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Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:17 pm

While numerous Tupolevs, Ilyushins or Yakovlevs have been grounded in the past years, Russian airlines have added Western aircraft in significant numbers. Today, there's a large variety of Western types operating in various liveries in the Russian skies. Time for an overview - here it is.

24 different Russian carriers are operating a total of 206 Western-built aircraft in commercial airline service, with a total of 101 on order (not counting private, VIP or executive aircraft). One additional carrier isn't operating yet, but has ordered Western-built aircraft.


Manufacturer split:

  • Boeing (134 + 33 on order)
  • Airbus (48 + 66 on order)
  • McDonnell Douglas (4)
  • Embraer (6)
  • Saab (6)
  • Aerospatiale (4)
  • Bombardier (4 + 2 on order)




Aircraft type split:

  • 44 Boeing 737-500
  • 23 Boeing 737-300
  • 19 B757-200
  • 18 Airbus A319-100
  • 16 Airbus A320-200
  • 15 Boeing 767-300ER
  • 13 Boeing 747-200/F
  • 9 Boeing 737-400
  • 7 Airbus A321-200
  • 6 Boeing 767-200ER
  • 6 Saab 2000
  • 6 Embraer 120
  • 5 Airbus A310-200
  • 4 MDD DC-10-40F
  • 4 ATR 42-300
  • 3 Boeing 747-300/F
  • 2 Airbus A310-300
  • 2 Boeing 737-200 (A)
  • 2 DHC-8-200
  • 2 DHC-8-100


On Order:

  • 25 A320-200
  • 22 A350XWB
  • 15 B787-8
  • 10 A330-200
  • 10 B737-800
  • 7 A321-200
  • 5 B747-8F
  • 3 B747-400ERF
  • 2 A319-100
  • 2 CRJ900




    Detailed overview - together with formerly operated Western aircraft:


    Aeroflot (39 + 41 on order)

    • B767-300ER (11)
    • A321-200 (7 + 7 on order)
    • A320-200 (13)
    • A319-100 (8 + 2 on order)

    • A350XWB (22 on order)
    • A330-200 (10 on order)


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    Photo © Pavel Pyasetsky



    Former types:

    • B777-200ER (2) 1998-2005
    • A310-300 (14) 1992-2005
    • B737-400 (10) 1998-2004


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    Photo © Roel van der Velpen - MST-Aviation



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    Photo © Tim Rees
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    Photo © Janne Laukkonen - FAP




    Aeroflot Cargo

    • MDD DC-10-40F (4)


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    Photo © Vesa Mörsky




    Aeroflot-Don

    • B737-500 (4)


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    Photo © Vala - Russian AviaPhoto Team




    Aeroflot-Nord

    • B737-500 (7)


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    Photo © Fyodor Borisov - Russian AviaPhoto Team




    Air Bashkortostan

    • B757-200 (3)


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    Photo © Florian Negele




    AirBridgeCargo (6 + 8 on order)

    • B747-300F (1)
    • B747-200F (5)

    • B747-8F (5 on order)
    • B747-400ERF (3 on order)


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    Photo © Erik van der Velde




    Atlant-Soyuz Airlines (8)

    • B737-300 (2)
    • Embraer 120 (6)



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    Avia Prad

    • B737-500 (2)


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    Photo © Gleb Osokin




    KD Avia

    • B737-300 (12)


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    Photo © Helmut Bierbaum




    Kras Air (13)

    • B767-200ER (3)
    • B757-200 (4)
    • B737-300 (6)


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    Photo © Teemu Tuuri - FAP



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    Photo © Youri Kabernik
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    Photo © Mathias Henig



    Former types:

    • DC-10-30 (2) 1995-1997



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    Photo © Michael F. McLaughlin




    Orenair (5)

    • B737-400 (2)
    • B737-500 (3)


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    Photo © Rolf Wallner




    Polet

    • Saab 2000 (6)


