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TU-204 At Westover Mass?  
User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 401 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

I could be totally off the mark here, but today at around noon, I saw on final approach into CEF what looked alot like a TU-204. I checked a flight tracking website and did not find anything...the only similar aircraft that arrived around that time was a Sky King 737-200. The plane I saw was no -200. White fuselage with gold banding around the area ahead of the wings. Shape looked alot like a TU-204. Anybody have any imput what this aircraft movement was all about? Or if it was not a TU...what was it? Thanks.

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User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1864 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

All I can think of is maybe a UN summit diversion of somekind???

User currently offlineDornier328JET From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

The Russian government and the Palestinian National Authority both operate Tu-204s.

User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Apparently the plane arrived here for a U.N. meeting in New York. Air Force One was here as well, parked here as the base is the largest secure area to lay them over. Don't know if there were other planes that arrived.

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2694 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Quoting Dornier328JET (Reply 2):
The Russian government and the Palestinian National Authority both operate Tu-204s.

The Palestinian National Authority? I wasn't aware of this. Any more information or even a picture (although I assume there will be not much more as a sticker)?

PS.: have you moved? what happened to your flag?


User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1163 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

Quoting Dornier328JET (Reply 2):
The Russian government and the Palestinian National Authority both operate Tu-204s.

True, but the Russian Government would use an IL-96 as per protocol for a flight of that length.
As far as the Palestinian Tu-204, it is "economic aid" from the Russian Federation to the Palestinians and I am not sure if it is yet ready and flying with them. If it is, the photos are going to be quite hard to get.



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User currently offlineDornier328JET From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):
PS.: have you moved? what happened to your flag?

I'm not the guy your thinking of. He's 328JET. I've got Dornier up front. Sorry for the confusion


User currently offlinePETERTENTHIJE From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Quoting CairnterriAIR (Thread starter):
White fuselage with gold banding around the area ahead of the wings.

Might be Orel Avia RA-64009? There's no photo at Airliners yet, here's a link to another site:

http://www.planes.cz/photo/1112/1112...vl-r6-ramenskoe-zhukovsky-uubw.jpg



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User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Petertenthije....that's the plane I saw fly over...I can only assume it had something to do with the UN meeting in New York and the aircraft being ferried up here for parking at a secure military base.

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2300 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

Quoting tu204 (Reply 5):
True, but the Russian Government would use an IL-96 as per protocol for a flight of that length.

The Russians did use an Il-96, arrived on Monday...




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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Was going to say maybe you saw a 757      


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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Quoting PETERTENTHIJE (Reply 7):

Might be Orel Avia RA-64009? There's no photo at Airliners yet, here's a link to another site:

http://www.planes.cz/photo/1112/1112...w.jpg

Link doesn't work for me, any other photos?


User currently offlinesasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 11):
Link doesn't work for me, any other photos?

Link is "verboten" for me also.., no pic  


User currently offlinebriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Easy reason. Why would they want to show off the pic with this site taking the revenue. You can see the photo by going to http://www.planes.cz/cs/ and browsing Tu-204 aircraft.


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User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1163 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 9):
The Russians did use an Il-96, arrived on Monday...

Yes, but that is not the President's or the Prime Minister's plane. 96019 does not have any "special equipment" onboard. The President uses 96012 or 96016. 96019 has a First Class config for the whole aircraft and is used by support staff. An IL-76 is used for the presidential limo.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24858 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting tu204 (Reply 5):
Quoting Dornier328JET (Reply 2):
The Russian government and the Palestinian National Authority both operate Tu-204s.

True, but the Russian Government would use an IL-96 as per protocol for a flight of that length.
As far as the Palestinian Tu-204, it is "economic aid" from the Russian Federation to the Palestinians and I am not sure if it is yet ready and flying with them. If it is, the photos are going to be quite hard to get.

Where would the Palestinian aircraft be based since there is no operating airport in the Palestinian territories since Israel bombed and then bulldozed the runway a decade ago at the new Gaza airport that had operated for a couple of years? I remember Bombardier had a couple of CRJ-200s ready for delivery to Palestinian Airlines about the time their airport was destroyed. One of them below in storage at YUL.


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User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1163 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 15):
Where would the Palestinian aircraft be based since there is no operating airport in the Palestinian territories since Israel bombed and then bulldozed the runway a decade ago at the new Gaza airport that had operated for a couple of years? I remember Bombardier had a couple of CRJ-200s ready for delivery to Palestinian Airlines about the time their airport was destroyed. One of them below in storage at YUL.

I have no clue where it is going to be based at, but we did give them an old Tu-204 as part of their economic aid package.



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