UIA airline receives first out of four long haul Boeing-777 planes
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) on February 16, 2018 expanded its fleet with long haul widebody Boeing 777-200ER plane.
The press service of the airline reported that the plane is officially registered in Ukraine as UR-GOA. UIA will operate the new plane with 361 seats of business, premium economy and economy classes on long haul flights to New York, Beijing and Bangkok.
"The aircraft is from the world's largest leasing company, AerCap. It is equipped with a modern personal entertainment system on board made the Panasonic Corporation. In particular, monitors with a wide content menu are installed in the back of each seat: a wide selection of movies, music and computer games. Films made in Ukraine will be presented to passengers of Boeing 777 in order to popularize Ukrainian movie production. The content is available in four languages: Ukrainian, English, Chinese and Russian," the UIA said.
Boeing 777 seats are equipped with individual sockets and USB-modules for recharging electronic mobile devices, as well as Wi-Fi equipment.
All three class cabins have a modern Sky Interior lighting system manufactured by Bruce Aerospace.
The airline said that this delivery is the first stage of the expansion program for the UIA's long haul fleet. Three more Boeing-777s will arrive in the first and third quarters of 2018 after major maintenance, which includes testing and verification of all systems, units and assemblies. The contractor of the maintenance and final assembly of interiors is Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance.