SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
There have been posts on this forum a while ago about 20+ order by Aeroflot for Airbuses. People were guessing whether that would be narrowbodies, namely A320 family. Widebodies are even more unlikely...
And when the heck do they plan to introduce Tu-204/Tu-214?
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
What's so stupid about A320s after 737-400s ? SAS ordered A321s shortly after putting the 737-800 in service. RAM has done the same. The A320 and 737-400 do not necessarily fly similar missions, particularly in terms of range although they may be considered competitors.
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
Ryaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
Brissie_lions, do you mean that Boeing actually "sponsored" (or whatever word that is appropriate) the project of Ilyushin 96M? That's a wise move man!! Russian airliners need to be admired. Hopefully their new Tupolevs and Ilyushins will get approval by the western airlines! (And don't say they don't like them just because they're Russian... )
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
Russian designs have traditionally been very solid and rugged (some would say over-engineered). Their low points were thirsty and unreliable engines, and electronics 20-30 years behind the times.
Now we have russian aircraft manufacturers who offer western engines and avionics, and Russian engine and electronics manufacturers have access to western technology (through license or joint ventures) to make their products more competitive as well.
It will take a long time before Tupolev, Ilyushin and the rest prove to the airlines and the flying public that their crappy reputaion is unfounded. I sincerely hope they meet with success - having only Boeing and Airbus around in the 100+ seat category is really getting boring.