Following the Red Wings Tu-204 crash, it appears the last operator of scheduled Tu-214 services TransAero (UN) has removed its aircraft from service. A press release stated that UN wants to await the outcomes of the investigation over the Red Wings crash.
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Does anyone have any insight if these will return to service? In contrast to the press release the current UN schedule says the Tu-214 operates to Norilsk.
Also, I thought UN still had 5 more Tu-214 on order, however I couldn't find any evidence if these orders were cancelled or are still valid? Does anyone know if there is any other opportunity to fly on the Tu-214?
Thanks for sharing any insights.