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Russian Lessor Ilyushin Finance Eyes International  
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2295 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2219 times:


A lightweight Tu204, to replace all those tired Tu154s sounds like a sensible A321 alternative..

it's the bus to stansted (now renamed National Express a6 to ruin my username)
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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Quoting AirbusA6 (Thread starter):

I think this might be underpowered. How would they lighten the Tu-204 ? Sure, the engines would be lighter, but what else ?

Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

> I do like the idea behind this - I mean, how many more airlines have chosen the embraer jets over the 737-600 or A318? Lots. One of the principal reasons is that the aircraft is more lightweight and cheaper to operate. If Ilyushin can produce an A321 alternative that's lighter and cheaper to operate, surely it would be attractive to airlines...

> But at the end of the day, its still a Russian aircraft. And sadly, because of that, I don't think the west'll have faith in it.

User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Hopefully this can break out beyond the CIS. There are so many South American and African airlines that need cheap equipment to get rid of the ancient equipment currently in use. They need to pull a Kia plan in which the specifically go after the lower end the airline market, proof themselves and then move up market. I wish them luck as I have always been a fan of Russian aircraft.

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