Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3864 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.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8045 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3816 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.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4848 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3120 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)
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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)
Jupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2716 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.