Here is a quote from the Director of Aeroflot that was published last fall;
Let's compare the wide bodies. We have long been operating the Ilyushin Il-96, while we have Boeing 767-300ER. The Ilyushin burns 12 tonnes per hours, the Boeing 5.5 tonnes. Let's multiply 10,000's flight hours by six tonnes of fuel-- that's the sort of saving we can get through fleet renewal.
Our priorities are simple, when we replace a Soviet airliner for similarly sized Airbus or Boeing, we save fuels in the order of tonnes per hour, while also seeing much greater operating reliability, and passenger comfort.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
Quoting Dennys (Thread starter): I guess they could be sold to North Korean " Air KORYO " carrier , such as the ex AFL T54 s ...
have you got some ideas about where these two beauties will go after Aeroflot ?
What about to Conviasa after the agreement signed last Christmas during a visit of Russian Navy and Russian President to Caracas? I heard that Conviasa signed a deal to purchase 3 or 4 Ilyushin IL-96's...
El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
Rleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3190 times:
Quoting RAVVC10: What about to Conviasa after the agreement signed last Christmas during a visit of Russian Navy and Russian President to Caracas? I heard that Conviasa signed a deal to purchase 3 or 4 Ilyushin IL-96's...
There will be two IL96. Apparently one of them will be a former Aeroflot machine and the other one will be brand new. It's been rumored that one of these two airplanes will be for VIP use, altough this hasn't been confirmed yet.
SIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
And what about the ex Kass Air and Domodedovo Il-96 which are (I think) already stored?
I think Air Koryo has no need of such a large aircraft. Don't forget their Tu-204-300 is a long range aircraft......
Maybe in Iran or Syria?