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Topic: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Loran
Posted 2013-01-18 04:00:57 and read 5165 times.

Dear All,

Following the Red Wings Tu-204 crash, it appears the last operator of scheduled Tu-214 services TransAero (UN) has removed its aircraft from service. A press release stated that UN wants to await the outcomes of the investigation over the Red Wings crash.


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Does anyone have any insight if these will return to service? In contrast to the press release the current UN schedule says the Tu-214 operates to Norilsk.

Also, I thought UN still had 5 more Tu-214 on order, however I couldn't find any evidence if these orders were cancelled or are still valid? Does anyone know if there is any other opportunity to fly on the Tu-214?

Thanks for sharing any insights.
Regards,
Loran

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Thomas_Jaeger
Posted 2013-01-18 09:13:35 and read 4822 times.

No Transaero Tu-214s have flown since December 29. All other Tu-214s that are currently operational are flying for the Russian government (SLO Rossiya). So no other chance right now I guess unless you find a reason why you should be on one of their flights.

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: sibille
Posted 2013-01-18 15:41:07 and read 4416 times.

What about the Dalavia Tu-214 since that airlines stopped operation?
Are they stored or transfered to Russian government?

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: crownvic
Posted 2013-01-18 20:44:52 and read 4116 times.

On a similar subject, what ever happened to the brand new Air China Cargo TU-204's? Did these planes ever enter service with anyone?

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Thomas_Jaeger
Posted 2013-01-18 21:37:33 and read 4060 times.

Quoting sibille (Reply 2):
What about the Dalavia Tu-214 since that airlines stopped operation?
Are they stored or transfered to Russian government?

One is being converted into a freighter for KAPO Aviakompania at Kazan Borisoglebskoye, the other two are still stored in Khabarovsk.

Quoting crownvic (Reply 3):
On a similar subject, what ever happened to the brand new Air China Cargo TU-204's? Did these planes ever enter service with anyone?

No, two of them never left Russia, the other one is in Tianjin and I believe has never flown for Air China Cargo, it is now allocated to China Flight Test Establishment but I believe has not flown for them yet either.

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Loran
Posted 2013-01-18 23:07:35 and read 3948 times.

Thanks for the info everyone. Hopefully I don't have to write this version off on my list of missing types   

Does by chance someone know what the status of outstanding orders is, if any?
Are the UN ones still current?

Thanks,
Loran

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Thomas_Jaeger
Posted 2013-01-18 23:36:05 and read 3911 times.

Quoting Loran (Reply 5):
Does by chance someone know what the status of outstanding orders is, if any?
Are the UN ones still current?

No, they have said several times they do not want them anymore.

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: AirGabon
Posted 2013-01-19 02:01:54 and read 3125 times.

What about the Tu-214 of XF in VVO?

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: EGPH
Posted 2013-01-19 03:11:00 and read 2657 times.

Does this mean that Red Wings themselves are non-operational as I was under the impression that Tu-204s were the only type they had! Hope to see them back in the air again soon, they ain't bad planes! Also do Cubana not have a few?

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Skyeurope
Posted 2013-01-19 04:19:35 and read 2242 times.

Quoting AirGabon (Reply 7):

XF operates TU-204-300, but no TU-214

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Loran
Posted 2013-01-19 04:30:46 and read 2204 times.

Quoting EGPH (Reply 8):

The Tu-214 is basically a Tu-204-200. The Tu-214 is produced by KAPO in Kazan with a few modifications over the Tu-204, which is produced by Aviastar in Ulyanovsk.

There is still the Tu-204-100 around in larger numbers, whereas the -300 is only live with Vladivostok (5x airframes) and Air Koryo (1x airframe). The -300 is also in immediate danger, Vladivostok is retiring them by the end of the 2013 summer schedule so I have already planned a trip.

Cubana has three -100s but they are quite unreliable in their schedules, I was booked on CU311 routing CCS-HAV in October 2012 and it turned out to be a massively delayed Lithuanian A320 opb Avion Express   - Thank you very much, Cubana.

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: Thomas_Jaeger
Posted 2013-01-19 08:05:07 and read 2002 times.

Quoting EGPH (Reply 8):
Does this mean that Red Wings themselves are non-operational as I was under the impression that Tu-204s were the only type they had! Hope to see them back in the air again soon, they ain't bad planes! Also do Cubana not have a few?

Red Wings is flying.

Topic: RE: Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?
Username: crownvic
Posted 2013-01-19 20:19:20 and read 1599 times.

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 4):
Quoting crownvic (Reply 3):
On a similar subject, what ever happened to the brand new Air China Cargo TU-204's? Did these planes ever enter service with anyone?

No, two of them never left Russia, the other one is in Tianjin and I believe has never flown for Air China Cargo, it is now allocated to China Flight Test Establishment but I believe has not flown for them yet either.

Wow...What a waste of brand new airframes...


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