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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 (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5543 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, 4927 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5489 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, 672 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5455 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, 5922 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5434 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 (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5412 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 (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5315 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 (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5206 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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