Aeroflot A320 with sharklets
Aeroflot has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with sharklets, becoming the first airline in Russia to use the new fuel-saving wing tip devices. The aircraft is powered by CFM56 engines, features a two-class cabin, and seats 158 passengers with eight in business class and 150 in economy.
Russian airlines have not ordered sharklet-equipped A320s specifically, but instead are making modifications to earlier orders. It is possible the next sharklet-equipped aircraft will be delivered to UTair or S7 Airlines.
Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee granted Certificate Approval for sharklets in January.
Aeroflot became the first Airbus operator in Russia; it began flying A310s in 1992. In 2003 and 2008, the first A320s and A330s were delivered to carrier, respectively.
Aeroflot’s current fleet includes 90 aircraft, which include A320 family and 22 A330 aircraft.