Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
First Pictures Of TU204 Air Koryo On Web  
User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 33
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 9913 times:

We found first two pictures of this plane with registration P-632 on Russian web...

http://www.rwy24.net/


One day can make your life; one day can ruin your life. All life is four or five big days that change everything...
32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16985 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9824 times:

Nice! Who paid for it?


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9772 times:

I guess North Korean government is owner...


One day can make your life; one day can ruin your life. All life is four or five big days that change everything...
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11574 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9683 times:

Sure looks like one beautiful aircraft! Still a darn shame though that it'll replace the even more stunning Il-62  Sad


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9675 times:

Looks nice, let's hope the hangar doesn't collapse on it.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3831 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9460 times:

Looks good!

Where might it fly to?


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9408 times:

I'd say it would serve Beijing mostly, possibly Macau as well.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9375 times:

Notice in the first picture of the JS TU-204 that right outside the hangar, there's a CU TU-204 being prepared.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26521 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9289 times:



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
Notice in the first picture of the JS TU-204 that right outside the hangar, there's a CU TU-204 being prepared.

Hey well spotted. When will CU get theirs???



AEGEAN-OLYMPIC AIR - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ " μέλος στη Star Alliance
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9242 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Hey well spotted. When will CU get theirs???

They already have two (one PAX and one freighter), so this one is not the first TU-204 CU will get.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Trevor Mulkerrins
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Trevor Mulkerrins



User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8834 times:

I think one of their Tu204 will be used in government services only...

[Edited 2008-02-18 23:07:22]


One day can make your life; one day can ruin your life. All life is four or five big days that change everything...
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8791 times:

Very Differnt. It looks like an Airbus Boeing hybrid of about 4 differnt planes, a 757,707 A-319 and a boeing tail,,


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineFarzan From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8677 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 6):
I'd say it would serve Beijing mostly, possibly Macau as well.

Macao? Is Kim Jong-Il a gambler?


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8652 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 6):
I'd say it would serve Beijing mostly, possibly Macau as well.

Macao? Is Kim Jong-Il a gambler?[/quote]

Nope, but he likes to go shopping...


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8615 times:

Beautiful plane!

I am pleased they retained the same livery as the rest of the fleet - a little retro perhaps, but in keeping with its owners.


User currently offlineCF105Arrow From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8374 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 13):
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 6):
I'd say it would serve Beijing mostly, possibly Macau as well.

Macao? Is Kim Jong-Il a gambler?

Nope, but he likes to go shopping...[/quote]

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought little Kim had a problem with flying.


User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8357 times:



Quoting CF105Arrow (Reply 15):
but I thought little Kim had a problem with flying

You're bang on the money -- he doesn't fly. Whether through fear of flying or paranoia of being shot down is unknown ...



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8290 times:



Quoting CF105Arrow (Reply 15):
Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought little Kim had a problem with flying.

You are right, he is afraid of flying, eventhought he owns 2 government Illyushins 62...



One day can make your life; one day can ruin your life. All life is four or five big days that change everything...
User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8274 times:

Stunning looking aircraft.

I really wish the TU-204 was more popular in the west...



-Travel now, journey infinitely.
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8120 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Reply 16):
paranoia of being shot down is unknown

Well, a little paranoia is probably a good thing when you're the world's most oppressive dictator  silly 

If anyone should be paranoid, it should be the president of South Korea, considering what Kim's dad tried to do, over and over again.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7392 times:

Making a comparision between the B752 and T204, the numbers are fairly close. I would be curious what the operational comparisions would be. It would seem that this a/c could do well as an alternative for the 752, even in western markets, because of the RR RB211 535 E4 engine commonality.
Certainly, there is a Reputation which will need to be repaired, but still, I see no reason that this aircraft could not compete in the global market, except operational efficiency (or lack thereof).

