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Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?  
User currently offlineHypersonic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

Hi community,
Just curious about the status of one of my favourite aircraft, the mighty Antonov AN-22.

I know Antonov Airlines were using this plane (one of the last few flying), however when browsing through the AN-22 pics on this site, unless I'm mistaken NO NEW pics of this aircraft in operation/flying etc have appeared in months! -except for several of the mueum example at Speyer etc.

Have Antonov Airline retired their bird?? (hence why no new pics of her operational etc...) & if so, is that it.... no more AN-22's in the air anywhere?


P.S. I'll be asking a similar question about the Shorts Belfast in another thread.

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4606 times:

Go to www.airfoyle.co.uk and you´ll see the pics, one of them is titled "newly refurbished An-22 seen here at Ostend", dated 2003.

Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineTsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

I love this plane too...I have a shot of it as my wallpaper!!
speaking of large propeller driven aircraft, do you know if the restoration of the only C-99 has taken place? It was sitting somewhere in Texas rotting away...but they were supposed to move it to the USAF museum in Ohio and restore it...

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5775 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4551 times:

There are few shots on planes.cz, however it's always one and the same aircraft, bearing registration UR-09307

PRG, Dec. 2004

OSR, Jan. 2004

ARN, Nov. 2003

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

It gets chartered to move engines around occasionally, seen here on that duty last year..

User currently offlineHypersonic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

Hi All
Precisely, most of the pics you're pointing to are from last year. There are a few of her flying earlier this year, but none in recent months.

So this has me asking, is she still in service?


User currently offlineHypersonic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

Hi, again,
Just returning to this topic from last week, as No-One actually managed to give me an answer.....

I.E. Is there an AN-22 Still flying NOW anywhere??? Either with Antonov Airline or another organisation?

It is a shame that NO new pics of her, dated in the last few day's week, showing here in active service are appearing...

A difinative answer to her active status would be most welcome.

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