Ukraine International Airlines, Aerosweet, Estonian Air, Air Lithuania, LOT, CSA, Balkan, TAROM, Malév, Uzbekistan, Kazakstan, MIAT, Cubana, Aeroflot and Transaero. These airlines compose the bigger and most important part of the group of international-level airlines from ex-socialists countries.
As we know, they are assumedly moving to an all-occidental made fleet, composed by Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, SAAB, etc. planes, as they (sadly) consider that it's a shame to operate "those flying things" made in USSR. Even Aeroflot, which was the most probable to keep supporting Russian and CIS-made products, is adding many Airbus and Boeing to its fleet and they're told to be in talks with both Airbus and Boeing to redo its short-range fleet. And, on the other side, I recognise that it is 99.8% improbable that an airline from the occident (places such the EU, the USA, Japan) will someday order planes from CIS manufacturers! So, the orders should come from countries such Poland, The Czech Republic, Romania, Uzbekistan, exactly from those airlines I've listed on the beginning of this post. But, they are not coming from any of the sides...
Face to this, what seems to be the future of air-constructors such Antonov, Ilyushin, Tupolev, Beriev and Yaklovev? Are planes such the An-140, Il-114, Tu-324, Tu-214, Il-96-300/M/T so bad face to the occidental equivalent products that they can't receive orders neither from airlines from where they are made? What is the problem there? Neither state-owned airlines from (ex-) socialists countries (Cubana de Aviación is an example) seem to be interested or with financial conditions to investing in planes like the Il-114, Tu-214s and Il-96-300 to replace/ complement their existing fleets! I know there are some orders for some planes, such the 17 IL-96M + 3 IL-96T for Aeroflot, but anyway they are not enough to keep an industry working! I don't believe Ilyushin will be capable of selling few more of them. It seems that there are not more interested airlines at all! What about the just-launched Tu-324? Who may order it in this present situation?
I'd appreciate any news someone may have and I'd like also to hear what are your thoughts about what the future reserves to those manufacturers. I'd like to add that I'm quite sad to observe this panorama and forecast this (black and doubtful) future to these manufacturers, as their legacy is extremely important to the aerospacial history, and they have made wonderful flying machines such the old Ant-20, Il-12, Tu-104, Tu-114 "Rossyia", Mil MI-12, and the modern An-124 ("Ruslan"), An-225 ("Mriya"), Tu-144, etc, all of them very important for the development of our aerospacial industry along the decades. (Not to forget that the employees from Antonov, Ilyushin, Tupolev,... also have children to take care of).
TP343, São Paulo, Brazil.