752 / 204-200

Length/ /47,32m / 46,10m
Pax 2 class/ /202-208 / 184
Pax Y only/ /214-239 / 212
Range/ /2569nm / 2430km (1312nm),
Range ext/ /3929nm / 4600km (2483nm)
MTOW/ /108,860kg (240,000lb)/ 94,600kg (208,550lb).
MTOW ext/ /115,665kg (255,000lb)/ 110,750kg (244,155lb).
Engines/ /RB211-535E4 / RB211535E4
/RB211-535E4-B / RB211535F5

[Edited 2008-02-19 03:56:10]


Paper makes an airplane fly
User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7280 times:

Are the Air Koryo Il-62s and Tu-154s going to retire? If yes, when?

User currently offlineClydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7244 times:



Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 20):
Making a comparision between the B752 and T204, the numbers are fairly close. I would be curious what the operational comparisions would be. It would seem that this a/c could do well as an alternative for the 752, even in western markets, because of the RR RB211 535 E4 engine commonality.
Certainly, there is a Reputation which will need to be repaired, but still, I see no reason that this aircraft could not compete in the global market, except operational efficiency (or lack thereof).

752 / 204-200

Length/ /47,32m / 46,10m
Pax 2 class/ /202-208 / 184
Pax Y only/ /214-239 / 212
Range/ /2569nm / 2430km (1312nm),
Range ext/ /3929nm / 4600km (2483nm)
MTOW/ /108,860kg (240,000lb)/ 94,600kg (208,550lb).
MTOW ext/ /115,665kg (255,000lb)/ 110,750kg (244,155lb).
Engines/ /RB211-535E4 / RB211535E4
/RB211-535E4-B / RB211535F5

But this Air Koryo is not the standard TU204. It's the shortbody long range version, i suppose it looks like a B757SP if there was one.


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6969 times:



Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 20):
the numbers are fairly close.

Though they're not fairly close IMO, they're at least a bit close:

The difference between 2569nm and 1312nm is quite some, and between 3929nm and 2483nm also.


User currently offlineSandager From Denmark, joined May 2007, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6866 times:

If President Kim is afraid of flying how will he get to the Philipines. I believe he visits the Philipines quite frequently...

25 LH526 : That's not the only problem he got!
26 Dalavia : I can't recall that Kim Jong Il has ever been to the Philippines. His only overseas visits in my recollection have been to Russia and China (each sev
27 Yirina77 : His eldest son Kim Jong Nam is visiting often Beijing and Macao, using regular flights of Air Koryo...In the past Kim Jong Il´ s wife was flying to
28 YULWinterSkies : Is there any other international destination served by Air Koryo anyway? Do they still serve BKK? Vladivostok maybe?
29 TomFoolery : The difference is the engines and the fuel capicity. When an airline (or multiple) can commit to a required minimum order, the manufacturers can usua
30 FoxBravo : They also fly to Shenyang.
31 Kaitak : Not so much North Koreans, themselves, gambling, but there are significant "business" links between Macau and the DPRK; casinos are a magnet for mone
32 Sandager : Well I certainly could be wrong. However during my 5 years at university, Korean studies, I several times heard of President Kim doing private trips t
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
First Pictures Of 1st A320 For Span. LCC Clickair posted Mon Sep 4 2006 13:50:04 by IberiaA319
First Pictures Of Copa In Maracaibo, Venezuela posted Fri Aug 4 2006 21:13:57 by Luisde8cd
First Pictures Of The A380 Landing In MDE Colombia posted Tue Jan 10 2006 23:00:04 by Hagic
Sad Pictures Of Saha Air Boeing 707 Crash (EP-SHE) posted Tue May 17 2005 20:48:42 by Fanofjets
First Photo Of Druk Air (Bhutan) A319 posted Thu Sep 23 2004 22:45:16 by Gamps
First Pictures Of 3/4 Finished A380 posted Fri Jul 9 2004 11:16:13 by Na
First Pic Of Independence Air posted Thu May 27 2004 20:12:37 by Tony Lu
Pictures Of Kam Air And Pamir? posted Tue Mar 9 2004 07:10:57 by Britishmidland
First Picture Of A Gulf Air New Colours A340-300 posted Thu Jun 12 2003 21:50:47 by Teahan
First Pictures Of Zoom Airlines posted Mon Jun 9 2003 23:39:38 by AC_B777