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IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:46 am

I have just heard on the Russian news that as of today the IL-96 aircraft are no longer grounded. On August 22nd, all IL-96 aircraft were grounded because of a problem with the braking system. Now the problem has been eliminated, and the aircrafts are free to fly. Airlines have beeen notified and are already making shedule changes. Although some airlines haven't yet responded to the news. President Vladimir Putin, who flies the IL-96 on all his trips, will still have to use his spare IL-62 on his upcoming trip to Belgium, because the Presidential aircraft is undergoing its own separate check-up, and will be available for use later this month. There is an article on Vesti.ru, but it isn't too informative and is available in Russian only. http://www.vesti.ru/news.html?id=79350&sid=7


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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:56 pm

Well this is good news. I was in Moscow when the grounding happened. Airlines were scrambling round to get out of service Il-86s and 62s flying to make up the capacity.

This Il-96 was the last Aeroflot one to get back to SVO following the grounding:

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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:32 pm

For the English Speakers... here is an article in English (Moscow Times)

http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2005/10/04/042.html

Looks like the Director of the Voronezh factory lost his job over it.
who decided that a Horizon should be HORIZONtal???
 
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:55 pm

I think the Moscow Times is a little harsh describing the Il-96 as "the poor man's 767"  crazy 
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:02 pm

That's good news. Cubana has one and can operate it again!
 
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:09 pm

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
I think the Moscow Times is a little harsh describing the Il-96 as "the poor man's 767"

Sound harsh, but in fact it can be taken as a mixed complement. Here there is an admission that the IL-96 is comparable with the 767, and is cheaper for Russian airlines to purchase.
 
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:10 pm

"Free to fly" !!! that's nice , is it because no-one will actually pay to go on one ?  Wink
 
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:09 pm

That's good news. Happy to hear the IL-96's are returning to service. There is hope that Ilyushin will receive more orders in the future, although not so many. I didn't know that one of Aeroflot's 6 IL-96's was still painted in the old livery. Anyone knows if there is a book about this aircraft? I'd like to get one. I have a cutaway drawing of it in the "Modern Commercial Aircraft" book dating from 2000, and I have the exact same cutawy drawing in an "Air International" magazine dating from 1989.

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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:14 pm

Quoting Boeing777/747 (Reply 4):
That's good news. Cubana has one and can operate it again!

I didn't think it had been delivered yet. Do you know for sure?
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:33 pm

Quote:
Under the program, by 2015 the industry should reach annual sales of $7 billion and 5 percent of global aircraft sales. At present, the Russian industry accounts for 1 percent of global commercial jet output, down from the 25 percent share it enjoyed in Soviet times

I think it is a very ambitious objective, at least with the actual generation of aicrafts, and even more difficult after the Il-96 was grounded, wich will make people to think one more time that Russian airplanes are not safe.

New airplanes must be very very competitives to get that 5% of the market. Let's see how the RRJ is, because in the regional market I think they could do it well.

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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:25 pm

Quoting FVTu134 (Reply 2):
Looks like the Director of the Voronezh factory lost his job over it.

IL-96-300 Flights Resumed (by Afay1 Oct 3 2005 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:30 pm

Well that means that Aeroflot wont be getting any more 767`s  Sad

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RE: IL-96 Are Free To Fly Once Again!

Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:34 am

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 11):
Well that means that Aeroflot wont be getting any more 767`s

Be happy, they´ll be getting more IL 96 !  bigthumbsup 

You can fly the B767 anywhere and anytime you want, but a IL 96 ?

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 5):
and is cheaper for Russian airlines to purchase.

Only for Russian airlines ?  Wink

(Yes I know that CU bought 2.)
Exceptions confirm the rule.