Aeroflot has acquired the first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklet
On 10 February 2014, Aeroflot, the national company of Russia, took possession of the first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklet. At the same time, this is the first Russian plane with Sharklet.
The new aircraft Airbus A320 is powered by 2 CFM56 engines and has a configuration in two classes: 8 seats in Business Class and 150 seats in Economy Class. The plane was christened Alexander Butlerov, a great Russian chemist.
"Sharklet" is a piece made of composite materials, is 2.4 meters high, triangular in shape and is mounted on the wing tips. The "Sharklet" effect translates to reducing fuel consumption by up to 4%, CO2 emissions by up to 700 tonnes per aircraft / year, increasing autonomy by up to 160 km, increasing mass supported by up to 450 Kg.
Currently, Aeroflot operates the largest fleet of Airbus aircraft in Russia and the CIS region, with 90 units from the A320 family and 22 units from the A330 family. Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to operate A310, with operational entry from 1992, and in 2003 it was the first Russian airline to receive an A320 family aircraft.