B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 4231 times:
Sean, was the plane in the new SU colors?
It was quite dark as I saw it taxiing out so I didn't get a very good side-on look, but it appeared to be in a primarily gray scheme with smaller titles. I only recognized it because of the long narrow airframe with winglets - unlike anything else we get in BOM at that hour!
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
The TU-214 is just an extended range version of the TU-204. It was originally (and still) known as the TU-204-200.
From the exterior, it looks no different from a TU-204. The TU-214 is really the same aircraft, except with an extra fuel tank, uprated PS-90А turbofans for a higher MTOW and to compensate for the higher MTOW, its struts were strengthened.
So there is no need for a separate IATA code for it. T20 is just fine.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 4056 times:
Aeroflot TU-214's are operated by GTK Rossiya (the gov't airline) on Aeroflot's behalf. They are on the SU online and print timetables and are mentioned in a press release somewhere. I have a friend who just got back from Sochi (on the Black Sea) and said they were quite nice. They are operated to several destinations, with ULN and Sochi being the ones I know off of the top of my head...