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Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?  
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Just wondering if anyone knows why AEROFLOT operated a flight into Sydney tonight???

The aircraft is parked directly across from the Freight Terminal... Smile

The aircraft isn't in AEROFLOT c/s either, BUT used AEROFLOT catering equipment... Big thumbs up

Hope a spotter gets out there and takes a few photo's before this Russian beast flies back home!


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User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

What sort of aircraft was it? What was the registration? Do you have any other information?

Many many airlines still use Aeroflot catering equipment which is pre-1991 (or sometimes even a few years after that). I have been on flights very recently which have nothing to do with SU but still use Aeroflot Soviet branded equipment so it can be a red herring.

More information please....


User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Perhaps some kind of charter flight???
If you have more info, please.. Big thumbs up


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Aeroflot used to fly MOW-KUL-SYD twice a week with the A310 in the 90s. Not suggesting they've restarted the service and not told anyone, but it's still interesting. Must have been one of the longest ever A310 flights, alongside MEA's BEY-dxb-SIN-drw-SYD (lower case for tech stops) and the short-lived Jes Air of Bulgaria, who flew from Sofia to Melbourne around the same time SU were flying to Sydney.


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User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

My guess, without checking into it, is that it was an Il-62 of Aviaenergo -- ex-AKL

User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 899 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

It is the Avianegro IL62 and is due to depart to BKK at 1500 on Sunday the 21st.
Thankyou very much !!
RL


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3596 times:


Avianegro

Is that based in Africa somewhere?


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Ben

What sort of aircraft was it? What was the registration? Do you have any other information?



Jupiter2

It is the Avianegro IL62 and is due to depart to BKK at 1500 on Sunday the 21st.


Looks like Jupiter2 beat me to it!!!






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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

IIRC, Aeroflot also flew the IL-96-300 into SYD in the early 90's.


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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 913 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

Ben, it's Aviaenergo (something like Air Energy), not Avianegro. Should be based in Russia I think.

Regards,
OV735


User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Here's the aircraft in question , AVIAENERGO IL-62, RA-86583 at AKL


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And about the airline: http://www.aviaenergo.ru/
 Big thumbs up
Regards
Martijn


User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

The Aviaenergo site has some nice virtual tours of the VIP cabins of the TU-154M and IL-62M Smile
http://www.aviaenergo.ru/vip/park.shtml

And click for the 'virtual tour':

Виртуальное путешествие по салону (java)
Виртуальное путешествие по салону (Flash)


Pretty cool Big thumbs up


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Ben, it's Aviaenergo (something like Air Energy), not Avianegro. Should be based in Russia I think.

Sorry, yeah I know.. I was just being silly about the spelling mistake: Avianegro  Wink/being sarcastic I'll shut up now....


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3172 times:


I have a interesting question regarding these russian built aircraft......

I was wondering why they have the extra landing gear support at the rear of the aircraft??? If your wondering what I'm talking about look closely at the picture that RA-85154 provided.
(I am aware that this gear is deployed once on the ground)  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

EK413:


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The extra 'gear' is designed as a tail stand. This 'gear' is extended on parking and (retracted on taxiing) to prevent the IL-62 to drop backwards on its tail when the plane is unloaded (this because of the centre of gravity/ weight of the 4 engines at the back)

regards
Martijn


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

RA-85154

That explains it perfectly!!! Thankyou  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

So who was the spotter hanging around Qantas Drive this afternoon taking photo's of AVIAENERGO IL-62, RA-86583 departing the Freight terminal?  Confused

I would love to see the photo's as I couldn't stop as I was on my way to work  Sad



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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

"Aeroflot also flew the IL-96-300 into SYD in the early 90's"

There was also at least 1 Il96 flight in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics. I was doing the bus transfer domestic-international and I just looked up and there she was towering above us. Wonderful!


User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 899 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Aeroflot never actually flew the IL96 to SYD in the early 90's. We have had the occasional 96 visit on VIP duty and a few during the Olympics but Aeroflot only flew 310's and IL62's on their scheduled services when they did fly here.
Now if they could only come down with the IL86 then I will be happy.
RL


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Here is the beast I was talking about!!!  Big grin


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