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TU Freighter To BRU

Thu Feb 06, 2003 8:58 pm

Belgian Aviation Addicts, some good news for you:

AiRep starts a new freighter service between Moscow and Brussels. The company will use a Tu204C freigther for the 5 times weekly service. First flight scheduled for Feb 10.

Aviapartner is the handling agent. Express Company DHL will use 40 pct of the capacity. GSA is AirLogistics

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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Thu Feb 06, 2003 9:05 pm

TU to BRU - are we rhyming then are we ????
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:11 pm

Thanks again for the news, Pressclub!

Ivan
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:33 pm


Tu204C freighter that's good news !

Regards, SN-A330

I would rather be flying...
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:09 am

Excellent news, thanks a lot!

Next thing they have to do is using 25L for landings  Big grin

/Frederic
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:14 am

Guys,

It's official news I can tell you. Aviapartner even organises an event for the press...


 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:19 am

we definitely need to get a press card, we're missing all the fun.

Regards, SN-A330

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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:21 am

SN-A330: start working for Minister Daems, he has guys who say they are journalist in his cabinet (referring to news about Sabena Commission)
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:53 am

Hey Pressclub,

Wasn't that you working for Daems that day?? (just kidding)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Great news with this 204. Is there any published schedule yet?

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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:51 am

As far as I know, those are the schedules (I'm dissapointed  Crying):

ETA: 22.45lt
ETD: 05.30lt

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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:54 am

first flight is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon (feb 10th) for press conference and to bring empty equipment. No further details yet
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Fri Feb 07, 2003 3:34 am

Expanding on what Sabena 690 already reported...

http://www.biac.be/cargo_tt/

It looks like the TU204 should be visible during day light on Saturday.


Cargo flights from Brussels (BRU) to MOSCOW SHEREMETYEVO (SVO)
Flightnumber Days Dep. Arr. Type Validity
FRT6007 ----5-- 05:30 10:45 T20 1402-2803
FRT6005 ---4--- 05:30 10:45 T20 1302-2703
FRT6003 --3---- 05:30 10:45 T20 1202-2603
FRT6001 -2----- 05:30 10:45 T20 1102-2903
FRT6001 -2----- 05:30 11:45 T20 2903-3003
FRT6007 ----5-- 06:30 11:45 T20 3103-2510
FRT6005 ---4--- 06:30 11:45 T20 3103-2510
FRT6003 --3---- 06:30 11:45 T20 3103-2510
FRT6001 -2----- 06:30 11:45 T20 3103-2510
FRT6009 -----6- 19:00 23:45 T20 1502-2903
FRT6009 -----6- 20:00 00:45 T20 3103-2510

Cargo flights from MOSCOW SHEREMETYEVO (SVO) to Brussels (BRU)
Flightnumber Days Dep. Arr. Type Validity
FRT6008 ----5-- 21:30 22:45 T20 1402-2803
FRT6006 ---4--- 21:30 22:45 T20 1302-2703
FRT6004 --3---- 21:30 22:45 T20 1202-2603
FRT6002 -2----- 21:30 22:45 T20 1102-2503
FRT6014 1------ 21:30 22:45 T20 1002-2903
FRT6008 ----5-- 22:30 23:45 T20 3003-2510
FRT6006 ---4--- 22:30 23:45 T20 3003-2510
FRT6004 --3---- 22:30 23:45 T20 3003-2510
FRT6002 -2----- 22:30 23:45 T20 3003-2510
FRT6014 1------ 22:30 23:45 T20 3003-2510

 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:05 am

Thanks for the information Established02 !

and @Pressclub: if I have to start working for Daems to get a presscard, then... thanks but no thanks.

Regards, SN-A330
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:28 am

and @Pressclub: if I have to start working for Daems to get a presscard, then... thanks but no thanks.

SN-A330, this is very well said of you! Thanks!

Regards
Frederic
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:52 am

> AiRep starts a new freighter service between Moscow and Brussels.

Actually, what airline company is "AiRep"?

I guess we're talking about "Aviastar", right?


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Reading the photo remarks, I understand that Aviastar is or has been operating regular(?) cargo flights for TNT to LGG! It would be rather remarkable if Aviastar would cooperate with both TNT and DHL, isn't it?



 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Sat Feb 08, 2003 5:16 pm

Firstly, the aircraft which is being operated is a Tu-204-100C. This needs to be distinguished from the Tu-204-120C.

AirRep (UK) Ltd, is the company which is responsible for the aircraft in the UK. AirRep is working with Aviastar (the plant in Ulyanovsk where the aircraft is built), VARZ (the aircraft repair plant), and Aviastar TU (the Aviastar owned "company" which has the AOC in Russia).

AirRep has been involved in Russian aviation for the last few years, and have undertaken many humanitarian flights to Africa with An-12s, in addition to operating the Stealthfreighter (some flights are done for TNT).
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Sat Feb 08, 2003 8:13 pm



Thanks Sabena_690 (as always), thanks Established02 and 744rules for the flight info/schedules.

I suppose all we need now is a little good weather. Guess the best time to see the aircraft is indeed on Saturdays between sun up and 19:00/20:00.

 Smokin cool
 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Sat Feb 08, 2003 8:35 pm

I've flown once onboard this TU-204 of AirRep, out of LGG. This was one of my best flights ever. RA-64021 was a very good aircraft with excellent dispatch reliability. TNT has been the first user of this aircraft. If I remember well the call sign was PGP not FRT though....
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:23 am

> first flight is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon (feb 10th) for press
> conference and to bring empty equipment.

As 744rules stated, the Aviastar TU204 (picture above) appeared today at BRU.
It has been parked in front of the DHL hangar 2.

> Press conference

Any news about this?



 
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RE: TU Freighter To BRU

Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:20 am

The Tu 204 in Brussels (10/02/03) was registered RA-64032 in the exact same colors (Aviastar TU - AirRep) as the pictures posted by Established02 here above.