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Tu-204 For Syria? The Last Chance?  
User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 483 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

I've found the following article on the net

Syria to Lift Tu-204 into Air

The country may order an airplane whose series production is on the verge of being shut down
No one wants the Tu-204. Atlant-Soyuz had intended to buy some, but as no other airline is, they are refusing to place their order. The Syrians must sign a contract this week or the Tu-204 assembly line will be closed.
Source: 27.09.10, Kommersant, Correspondent: Aleksey Yekimovskiy

Seems it's the last chance for the Tu-204 but what about the firm Iranian order for Iran Air Tour?
It's not new that Syria could place order for the Tu-204 but I think they are trying to have western types.
Should be nice to see these bird in Syrian colors.

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11690 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Personally I think they would be better off sticking with their A320s for the longer routes and ATRs for shorter routes. If they really can't get any more A320s without leasing them, presumably at great cost, then a SSJ-100 order would make more sense now than a Tu-204 order - it's an aircraft which could quite happily operate all of their short haul flights.

Much as I'd like to see them fly the Tupolev, they would most likely be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire when it comes to the problem of sourcing spare parts.


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12565 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

It would be great to see them in RB colours, but I agree with PlymSpotter that it would make more sense for the airline to source older A320s.

Is RB subject to the same level of sanctions as IR? I know it was stopped from ordering Airbuses (including A330s) some time ago, but is it limited to aircraft which are at least seven years old, as IR is? That would allow them to buy aircraft which are still relatively new (i.e. 2003 build).

With the 727s and 747SPs now out of service, how many ACTIVE A320s does RB now have? Five?

User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Quoting SIBILLE (Thread starter):
No one wants the Tu-204. Atlant-Soyuz had intended to buy some, but as no other airline is, they are refusing to place their order. The Syrians must sign a contract this week or the Tu-204 assembly line will be closed.

I thought IR ordered 30 examples a few years ago? 25 for IR and 5 for B9. What happened with this order?

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User currently offlinepylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Having in mind that Tupolev refused to cooperate with UAC in work on MS-21,
I think this way or other it may have a positive effect.
IL and TU design companies must be consolidated in UAC.
The state is deliberately careful with the experienced staff - but enough is enough.

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6845 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

I guess if the only way to sell your planes is to target countries that can't buy from the competition, that doesn't look good for your product.

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