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Any Tu104s Still Operating?  
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

I just watched an old Russian movie about a Tu104 pilot and I really like this plane now. Are there any left that still fly for airlines? I have seen Il18s still flying but Tu104s?


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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

I have not heard of any since the 70'ies.
/JM



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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Another pioneer of jet transport that is long gone. I think that Aeroflot operated the last revenue flight in the mid-70'. Many of the TU-104s have not been reported from behind the iron curtain since many years, most of them probably broken up.


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User currently offlineAviastar From Belarus, joined Nov 2000, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 1074 times:

Last flight was made in 1986 : a TY 104 flew to a city in Russia (I don't remember which one, maybe Ulyanovsk), where it is now displayed (in a museum).

User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Aviastar, not completely right. I think, some 104's stayed in service with the Indian Air Force even after 1986

User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

The last civilian Tu-104 flight occurred in 1981, of course for Aeroflot (7/2/1981 I think..or maybe that was the date of a Navy Tu-104)



As to the last flight, I don't know the particulars there, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was to Ryazan.

LZ-TLT...are you sure the Indian Air Force operated the Tu-104? Got info on those at all? Just knocked be back a bit with that.

Cheers

Scotty
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User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

i think Aeroasia, a domestic carrier in Pakistan still has them in use.

User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

Is there any company in Russia that could organize sales of decomissioned civilian aircrafts such as TU-104 to aviation museums around the world?

I'd love to see such undertakings. I believe it would be wonderful if US based aviation museums (Such as Pima Air, or even Smithsonian) would purchase some TU-104s and others ('134s, '62s, etc) and promote them as great elements of commercial aviation history.

Just like I'm eager to see CV880 (there is an "Airways" article about restauration), I'd love to walk thru TU-104.


User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Aviatsiya,

Sorry, my mistake. The Indian Air Force apparently operated Tu-124's(the shortened shorthaul/commuter version of the 104):

http://aviation-safety.net/database/1977/771105-0.htm



User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Probably not, definitely not with any of the Russian carriers.


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