0309. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
- ^ a b Brian Straus (10 November 2008). "Marsans, Uzbekistan firm aircraft orders". http://atwonline.com/aircraftenginescomponents/news/marsans-uzbekistan-firm-aircraft-orders-0309-0. Retrieved 5 October 2011. "Uzbekistan finalized its order for four 767-300ERs worth $597 million at list prices, Boeing said."
- ^ "Uzbekistan Orders Four 767s" (Press release). Boeing. 7 November 2008. http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2008/q4/081107a_pr.html. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
- ^ "Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s". 18 December 2008. http://atwonline.com/aircraftenginescomponents/news/uzbekistan-airways-orders-four-a320s-0309. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
- ^ David Kaminski-Morrow (4 November 2008). "Uzbekistan Airways to take four more 767s and A320s". Flightglobal.com. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uzbekistan-airways-to-take-four-more-767s-and-a320s-318392/. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- ^ a b "Aircraft News". Air Transport World. 19 July 2010. http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines-components/news/aircraft-news-0717. Retrieved 8 October 2011. "Uzbekistan Airways received its first A320, configured in a two-class cabin layout seating 150 passengers, 12 in business and 138 in economy. It is the first of 10 A320s ordered directly from Airbus as part of the carrier’s strategic fleet modernization program. The A320 will make its first commercial flight today from Tashkent to Baku."
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- ^ Tom Zaitsev (4 July 2006). "Il-86 re-engine scheme proposed". Flightglobal.com. Flight International (Moscow). http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/il-86-re-engine-scheme-proposed-207585/. Retrieved 18 October 2011. "Major operators include Aeroflot, Atlant-Soyuz, Kras Air, S7 Airlines (Sibir) and Uzbekistan Airways."
- ^ "Uzbekistan Airways accident record". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/operator/airline.php?var=4644. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- ^ Accident description for UK-33058 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- ^ Accident description for UK-87848 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2011.
- ^ a b "Uzbek Yak-40 crashes in Tashkent". Flightglobal.com. Flight International. 20 January 2004. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uzbek-yak-40-crashes-in-tashkent-176552/. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- ^ Accident description for UK-87985 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 24 September 2011.
- ^ Accident description for UK-70152 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 6 November 2011.
- ^ Accident description for UK-46658 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 6 November 2011.
- (Russian) Uzbekistan Airways official website
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