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    Photo © Pavel Pyasetsky




    Rossiya (7)

    • A319-100 (2)
    • B737-500 (5)


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    Photo © Vala - Russian AviaPhoto Team
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    Photo © Felix Goetting




    S7 Airlines (27 + 50 on order)

    • A310-300 (2)
    • A310-200 (5)
    • A319-100 (8)
    • B737-400 (2)
    • B737-500 (10)

    • B787-8 (15 on order)
    • B737-800 (10 on order)
    • A320-200 (25 on order)


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    Photo © Frank Kuehne



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    Photo © Paul Massey
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    Photo © Stefano Capuzzo - SpotIT



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    Photo © Snorre - VAP
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    Photo © Evteev Mikhail




    SAT Airlines (6)

    • B737-200 (Adv) (2)
    • DHC-8-200 (2)
    • DHC-8-100 (2)


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    Photo © Gleb Osokin - Russian AviaPhoto Team




    Sky Express (6)

    • B737-300 (1)
    • B737-500 (5)


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    Photo © Sergey Riabsev - Russian AviaPhoto Team
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    Photo © Fyodor Borisov - Russian AviaPhoto Team




    Tatarstan Air

    • CRJ900 (2 on order)



    Tesis

    • B747-200F (1)


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    Photo © Miguelito




    Transaero (29)

    • B747-300 (2, currently stored for MRO)
    • B747-200 (7)
    • B767-300ER (4)
    • B767-200ER (3)
    • B737-400 (5)
    • B737-300 (2)
    • B737-500 (6)


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    Photo © Terry Wade



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    Photo © Steve Albrecht



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    Former types:

    • DC-10-30 (3) 1996-1999
    • A310-300 (1) 2000-2004
    • B757-200 (10) 1994-1999
    • B737-700 (4) 1998-2004
    • B737-200 (A) (6) 1993-2002



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    Photo © Luc Verkuringen



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    Photo © Bernhard Bauske




    Ural Airlines

    • A320-200 (2)


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    UTAir

    • ATR 42-300 (4)


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    Photo © Gleb Osokin - Russian AviaPhoto Team




    VIM Airlines

    • B757-200 (11)


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    Photo © Snorre - VAP




    Vladivostok Avia

    • A320-200 (1)


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    Photo © Stephen Boreham




    Yakutia Airlines

    • B757-200 (1)


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    Photo © Dmitry Belov




    Yamal Airlines

    • B737-500 (2)


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    Photo © Roel van der Velpen - MST-Aviation






    Note: Aircraft are transferred throughout the world daily, so the list may already be outdated at this point of time. Please don't hesitate to post any updates or missing data.


    Best Regards,
    PlaneHunter

    [Edited 2007-08-05 13:33:03]
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:56 pm

    cheers PH, very comprehensive.
     
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:10 pm

    I think that we such an enormous popularity of western types, Russian aircraft manufacturing industry will not be around for as long as we all think.
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:16 pm

    Awesome post! I didn't realize some of the cargo carriers were even Russian.

    So 2 quick questions (admittedly I haven't down a search - seems appropriate to rehash in this post even if already discussed):

    1. Why does S7 have 738s and A320s on order?
    2. Why did Aeroflot have such a short tenure with the 777? I was initially thinking it was a size issue, but they do have the A350 on order.
     
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:21 pm

    Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 3):
    Why did Aeroflot have such a short tenure with the 777?

    That's an issue that it still to be fully investigated. With only two of the type in service, it was a disaster operations-wise. Maintenace was also a big issue. My dad still likes to recall how he made small talk with the captain onboard an SU 772 SVO-PEK, and how the captain complained that SU neglected maintenace of the birds (which was outsourced to LufthansaTechnik by the way). Some say SU's 777 stint had to do with big time money laundering by mid-90s management which included Yeltsin's son-in-law as CEO.
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:56 am

    Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 3):
    1. Why does S7 have 738s and A320s on order?

