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FMC In Cyrillic Letters?  
User currently offlineCedarWings From Lebanon, joined Apr 2004, 216 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 1 week ago) and read 2079 times:

Why the FMC of this Russian airplane is in Cyrillic letters? I thought the international language is English. Do they have the whole world intersections and data uploaded in Cyrillic also?


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User currently offlineFlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

CedarWings,
What do you think the Soviets would have said to your statement that "English is the international language"??? I don't think they would have been very happy with this idea during the Cold War. The Soviet Planes were built first of all for the Soviet Union itself and also for export to countries who were Soviet allies during the Cold War. I really don't think that having the FMC in English was their major preoccupation. English was considered "the language of the enemy".


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

FlightLover,

The TU-204 came out after the Soviet Union fell apart.

The TU-204-100 came out in 1995.

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User currently offlineFlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I didn't look at what plane this was but in any case the Russian airplanes were built for the domestic market in first place. The FMC are not in English because there was no demand and need for this. The vast majority of major carriers around the world didn't want russian planes and most of the export (a small percentage of production) went to countries which were either former Soviet allies or had close economic ties to Russia.

User currently offlineDs From Russia, joined Nov 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

> The TU-204 came out after the Soviet Union fell apart.
> The TU-204-100 came out in 1995.

And what's then? All inscriptions are in Russian since it is the main aviation language in Russia. That's how avia industry works there. There is a lot of rules, procedures (don't forget about equipment, pilots) - why everything should be changed just because the USSR fell apart?


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

If Russians would write all that stuff in English, then American a/c should write everything in Spanish.


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Airbus doesnt produce aircraft with French or German FMC's. The fact is that if Tupolev an other such manufacturers wanted to market their aircraft well in other countries they should have english avionics, or at least the capability to use either language. THis is not to sound anglo-centric, but as was stated, English is the accepted language of Aviation, and virtually all aviation operations, especially international ones are conducted in English. Brazil, France, Germany, Canada and the USA to name a few all produce aircraft, and all of them are based on the english language, and marketed to the entire world. Unfortunatly Tupolev, and others dont seem to be interested in marketing their aircraft to the entire planet, and its a shame because if they did Im sure they could pick up many customers who can not afford new Boeings or Airbuses, because they really do produce some top quality aircraft in Russia and Ukraine.


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

And what's then? All inscriptions are in Russian since it is the main aviation language in Russia. That's how avia industry works there. There is a lot of rules, procedures (don't forget about equipment, pilots) - why everything should be changed just because the USSR fell apart?

It means Russia changed from a command economy to a free economy meaning they could export many products that they make completely freely now.

The TU-204 has proven to be a descent export relatively speaking. Air Cairo being a major customer.



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User currently offlineDs From Russia, joined Nov 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

> It means Russia changed from a command economy to a free economy
> meaning they could export many products that they make completely freely
> now.

I don't think that this really matters. Change in economy type affects the way how industry works, its relationships with the state etc. It does not directly affects export - USSR sold aircrafts (not only to allies, e.g. USSR-Chinese relations were more complicated in some questions than USSR-American) much more successfully than current Russia.

> Airbus doesnt produce aircraft with French or German FMC's.
That's their problem... Probably, French and German are not used as main avia languages in those countries.

> The fact is that if Tupolev an other such manufacturers wanted to market
> their aircraft well in other countries they should have english avionics, or at
> least the capability to use either language.
Of course. Tu204 has option of English language FMC.

> Unfortunatly Tupolev, and others dont seem to be interested in marketing
> their aircraft to the entire planet
They are interested, but they have huge amount of problems. There is a large demand for new a/c even in domestic market. And there are many unsolved problems (financial, legal, etc), because of which this demand cannot be easily answered. And creating English-language-only FMC will not solve it, but create additional problems to potential customers.


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1785 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Russian FMC is not a cause but an effect of Russian aircraft not being sold worldwide. As soon as they are, to change letters will be the very last problem. Overall, why Russian-built aircraft intended to be used by Russian or Russian-speaking crew must have English FMC? Vafi88 said it the best...

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