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IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!  
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

I have just heard on the Russian news that as of today the IL-96 aircraft are no longer grounded. On August 22nd, all IL-96 aircraft were grounded because of a problem with the braking system. Now the problem has been eliminated, and the aircrafts are free to fly. Airlines have beeen notified and are already making shedule changes. Although some airlines haven't yet responded to the news. President Vladimir Putin, who flies the IL-96 on all his trips, will still have to use his spare IL-62 on his upcoming trip to Belgium, because the Presidential aircraft is undergoing its own separate check-up, and will be available for use later this month. There is an article on Vesti.ru, but it isn't too informative and is available in Russian only. http://www.vesti.ru/news.html?id=79350&sid=7


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12492 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
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Well this is good news. I was in Moscow when the grounding happened. Airlines were scrambling round to get out of service Il-86s and 62s flying to make up the capacity.

This Il-96 was the last Aeroflot one to get back to SVO following the grounding:

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User currently offlineFVTu134 From Russia, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

For the English Speakers... here is an article in English (Moscow Times)

http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2005/10/04/042.html

Looks like the Director of the Voronezh factory lost his job over it.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12492 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4003 times:
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I think the Moscow Times is a little harsh describing the Il-96 as "the poor man's 767"  crazy 


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User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

That's good news. Cubana has one and can operate it again!

User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
I think the Moscow Times is a little harsh describing the Il-96 as "the poor man's 767"

Sound harsh, but in fact it can be taken as a mixed complement. Here there is an admission that the IL-96 is comparable with the 767, and is cheaper for Russian airlines to purchase.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8552 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
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"Free to fly" !!! that's nice , is it because no-one will actually pay to go on one ?  Wink


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3879 times:
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That's good news. Happy to hear the IL-96's are returning to service. There is hope that Ilyushin will receive more orders in the future, although not so many. I didn't know that one of Aeroflot's 6 IL-96's was still painted in the old livery. Anyone knows if there is a book about this aircraft? I'd like to get one. I have a cutaway drawing of it in the "Modern Commercial Aircraft" book dating from 2000, and I have the exact same cutawy drawing in an "Air International" magazine dating from 1989.

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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12492 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3859 times:
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Quoting Boeing777/747 (Reply 4):
That's good news. Cubana has one and can operate it again!

I didn't think it had been delivered yet. Do you know for sure?



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User currently offlineHEGAN From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

Quote:
Under the program, by 2015 the industry should reach annual sales of $7 billion and 5 percent of global aircraft sales. At present, the Russian industry accounts for 1 percent of global commercial jet output, down from the 25 percent share it enjoyed in Soviet times

I think it is a very ambitious objective, at least with the actual generation of aicrafts, and even more difficult after the Il-96 was grounded, wich will make people to think one more time that Russian airplanes are not safe.

New airplanes must be very very competitives to get that 5% of the market. Let's see how the RRJ is, because in the regional market I think they could do it well.

Agur,
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User currently offlineConcentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Quoting FVTu134 (Reply 2):
Looks like the Director of the Voronezh factory lost his job over it.

IL-96-300 Flights Resumed (by Afay1 Oct 3 2005 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1288 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Well that means that Aeroflot wont be getting any more 767`s  Sad

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 11):
Well that means that Aeroflot wont be getting any more 767`s

Be happy, they´ll be getting more IL 96 !  bigthumbsup 

You can fly the B767 anywhere and anytime you want, but a IL 96 ?

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 5):
and is cheaper for Russian airlines to purchase.

Only for Russian airlines ?  Wink

(Yes I know that CU bought 2.)



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