Uzbekistan Airways has received one of the two Airbus A320 Neo aircrafts it had ordered, the Uzbek national air carrier said in a statement on March 11.

The contract for the supply of two Airbus A320 Neos was signed in 2017, with the delivery of the second aircraft due in late March.

The Airbus A320neo family (neo for new engine option) is a development of the A320 family of narrow-body airliners produced by Airbus.  The original family has been renamed A320ceo, for current engine option.

Launched on December 1, 2010, it made its first flight on September 25, 2014 and it was introduced by Lufthansa on January 25, 2016.  Re-engined with CFM International LEAP-1A or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines and with large sharklets, it should be 15% more fuel efficient.  The A320neo family is based on the previous A319, A320 and A321.

The Uzbek national air carrier is currently operating three Boeing 787 Dreamliners, will receive two Dreamliners this year, and then the sixth Dreamliner in early 2020.  The company will then become the leading operator of this type of aircraft within the CIS area.