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Il-96 + Tu-204 For Nepal Airlines?  
User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 483 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5135 times:

According the current "Airliner World" issue, Ilyushin finance is in talks with Nepal Airlines for the supply of 2 Il-96-300 and 4 Tu-204-100.
Nothing firm yet but seems Ilyushin finance has good hope.
Nepal Airlines currently operates 2 B-757-200 and 7 DHC-6-300.

Once again, as order from Syria, Zimbabwe, Bolivia..... I'll believe it when the aircrafts will be flying but it should be nice!

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User currently offlineFrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1715 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5107 times:

Most certainly it would be nice... To be honest, I don't know much about the TU-204's efficiency, but it doesn't seem to be a bad choice for them.

The Il-96 though... As an enthusiast I'd love to see more, but wouldn't Nepal Airlines be better off with something like a 777-200 if they need a plane in that size? Efficient, reliable, and not that expensive to acquire.



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5100 times:

Strange !

They were supposed to be in talks for 1 A330 and A320s !

Where is the advantage to replace 757s by less performer TU204 !

Perhaps Russians are just proposing these planes , but nothing should have been signed.
The only hope for them to sign Nepalese , is probably a very low price !


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4916 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4575 times:



Quoting SIBILLE (Thread starter):
Once again, as order from Syria, Zimbabwe, Bolivia..... I'll believe it when the aircrafts will be flying but it should be nice!

The 757s have been great servants to RA to this point but it's about time that a replacement was sought after. I too remain skeptical but let's see what comes of this. Both aircraft mentioned are very capable.

Quoting FCKC (Reply 2):
Strange !

They were supposed to be in talks for 1 A330 and A320s !

Really that's the first I've heard of that? Was that ever made public?

Quoting FCKC (Reply 2):
Where is the advantage to replace 757s by less performer TU204 !

Less is what sense? If you're talking bang for buck, the age and cycles of the current 757s come with costly heavy checks. This may mean it's time they were taken offline. RA were shopping this task around to LY and a second company in China. If you mean the abilities of the aircraft itself the 204 is more than adequate to serve DXB, DOH, DEL, KUL, HKG and SIN with

Quoting FCKC (Reply 2):
The only hope for them to sign Nepalese , is probably a very low price !

Which is quite possible. The current government has strong leanings to China and Russia which will also be a factor.

YOWza



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User currently offlineDennys From France, joined May 2001, 898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

IL 96 for Royal Nepal ! a deram comes true , i am not crying for 320s and 330 s !!!

cheers

dennys


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3981 times:
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Quoting Dennys (Reply 4):
IL 96 for Royal Nepal

It's no longer Royal.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12178 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

I thought both the Il-96 and Tu-204s were not very good operating from high altitude airports. It would seem to me the A-330, B-767, or B-777 all have better high/hot airport performance.

Are the B-757s being replaced, or are they adding additional airplanes, growing their fleet?


User currently offlineMandargb From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

Hi
Even I think IL96 @ Altitudes will be a problem unless they plan to operate it with much less loading (why would anybody want to do that?). But where are they going to fly IL96 to ?
TU 204 I think should not be an issue.
Regards.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3629 times:

Since when does a Quad have more issues at high altitudes compared to a 777 ?

User currently offlineDennys From France, joined May 2001, 898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

I do hope the IL9 , I am fed up with 330s !!!!

dennys


User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2907 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

It continues to amaze me at the popularity of Brazilian aircraft yet the sheer unpopularity of Russian types. Americans and Europeans aren't the only ones capable of building planes! Even in Russia itself, people seem more bent on flying the foreign types than their own domestically built planes!


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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Unless they are going to very suddenly increase operations I think the IL96 is a bit big for them. The Tu204 with the RR engines would be a very similar aircraft the B757s they were operating. Maybe less range, but adequate and perhaps more suitable for the flights they operate.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

I still feel it will be the A320series Wait & watch.  Smile

regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12178 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2887 times:



Quoting Burkhard (Reply 8):
Since when does a Quad have more issues at high altitudes compared to a 777 ?

If they are Il-96-300s equipped with the PS-90A engines (about 35,000 lbs thrust), they will have a diffeiclt time with high/hot airports. However, if they are Il-96M/Ts, they have PW-2037s, the same as their B-757s, and would have good high/hot airport performance. The IL-96-400 has PS-90A1s, which is better than the PS-90As.

Isn't the Tu-204 a little small to replace the B-757s? I thought the Tu-204 was more of a B-737NG or A-319/-320 sized airplane?


User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Their 757s have RB211 engines, the same as on the Tu204-120. The Tu204-100 series seats around 196 in a two class configuration (4 less than the 757). The Tu204-300 series is about A320 size seating 166 in a single class layout.

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