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Corporate Or Passenger Plane?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:12 pm

Is anyone familiar with the Yakovlev YAK40? How large is it compared to a Citation X? Is it considered a corporate jet or an airliner? I've once been told by another a.netter that it's NOT intended to be used exclusively as a corporate jet like the Citation X. Do you agree or disagree? Are there any corporate jets out there with rear stairs?

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RE: Corporate Or Passenger Plane?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:50 pm

Quoting Swisskloten (Thread starter):
Yakovlev YAK40?

It is designed as a Regional Jet for airlines (mostly Aeroflot)
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RE: Corporate Or Passenger Plane?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:13 pm

777ER is correct, but since the break-up of the Soviet Union, many Yak-40s have been refurbished and are used as business jets. Can you imagine the USSR letting it's people fly around in private jets?

I met a russian who was like a maintenace engineer or something, and he used to work on Yak-40s. He thought it was funny that such a large number of A/C were being coverted for private use, and that private business jets themselves were a great big slap in the face of the communists, as this was probably the last thing the designers and decision makers had had in mind...

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RE: Corporate Or Passenger Plane?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:20 pm




Not only that, but the C-750 leaves much to be desired when it comes to operation into and out of mud airfields.  biggrin 




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