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Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Transaero has leased two Tu 204 and will use these planes as dedicated freighters.

I find a little odd that having a high number of ( not too old ) wide-bodies available, they picked up a narrow-body for this kind of work.

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http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...aero-leases-tu-204-freighters-1003

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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:44 pm

Cheap as chips, I think you will find, is probably the answer to why they went for the Tu-204F. It's not a bad little freighter, but compared to its direct rival (the B757-200PCF) it's inferior in every aspect. Apart from the price; they really are extraoridnarily cheap. The problems with those aircraft, from a "western airline" perspective, is a) getting them certified to EASA/FAA standards, b) convincing your NAA to get it on your AOC and c) the poor service and support from Tupolev. Those 3 reasons are why you don't see them pottering about the skies more than they do.
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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:58 pm

Cheap or not, it also fits into Transaero's fleet plan of "one of everything!"
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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:38 pm

Quoting gonzalo (Thread starter):
I find a little odd that having a high number of ( not too old ) wide-bodies available

Well a half empty wide-body will not make money. That's why UPS and FX have several sizes of cargo planes, even Caravans !
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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:36 am

Will they have a Trasaero Cargo livery? It would be interesting to see a new cargo livery....
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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:53 pm

Quoting gonzalo (Thread starter):
I find a little odd that having a high number of ( not too old ) wide-bodies available, they picked up a narrow-body for this kind of work.

A widebody and a narrowbody don't do the same things. It wouldn't make sense to put a 744BCF on little regional runs, but the TU or another narrowbody is well suited.
 
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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:13 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 2):

Cheap or not, it also fits into Transaero's fleet plan of "one of everything!"

Well they do have a few passenger Tu-214s as well, which as I understand is the same basic design as the Tu-204 except for the factory where it's built and a few detail changes. Although I think politics entered into their purchasing decisions for those at some point. Whereas all the 757s they ever had were leases, IIRC.
 
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RE: Transaero Will Use Tu-204 As Dedicated Freighters

Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:00 pm

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 6):
Tu-214s as well, which as I understand is the same basic design as the Tu-204

The Tu-214 is also know as the Tu-204-200. It has the same design as all the other 204 variants.
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