sushka
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Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 2:28 am

Has anyone heard about Aeroflot getting a newer fleet in 2001?
I heard that they were interested in A320s This would be great!
I fly on Aeroflot alot I would love to know their plans
thanks
Dave
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 4:37 am

A320s right after ordering 10 brand new 734s?!? Thats a really stupid move.
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 6:30 am

There have been posts on this forum a while ago about 20+ order by Aeroflot for Airbuses. People were guessing whether that would be narrowbodies, namely A320 family. Widebodies are even more unlikely...

And when the heck do they plan to introduce Tu-204/Tu-214?
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 8:24 am

Sasha

Read the last post of mine in the long thread about Aeroflot and Airbus. That should answer your question.

Cheers

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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 11:14 am

What's so stupid about A320s after 737-400s ? SAS ordered A321s shortly after putting the 737-800 in service. RAM has done the same. The A320 and 737-400 do not necessarily fly similar missions, particularly in terms of range although they may be considered competitors.
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 1:56 pm

This is Russia we are talking of here. Boeing has made MASSIVE, and I mean MASSIVE amounts of investment in Russia, thru "paying" for the first 3 Ilyushin Il-96Ms to be completed, and other projects.

SU will more than likely be going with 737NGs. Don't ask me why I say this, because if I tell you, I will have to kill you. You know, KGB tovarishch and all that.
 
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Tue Jan 16, 2001 9:18 pm

Brissie_lions, do you mean that Boeing actually "sponsored" (or whatever word that is appropriate) the project of Ilyushin 96M? That's a wise move man!! Russian airliners need to be admired. Hopefully their new Tupolevs and Ilyushins will get approval by the western airlines! (And don't say they don't like them just because they're Russian...  )
 
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Wed Jan 17, 2001 12:28 am

Why buy an Ilyushin when you could buy an Airbus or Boeing???????
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Wed Jan 17, 2001 1:52 am

Airbus or Boeing widebodies would probably be way too much for SU's budget. Besides, they're supposed to support Russian manufacturers somehow, being one of the flag carriers of Russia.

And heck, IL-96Ms should be darn good planes!   Four engines, winglets, loads of headroom, Western avionics cockpit (isn't it?)...
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RE: Aeroflots Fleet Update

Wed Jan 17, 2001 2:42 am

Russian designs have traditionally been very solid and rugged (some would say over-engineered). Their low points were thirsty and unreliable engines, and electronics 20-30 years behind the times.

Now we have russian aircraft manufacturers who offer western engines and avionics, and Russian engine and electronics manufacturers have access to western technology (through license or joint ventures) to make their products more competitive as well.

It will take a long time before Tupolev, Ilyushin and the rest prove to the airlines and the flying public that their crappy reputaion is unfounded. I sincerely hope they meet with success - having only Boeing and Airbus around in the 100+ seat category is really getting boring.

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