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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

I sometimes wonder what would be the composition of the Aeroflot fleet if the Soviet Union had not fallen.

I think at least for the passenger fleet, Aeroflot would be flying the following in 2001:

Il-96 series--this plane be primarily used for long international flights, replacing the Il-62M.

Tu-204--this plane will replace the venerable Tu-154M.

Tu-334--this plane will replace the Tu-134 and possibly partially replace the Yak-42.

An-140--this plane will replace the An-26/32 for shorter flights.



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User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

And what about the Il-114?
I think it would be a more appropriate replacement for the An-26/32.
By the way:
An-26 is the cargo version of the An-24


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

I'm not sure if Aeroflot would have bought the Il-114--the range of that plane was only 621 miles (1,000 km), a bit short even by Russian standards for a modern air freighter plane.

User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

do you mean?
they have enough shorthaul/feeder routes which SCREAM to have planes of thic category. Remember back the 60's as they shortened the Tu-104 to become the Tu-124 and serve on shorthaul/commuter and feeder routes.


User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Ray, I've grown "behind the Iron Curtain" and am common with the ways economy and market policies were going there. So here's my vision of Aeroflot:

First of all - a 2-class airline:

The "premier jets" Il86 and Il96 serving longhaul/international flights, occasionaly complemented with top-condition Il-62M's and Yak-40's (the latter on special charters)

Domestic services - Tu-204 and Il-62M on most routes, depending on route length. Il-114 replaces fully the An-24/26. Shorthaul partially with Yak-40/42's

The An-72/74 remains in service for cargo flights where STOL capabilities are required.

The Il-76 builds the backbone of the cargo fleet, complimented with the An-22 on special occasions(oversize cargo, STOL plane required)

The very short routes/medical flights are operated by KA helicopters which fully replace the An-2


User currently offlineWasilenko From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Hello
The following were on order in 1990:

100+ Il-96-300
370+ Tu-204-100
400+ Tu-334-100
100+ L610
400+ Il-114 or An-140


Wasilenko


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

LZ-TLT,

Actually, I think if my alternate scenario, it's likely that the An-22's would be in the process of being phased out of service by 2001. They would be completely replaced by a fleet of about 75-100 An-124's.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

You are forgetting a few things here...for one, top quality/service was not at the top of AFL's list in the bad old days, and most importantly they could never build a decent high by-pass turbofan engine, so they would be restricted as to where they could fly with their airplanes, expecially with todays strict noise and emitions standards...


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User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Out of the modern-day Russian civilian aircraft, I am amazed at the beauty of the TU204 and IL96-300. Does anyone know the price range of each (or any) of these aircraft?

What ever happened to the TU214, is it in production?


User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

It would have been great though had Aeroflot existed in its past might and glory in this day in age.

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