Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 7773 posts, RR: 22 Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 8446 times:
Quoting Superfly (Reply 3): Glad I had a chance to fly on their TU-154 in 2006 (Moscow-Istanbul).
What a phenomenal aircraft to fly on!
I flew on them dozens of times in Russia in the early-mid 90s. Beautiful from the outside, but what a piece of junk on the inside. Rattled like a case of ball bearings. Every bump, in the air and on the ground resulted in an assault on your ears.
I know the plane is rugged as hell, and it is designed to have loose tolerances, but I got damned religious every time I boarded.
January 14, 2010, Moscow. - Decommissioned Aeroflot Tu-154M. December 31, 2009 airliner made its final flight SU736 from Moscow to Ekaterinburg.
Almost 40 years of TU-154 Aeroflot carried passengers on domestic and international routes.
The Tu-154 went to Aeroflot at the end of 1970. In May 1971 he began to be used for transportation of mail from Moscow to Tbilisi, Sochi, Simferopol and Mineral Waters.
February 5, 1972 Minister of Civil Aviation BP Bugaev signed the order on the admission of Tu-154 aircraft to meet passenger traffic. His first regular flight Moscow - Mineral Vody Tupolev Tu-154 made on the day of the 49 th anniversary of "Aeroflot" - February 9, 1972. April 2, 1972 Tu-154 started to operate on international routes. On this day at the new plane was made a flight on the route Moscow - Berlin.
In the 80 years of Tu-154 aircraft of various modifications have become the most produced aircraft of Aeroflot. Tu-154 to fly on routes connecting virtually all major cities of the USSR. In the summer months, the aircraft was the main "carrier" of tourists and vacationers in the southern cities of the country. Tu-154 flew in more than 80 cities in Europe, Asia and Africa, has repeatedly demonstrated at various international exhibitions and showrooms aircraft.
Tu-154 - passenger airliner with a range - 5000 km and a capacity of 131 passengers. A swing-wing aircraft - 37,77 m, length-47, 90m, cruising speed-860km / h, maximum altitude-12100m.
AEROFLOT - the leader of air transport in Russia, a member of the global airline alliance SkyTeam. The combined route network consists of 856 points in 169 countries. It controls more than 42% of Russia's market of regular international traffic. In 2008, moved 9.3 million people, and together with its subsidiaries - 11.6 million
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier entered into the IOSA register and constantly reiterates the certificate. The airline has successfully passed the audit of the safety of ground handling ISAGO. It has a single certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot has one of the youngest aircraft parks in Europe, which totals 116 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow International Airport Sheremetyevo. Details on the site www.aeroflot.ru.
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JU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7826 times:
Which were the last international routes of the 154? I know they have been flying them to Eastern Europe, Belgrade being one of them, but for about a year we have been receiving 319/320/321 and the IL-96 this summer...
Peanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1307 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7826 times:
Watching a Russian (Soviet, back then) jet taxi at AMS as a kid really got me excited. The sounds were so very exotic to me, as compared to other jets. As a kid, that screeching high pitch sound seemed very "intimidating" yet intriguing.
So what component(s) made these engines sound so much different from other engines?
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Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 710 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7772 times:
It's never nice to read about the demise of my favourite aircraft type, and it certainly didn't seem right at all seeing so many 737s in service with Russian airlines when I went to Moscow in August (and many of them rubbish cast off classics like the Yamal -500s). However it should be recognised that the vast majority of the Aeroflot 154Ms (the RA-856xx series) are pretty old, 20-22 years old, they only had a handful of newer ones. Scrapyards are full of 737s and A320s of that vintage, so its fair to say these 154s have served their time.
Ural have been flying 154Bs up to their 30th birthday before retiring them - a true testament to this wonderful aircraft. Also look how many 134s are still in service, built in the 1970s!
DelawareUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 101 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7317 times:
Interesting aircraft, but in recent years Aeroflot has not been keeping them up, at least on the inside. Flew Moscow Hamburg, and no bathrooms worked, kiev-moscow many seats would not stay in the upright position.
interesting flight thought, climb out is very slow, just like the 707s and DC-8 used to be.
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2339 posts, RR: 14 Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4230 times:
Ural has more than one B-model left in service. Quite amazing if you ask me and I personally love the sounds of the B-model even more than the M-model. There's some other B-models left as well with other smaller airlines. I'm glad I got to fly a Aeroflot 154 once from Sofia-Moscow.