Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
The Tu-204-120Cs were leased from Egyptian carrier Air Cairo (who operate both passenger and cargo version of the aircraft as well as A321s). The aircraft were transferred through Sirocco Aerospace - of Egypt, who own 49% of Tupolev.
Here are some photos of Air Cairo and TNT aircraft:
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
Although my friends know how I feel about Russian aircraft (A feeling for which I am ashamed of and am changing, it is more of ignorance) I must say that Russia is developing aircraft which are on par with their western counterparts, the TU-204 which is practically an A321/B757 with Western Rolls Royce engines is a fine example of how Russian aviation is chaning for the better and western companies like TNT are achknowledging this and are intrested in purchasing some (or more).
It is a sign that hopefully if the media shut up and the public see these machines as equally as good as the western aircraft then perhaps we might see other airlines from our side with fleets of Tupolev and Illyushins (Sorry).
As I am hopefully making it clear, I am ignorant but my eyes are opening and I can see that our Russian friends are making damn fine aircraft.
Good work TNT and good luck Tupolev!
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil