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Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters  
User currently offlinegonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1996 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Transaero has leased two Tu 204 and will use these planes as dedicated freighters.

I find a little odd that having a high number of ( not too old ) wide-bodies available, they picked up a narrow-body for this kind of work.

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http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...aero-leases-tu-204-freighters-1003

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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1466 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Cheap as chips, I think you will find, is probably the answer to why they went for the Tu-204F. It's not a bad little freighter, but compared to its direct rival (the B757-200PCF) it's inferior in every aspect. Apart from the price; they really are extraoridnarily cheap. The problems with those aircraft, from a "western airline" perspective, is a) getting them certified to EASA/FAA standards, b) convincing your NAA to get it on your AOC and c) the poor service and support from Tupolev. Those 3 reasons are why you don't see them pottering about the skies more than they do.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Cheap or not, it also fits into Transaero's fleet plan of "one of everything!"


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6933 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Quoting gonzalo (Thread starter):
I find a little odd that having a high number of ( not too old ) wide-bodies available

Well a half empty wide-body will not make money. That's why UPS and FX have several sizes of cargo planes, even Caravans !



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User currently offlinelollomz From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
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Will they have a Trasaero Cargo livery? It would be interesting to see a new cargo livery....

User currently offlineCargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting gonzalo (Thread starter):
I find a little odd that having a high number of ( not too old ) wide-bodies available, they picked up a narrow-body for this kind of work.

A widebody and a narrowbody don't do the same things. It wouldn't make sense to put a 744BCF on little regional runs, but the TU or another narrowbody is well suited.


User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2095 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 2):

Cheap or not, it also fits into Transaero's fleet plan of "one of everything!"

Well they do have a few passenger Tu-214s as well, which as I understand is the same basic design as the Tu-204 except for the factory where it's built and a few detail changes. Although I think politics entered into their purchasing decisions for those at some point. Whereas all the 757s they ever had were leases, IIRC.


User currently offlinea300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
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Quoting Newark727 (Reply 6):
Tu-214s as well, which as I understand is the same basic design as the Tu-204

The Tu-214 is also know as the Tu-204-200. It has the same design as all the other 204 variants.



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