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Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:32 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows why AEROFLOT operated a flight into Sydney tonight???

The aircraft is parked directly across from the Freight Terminal... Smile

The aircraft isn't in AEROFLOT c/s either, BUT used AEROFLOT catering equipment... Big thumbs up

Hope a spotter gets out there and takes a few photo's before this Russian beast flies back home!
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:04 pm

What sort of aircraft was it? What was the registration? Do you have any other information?

Many many airlines still use Aeroflot catering equipment which is pre-1991 (or sometimes even a few years after that). I have been on flights very recently which have nothing to do with SU but still use Aeroflot Soviet branded equipment so it can be a red herring.

More information please....
 
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:12 pm

Perhaps some kind of charter flight???
If you have more info, please.. Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:18 pm

Aeroflot used to fly MOW-KUL-SYD twice a week with the A310 in the 90s. Not suggesting they've restarted the service and not told anyone, but it's still interesting. Must have been one of the longest ever A310 flights, alongside MEA's BEY-dxb-SIN-drw-SYD (lower case for tech stops) and the short-lived Jes Air of Bulgaria, who flew from Sofia to Melbourne around the same time SU were flying to Sydney.
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:23 am

My guess, without checking into it, is that it was an Il-62 of Aviaenergo -- ex-AKL
 
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:02 am

It is the Avianegro IL62 and is due to depart to BKK at 1500 on Sunday the 21st.
Thankyou very much !!
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:33 am


Avianegro

Is that based in Africa somewhere?
 
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:22 am

Ben

What sort of aircraft was it? What was the registration? Do you have any other information?



Jupiter2

It is the Avianegro IL62 and is due to depart to BKK at 1500 on Sunday the 21st.


Looks like Jupiter2 beat me to it!!!



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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:18 pm

IIRC, Aeroflot also flew the IL-96-300 into SYD in the early 90's.
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:57 pm

Ben, it's Aviaenergo (something like Air Energy), not Avianegro. Should be based in Russia I think.

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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:20 pm

Here's the aircraft in question , AVIAENERGO IL-62, RA-86583 at AKL


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And about the airline: http://www.aviaenergo.ru/
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:31 pm

The Aviaenergo site has some nice virtual tours of the VIP cabins of the TU-154M and IL-62M Smile
http://www.aviaenergo.ru/vip/park.shtml

And click for the 'virtual tour':

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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:33 pm

Ben, it's Aviaenergo (something like Air Energy), not Avianegro. Should be based in Russia I think.

Sorry, yeah I know.. I was just being silly about the spelling mistake: Avianegro  Wink/being sarcastic I'll shut up now....
 
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:50 pm


I have a interesting question regarding these russian built aircraft......

I was wondering why they have the extra landing gear support at the rear of the aircraft??? If your wondering what I'm talking about look closely at the picture that RA-85154 provided.
(I am aware that this gear is deployed once on the ground)  Big thumbs up
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:50 am

EK413:


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The extra 'gear' is designed as a tail stand. This 'gear' is extended on parking and (retracted on taxiing) to prevent the IL-62 to drop backwards on its tail when the plane is unloaded (this because of the centre of gravity/ weight of the 4 engines at the back)

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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:58 am

RA-85154

That explains it perfectly!!! Thankyou  Big thumbs up
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:16 pm

So who was the spotter hanging around Qantas Drive this afternoon taking photo's of AVIAENERGO IL-62, RA-86583 departing the Freight terminal?  Confused

I would love to see the photo's as I couldn't stop as I was on my way to work  Sad
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:55 am

"Aeroflot also flew the IL-96-300 into SYD in the early 90's"

There was also at least 1 Il96 flight in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics. I was doing the bus transfer domestic-international and I just looked up and there she was towering above us. Wonderful!
 
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:23 am

Aeroflot never actually flew the IL96 to SYD in the early 90's. We have had the occasional 96 visit on VIP duty and a few during the Olympics but Aeroflot only flew 310's and IL62's on their scheduled services when they did fly here.
Now if they could only come down with the IL86 then I will be happy.
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RE: Aeroflot Operated Into Sydney Tonight 19th March?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:21 pm

Here is the beast I was talking about!!!  Big grin


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