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The New Tupolev's Any Future?

Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:29 pm

With more Russian airlines buying Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Do the new Tupolev designs have a future. Cairo Air had operated Tu-204's at one point and a Cargo operation leased Tu-204c's. From what I remember reading they were pleased with the Tu-204c's and were considering leasing more or buying there own. However it appears even more Russian Airlines are opting for western built aircraft, although each year a few Tu-204 variants are sold. Is this because of a lack of support from the manufacturer, reliability issues and or performance issues. Is there a market for these newer Tupolev designs out side of Russia? Perhaps Iran, Libya Africa?
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RE: The New Tupolev's Any Future?

Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:58 pm

Believe this has been discussed before. Here's one link:
RE: Can Tupolev Be Sucessful In The Western World? (by RIX Jun 12 2005 in Civil Aviation)

The TU-334 may have a limited future in the West, but I'm not optimistic about the prospects the TU-204 and it's variants. Boeing and Airbus offer superb logistic support which the Russian manufacturers can't (at this time at least) match.
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".