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Antonov Visit To LHR  
User currently offlineSapphireLHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

LHR has a unusual flying visit. Polet Flight Antonov 124-100 Ruslan Reg RA 82080 is on stop over. Apparently carrying aircraft engines. For whom and where unknown. Anyone know when its leaving as I'd love to get a photo of her going ?

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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Check this:

Attn LHR RA82080 Due 01AUG (by TUGMASTER Jul 31 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Basically thats the reason why we have the searchtool .....
Anyway I was there when she arrived, weather could have been better .... , anyway you will see the arrival in the DB soon as there have been a lot of photogs to get that seldom bird into LHR .


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

I heard it was for an AA 777.

Don't know if its still there, but reports suggest a 2100 hr departure Tues or Wed.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3834 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

I saw her this morning. It's parked over by the new T5 complex.

I managed to get some pic's earlier! (Sorry they are not good standard as they are taken from a cabin of a 744 upon arrival from KUL in poor light this morning  Wink)

I'll try and post some for you guys later!

Rob!  wave 

User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 940 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Anyone know if she is still there?? If so im going!
Someone please let me know ASAP!!

Never give up..
User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 873 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

Hello all,


Aircraft landed at 1420 on tuesday and taxied straight to stand 576.

It brought in an engine for an AAT7 ship N758AN/7BT which lost the use of an engine on it's way to LHR a couple of days ago. Pilot landed on one engine with full emergency procedures.

Inside the Antonov when it landed was 1 spare engine on a special cradle, and 1 spare cradle(empty).

(I managed to get on board about 5 mins after it landed, even before the back was open)........

The aircraft now has the kaput engine on, and the empty cradle and is ready to go back to DFW or AFW (not sure) but is having trouble getting a slot.
Yesterday wheni left the 124, the crew were talking about leaving tonight at 2000 UTC.

Just in case anyone is intrested, the whole operation of hiring the An124,shipping the engine to LHR from DFW and the old on back is costing $500,000.......... the bill is being picked up by RR.(engine still under warrenty).

As a foot note, Ship 7BT back in service, and tonights arrival of AA90 canx to balance equipment.

hope this helps


User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

A couple of pics for those who are interested in this mighty beast!

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