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Tu-214 Status - No More Scheduled Services?  
User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 506 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4944 times:

Dear All,

Following the Red Wings Tu-204 crash, it appears the last operator of scheduled Tu-214 services TransAero (UN) has removed its aircraft from service. A press release stated that UN wants to await the outcomes of the investigation over the Red Wings crash.


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Does anyone have any insight if these will return to service? In contrast to the press release the current UN schedule says the Tu-214 operates to Norilsk.

Also, I thought UN still had 5 more Tu-214 on order, however I couldn't find any evidence if these orders were cancelled or are still valid? Does anyone know if there is any other opportunity to fly on the Tu-214?

Thanks for sharing any insights.
Regards,
Loran


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2358 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

No Transaero Tu-214s have flown since December 29. All other Tu-214s that are currently operational are flying for the Russian government (SLO Rossiya). So no other chance right now I guess unless you find a reason why you should be on one of their flights.


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User currently offlinesibille From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

What about the Dalavia Tu-214 since that airlines stopped operation?
Are they stored or transfered to Russian government?


User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

On a similar subject, what ever happened to the brand new Air China Cargo TU-204's? Did these planes ever enter service with anyone?

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2358 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting sibille (Reply 2):
What about the Dalavia Tu-214 since that airlines stopped operation?
Are they stored or transfered to Russian government?

One is being converted into a freighter for KAPO Aviakompania at Kazan Borisoglebskoye, the other two are still stored in Khabarovsk.

Quoting crownvic (Reply 3):
On a similar subject, what ever happened to the brand new Air China Cargo TU-204's? Did these planes ever enter service with anyone?

No, two of them never left Russia, the other one is in Tianjin and I believe has never flown for Air China Cargo, it is now allocated to China Flight Test Establishment but I believe has not flown for them yet either.



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User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 506 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

Thanks for the info everyone. Hopefully I don't have to write this version off on my list of missing types   

Does by chance someone know what the status of outstanding orders is, if any?
Are the UN ones still current?

Thanks,
Loran



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2358 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Quoting Loran (Reply 5):
Does by chance someone know what the status of outstanding orders is, if any?
Are the UN ones still current?

No, they have said several times they do not want them anymore.



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User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

What about the Tu-214 of XF in VVO?

User currently offlineEGPH From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Does this mean that Red Wings themselves are non-operational as I was under the impression that Tu-204s were the only type they had! Hope to see them back in the air again soon, they ain't bad planes! Also do Cubana not have a few?

User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2021 times:

Quoting AirGabon (Reply 7):

XF operates TU-204-300, but no TU-214


User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 506 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting EGPH (Reply 8):

The Tu-214 is basically a Tu-204-200. The Tu-214 is produced by KAPO in Kazan with a few modifications over the Tu-204, which is produced by Aviastar in Ulyanovsk.

There is still the Tu-204-100 around in larger numbers, whereas the -300 is only live with Vladivostok (5x airframes) and Air Koryo (1x airframe). The -300 is also in immediate danger, Vladivostok is retiring them by the end of the 2013 summer schedule so I have already planned a trip.

Cubana has three -100s but they are quite unreliable in their schedules, I was booked on CU311 routing CCS-HAV in October 2012 and it turned out to be a massively delayed Lithuanian A320 opb Avion Express   - Thank you very much, Cubana.



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2358 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting EGPH (Reply 8):
Does this mean that Red Wings themselves are non-operational as I was under the impression that Tu-204s were the only type they had! Hope to see them back in the air again soon, they ain't bad planes! Also do Cubana not have a few?

Red Wings is flying.



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User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 4):
Quoting crownvic (Reply 3):
On a similar subject, what ever happened to the brand new Air China Cargo TU-204's? Did these planes ever enter service with anyone?

No, two of them never left Russia, the other one is in Tianjin and I believe has never flown for Air China Cargo, it is now allocated to China Flight Test Establishment but I believe has not flown for them yet either.

Wow...What a waste of brand new airframes...


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