TP343
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Aeroflot's B777. Out Of Use?

Tue Feb 01, 2000 4:03 am

Hello!

I heard recently in another on-line aviation forum that Aeroflot decided to keep their 2 B777-200 leased from ILFC grounded. The reason is the high in the petrol price and they are reported to be at Sheremetyevo airport, covered with snow.

Does anybody confirm/have more news on this?

Regards,

TP343, São Paulo, Brazil.
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RE: Aeroflot's B777. Out Of Use?

Tue Feb 01, 2000 7:33 am

First, I cannot believe that it costs more in fuel to fly a 777 than some of the other types that aeroflot runs. If in fact it is parked it's got to be for some other reason.
 
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RE: Aeroflot's B777. Out Of Use?

Tue Feb 01, 2000 9:13 am

Albeit Aeroflot has had some hard time recently, well with the, now, absolute worthless value of the rouble, and rising fuel costs I could see that Aeroflot might consider cutting routes, and putting aeroplanes on the ground, however, I might consider putting a few of those Soviet gas-guzzlers instead of one of the most-efficient planes flying. Plus the fact that they just received a new ILFC-leased 767-300, I think that if they can't afford it, they should return it.

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RE: Aeroflot's B777. Out Of Use?

Tue Feb 01, 2000 10:24 am

I am not sure about the commercial planes, but most Soviet built engines can run on any fueal and on any quality of fuel, not new and eficient/ expensive Jetfuel
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