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Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 2:46 pm

*** Dalavia Orders Six Tupolev Tu-214s

[22 Aug 2001] Financial Lease Company /FLC/ has inked a lease contract with Khabarovsk-based Dalavia Airlines for six more Tupolev Tu-214 aircraft, DG Eugeny Zaritsky reported.

According to Zaritsky, Dalavia has successfully operated its first leased Tupolev Tu-214 for the last two months, proving its high reliability and efficiency. The first serially produced Tupolev Tu-214, delivered to Dalavia in May under the previous contract with FLC, was introduced into service effective from June 4 on Moscow-Khabarovsk route. The aircraft demonstrated a reprimand-free performance and supported a nearly 90 percent payload.

Dalavia`s successful experience with its first Tupolev Tu-214 example induced the airline to order six more aircraft. FLC and Dalavia ultimately aim to completely refurbish Dalavia`s ageing long-range fleet.

/AVIA.RU/

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In addition to this order (leasing) by Dalavia, I have heard some well-grounded rumours that Sibir and KrasAir are in negotiations with KAPO (Kazan) at the moment for the Tu-214 as well.

More information on the Tu-214 is on:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/324795/6/
 
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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 3:30 pm

This is great news!
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 5:57 pm

It's show time for the russian aviation industry...!

Good luck to all, that's great news...Finally the moment we're all waiting for.

Just a little question, all for the TU-204 but nothing for the IL-96 ?

Bien à vous,
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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 6:08 pm

Good news, I hope that even western companies
will order the Tu's in the future!!!

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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 6:49 pm

Yes, great news Aviatsiya!


According to Avia.ru Tu-214 will also be available with RR engines. Air Cairo would probably be the first operator.


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Since all the Russian aircraft lovers are reading this I want to ask you guys a few questions. By the way all you guys rule!

1) Is it true that Tu-214 can hold standard Western baggage containers and Tu-204 can only hold Russian containers?

2) On Avia.ru and aviaport.ru I read that Ilyushin has a new range of aircraft called Il-300 and Il-400 designed to carry 300-400 people or something.

What are Il-300 and Il-400? I assumed that Il-300 is Il-96-300 and Il-400 is Il-96-400 which is a cargo version of Il-96-300. However, Avia.ru insisted that Il-400 is 8-9m longer than Il-300 which makes it Il-96M with PS-90 engines and Russian avionics. Avia.ru also said that one of these airplanes was on display at MAKS-2001. I looked through all MAKS-2001 and pictures and only saw Il-96M RA-96000 there.

Does any one know anything about these to airplanes?

Thanks everyone.

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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:21 pm

A couple off months there was an article in the regional Dutch newspaper "De Gelderlander" about the Russian Aviation industry (and the TU204 in particular). In this article it was stated that a well known European parcel delivery service was negotiating in Amsterdam over the possible purchase of a number of TU204's.
Does anyone know which company was meant here, and whether they still want the 204's? My guess is that it is TNT. It is a Dutch company, so negotiations going place in Amsterdam would be logical.
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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:30 pm

Petertenthije the airline is Air Rep it operates one Tu-204-100C RA-64021 for TNT.


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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:33 pm

thanks
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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 10:09 pm

Hi guys,

It seems that TNT which was using The TU-204 from Air-Rep on a wet lease contract, are very happy with the aircraft, but they're looking very closely to the B-757SF...! Unfortunately!!!

Air Rep have decided to take more TU-204 but if i'm not wrong still with PS-90A engine.

China have signed a letter of intent for 5 RR-powered TU-204C.

For the other russian companies, I don't know what's news. But I do believe Sibir are interested by more TU-204, so they could use their numerous TU-154 for leasing to smaller companies.

I think, that in some years we will see 2 kinds of airline in Russia:
1) The main companies with good and reliable aircraft (eg: TU-204, IL-96, TU-334 or western aircraft but for few of them) I think about Sibir, Transaéro, Kras air, Aeroflot, Pulkovo, etc...

2) The smaller companies with plenty of TU-154 and TU-134 which will become more and more thirsty and unreliable, these companies, will then be swallowed or will disappear.

And so, you'll have a russian aviation industry with maximum 10 big players (as in USA) and with modern and reliable fleet. What do you think about it?

About the IL-300 and IL-400 I do believe that's, in fact, the IL-96-300 and IL-96-400.

Bien à vous,
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RE: Dalavia To Get 6 More Tu-214s

Thu Aug 23, 2001 11:44 pm

Guys...just remember that the Tu-204 and Tu-214 are 2 completely different programs.

The Tu-214 is essentially a longer-range, heavier, updated version of the Tu-204. The Tu-214 is built by KAPO in Kazan, and the Tu-204 is built by Aviastar in Ulyanovsk.

Sterne82

It seems that TNT which was using The TU-204 from Air-Rep on a wet lease contract, are very happy with the aircraft, but they're looking very closely to the B-757SF...! Unfortunately!!!

It is true that TNT are extremely happy with the Tu-204 which is dry leased via Airrep. It is also true that TNT is looking at the 757, but they are still looking at the Tu-204C for a different class of cargo aircraft.

China have signed a letter of intent for 5 RR-powered TU-204C.

CAAC has signed an LOI for 5 Tu-204s. However, they are made up of 3 Tu-204-120s and 2 Tu-204-120Cs. The -120C is the cargo variant, and the -120 being the pax version. Powered, as you mentioned by RR engines (tentatively).

For the other russian companies, I don't know what's news. But I do believe Sibir are interested by more TU-204, so they could use their numerous TU-154 for leasing to smaller companies.

Sibir is NOT interested in any more Tu-204s. Economics of scale are the main reason. I have this from a staffer in Novosibirsk. There are rumours going around S7 HQ's at the moment in regards to Airbus and/or Boeing aircraft, but it is also rumoured that S7 is also interested in the Tu-214. S7 are also retiring their Tu-154B-2s, with the aircraft being up for sale in the coming weeks. This will effectively result in a reduction of capacity, and the Tu-154Ms will still be utilised for some time yet, especially seeing as they are late model aircraft.

Your comments on the industry in Russia (re: number of airlines, etc) do hold some water, but it is a little bit more involved than that. I am currently writing a bit about this, and will post it in the coming days.

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