    It seems the B738s are intended for their charter arm. Who knows what's behind the dual fleet policy - low price, availability, politics, etc.


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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:52 am

    The Russians are very creative in the liveries as well. Its sad that the Russian Aviation Industry is falling apart. I wish the IL-96-300M became a popular plane. looks better than an A340-200/300 Big grin The 757 Pratts look better than Hairdryers on a similiar body.
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:11 am

    Very awesome post. Thank you very much.

    I have a little update for you.


    • Aeroflot: now 8 A321s (plus 6 on order)
    • Aeroflot Cargo: soon MD-11s in the fleet. Six planes they will have.
    • Air Bashkortostan: only two B757s left (leased from VIM Airlines), and only one is still in use, the other is stored at MUC.
    • KD Avia: one more B737-300 in the fleet, soon two more.
    • Komiinteravia: they operate the ATR42s as UTair Express, now they have 5 ATRs.
    • Lukoil-Avia: (well not a real airline) has one B737-700BBJ
    • Rossiya: they will get soon it's first A320 (former germanwings)
    • S7 Airlines: they have 5 A310-200s and 2 A310-300s, also get nine more former NW A319 (all now in the register of Bermuda, but need time to deliver).
    • SAT Airlines: soon a 3rd DHC-8-200s
    • Tatarstan Air: the two CRJ900s were already delivered!!!!!!! But both are stored at Kazan.
    • Transaero Airlines: they will purchase 10 ex-CO B737-500s
    • Ural Airlines: has announced an order for five A320-200s.
    • VIM Airlines: have 15 B757s, two of them were leased to Air Bashkortostan and three more are stored. They have ordered 15 B737-900ER.
    • Vizavia: (well not a real airline) has one B737-700BBJ
    • Yakutia Airlines: the B757 is now stored at KEF, not sure if the plane has returned.


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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:50 am

    Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
    Aeroflot (39 + 41 on order)


    * B767-300ER (11)
    * A321-200 (7 + 7 on order)
    * A320-200 (13)
    * A319-100 (8 + 2 on order)

    * A350XWB (22 on order)
    * A330-200 (10 on order)

    Are you not counting the 22 787 Aeroflot has on order? You're overview list mentions 15 787-8 on order -- are these for another airline? Don't think SU specified types yet....

    Anyway, with 40-50 odd (counting the A330 leases) widebodys entering Aeroflot's fleet over the next few years, where are they planning on flying all these birds?? Surely they will expand Asian service, but does anyone have any idea of increasing or adding additional North American service, perhaps a return to ORD?
     
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:27 am

    Quoting Viasa (Reply 7):
    S7 Airlines: they have 5 A310-200s and 2 A310-300s, also get nine more former NW A319 (all now in the register of Bermuda, but need time to deliver).

    4 of those former NW A319s are at CWF, VP-BHI/BHJ/BHK and BHV. Heading there tomorrow to see which regs/cn's match up...

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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:16 pm

    Quoting Levg79 (Reply 2):
    I think that we such an enormous popularity of western types, Russian aircraft manufacturing industry will not be around for as long as we all think.

    It seems right... Being an optimist however, I hope for Sukhoi with their RJ, Tupolev with 204 cargo, and Antonov with with revamped 124's make a difference.
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    RE: Russian Carriers, Western Types: The Overview +pix

    Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:40 pm

    Quoting Viasa (Reply 7):
    Air Bashkortostan: only two B757s left (leased from VIM Airlines), and only one is still in use, the other is stored at MUC.

    The 757 at MUC in VIM Airlines colours with Air Bashkortostan titles is no longer stored. It is on C Check at LTU Technik. This aircraft is RA-73015. Air Bashkortostan also operated EI-LTA and EI-LTO, both sub leased from VIM Airlines, although EI-LTA has since been sold to DHL ( I think). Rumour is that one of the other RB211 757s will go to Aurela of Lithuania, possibly EI-LTO.

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