PlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 7099 posts, RR: 75 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4949 times:
While numerous Tupolevs, Ilyushins or Yakovlevs have been grounded in the past years, Russian airlines have added Western aircraft in significant numbers. Today, there's a large variety of Western types operating in various liveries in the Russian skies. Time for an overview - here it is.
24 different Russian carriers are operating a total of 206 Western-built aircraft in commercial airline service, with a total of 101 on order (not counting private, VIP or executive aircraft). One additional carrier isn't operating yet, but has ordered Western-built aircraft.
Boeing (134 + 33 on order)
Airbus (48 + 66 on order)
McDonnell Douglas (4)
Bombardier (4 + 2 on order)
Aircraft type split:
44 Boeing 737-500
23 Boeing 737-300
18 Airbus A319-100
16 Airbus A320-200
15 Boeing 767-300ER
13 Boeing 747-200/F
9 Boeing 737-400
7 Airbus A321-200
6 Boeing 767-200ER
6 Saab 2000
6 Embraer 120
5 Airbus A310-200
4 MDD DC-10-40F
4 ATR 42-300
3 Boeing 747-300/F
2 Airbus A310-300
2 Boeing 737-200 (A)
Detailed overview - together with formerly operated Western aircraft:
That's an issue that it still to be fully investigated. With only two of the type in service, it was a disaster operations-wise. Maintenace was also a big issue. My dad still likes to recall how he made small talk with the captain onboard an SU 772 SVO-PEK, and how the captain complained that SU neglected maintenace of the birds (which was outsourced to LufthansaTechnik by the way). Some say SU's 777 stint had to do with big time money laundering by mid-90s management which included Yeltsin's son-in-law as CEO.
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Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4541 times:
The Russians are very creative in the liveries as well. Its sad that the Russian Aviation Industry is falling apart. I wish the IL-96-300M became a popular plane. looks better than an A340-200/300 The 757 Pratts look better than Hairdryers on a similiar body.
There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
* B767-300ER (11)
* A321-200 (7 + 7 on order)
* A320-200 (13)
* A319-100 (8 + 2 on order)
* A350XWB (22 on order)
* A330-200 (10 on order)
Are you not counting the 22 787 Aeroflot has on order? You're overview list mentions 15 787-8 on order -- are these for another airline? Don't think SU specified types yet....
Anyway, with 40-50 odd (counting the A330 leases) widebodys entering Aeroflot's fleet over the next few years, where are they planning on flying all these birds?? Surely they will expand Asian service, but does anyone have any idea of increasing or adding additional North American service, perhaps a return to ORD?
LTU330 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3481 times:
Quoting Viasa (Reply 7): Air Bashkortostan: only two B757s left (leased from VIM Airlines), and only one is still in use, the other is stored at MUC.
The 757 at MUC in VIM Airlines colours with Air Bashkortostan titles is no longer stored. It is on C Check at LTU Technik. This aircraft is RA-73015. Air Bashkortostan also operated EI-LTA and EI-LTO, both sub leased from VIM Airlines, although EI-LTA has since been sold to DHL ( I think). Rumour is that one of the other RB211 757s will go to Aurela of Lithuania, possibly EI-LTO.