Boeing today announced the delivery of Uzbekistan Airways' first 787-8 Dreamliner as the airplane delivered humanitarian aid to Tashkent in its maiden flight as part of Boeing and Uzbekistan Airlines' partnership with AmeriCares.
"The delivery of our first Dreamliner marks a new and exciting chapter in our long-standing relationship with Boeing that began back in 1996," Uzbekistan Airways Director General Valeriy Tyan said. "We are delighted that as early as in September, passengers of Uzbekistan Airways will be offered a new flight experience and an unmatched level of comfort onboard our Boeing 787 Dreamliner."
The Boeing 787 family of aircraft are super-efficient, mid-size, wide body commercial airplanes intended to bring range and speed to the airline market. The first 787 was delivered in 2011 to All Nippon Airways (ANA). The airplanes are manufactured in Washington and South Carolina.
"This delivery to Uzbekistan Airways is a remarkable moment in our partnership that has a great value for Boeing," Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP of Sales, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Marty Bentrott said. "Today, we are proud not only to have Uzbekistan join our growing base of 787 customers in the region, but also at the airline's continued confidence in Boeing's technology and airplanes over the years."
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