LZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1466 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7989 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1425 times:
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.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1418 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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