Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft, which features the airline’s new livery, is also the first neo to be operated in Russia. According to the Singapore-based lessor, delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2018.

“Step by step, aircraft of this new lineup will replace our Airbus A320 fleet,” S7 Airlines chairman Vladislav Filev said.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines, the S7 Airlines’ A320neo features a two-class cabin layout, with eight business and 156 economy class seats. The aircraft will be operated on domestic and international routes. Since the first aircraft entered service in 2004, S7’s Airbus fleet has grown to 44 A320 family aircraft.

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