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SU In Its Prime - Fleet Breakdown?  
User currently offlineSRforever From Switzerland, joined Dec 2006, 129 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Howzit

When SU was the worlds biggest airline, I read they operated up to 10'000 aircraft.
Has anyone got a breakdown as to how many of each aircraft type they operated, let's say in the 70's or 80's?

Thanks

[Edited 2007-09-22 13:30:15]

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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3254 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

It is very difficult to answer this question as in those days SU simply absorbed all the civil aircraft built and flown within the USSR. As such, in addition to jet airliners it also operated helicopters, crop-dusters and a range of other types that were not necessarily airliners. It even operated some military types like IL-76s on behalf of the military - the civilian marking helping to ease access to overseas ports. SU only really became an airline in the more conventional sense in post-Soviet times - before that it was more like a civil aviation department of the Soviet Government.

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User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

In the years before the collapse of the USSR, there was a few hundred "airliners", TU-134s, TU-154s, IL-62s, IL-76s, IL-86s, AN-38s..., There were so many as it served all of the soviet union meaning that there were lots of medium/long routes within it.


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