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Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 10:24 am

I sometimes wonder what would be the composition of the Aeroflot fleet if the Soviet Union had not fallen.

I think at least for the passenger fleet, Aeroflot would be flying the following in 2001:

Il-96 series--this plane be primarily used for long international flights, replacing the Il-62M.

Tu-204--this plane will replace the venerable Tu-154M.

Tu-334--this plane will replace the Tu-134 and possibly partially replace the Yak-42.

An-140--this plane will replace the An-26/32 for shorter flights.

 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 10:29 am

And what about the Il-114?
I think it would be a more appropriate replacement for the An-26/32.
By the way:
An-26 is the cargo version of the An-24
 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 10:32 am

I'm not sure if Aeroflot would have bought the Il-114--the range of that plane was only 621 miles (1,000 km), a bit short even by Russian standards for a modern air freighter plane.
 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 10:38 am

do you mean?
they have enough shorthaul/feeder routes which SCREAM to have planes of thic category. Remember back the 60's as they shortened the Tu-104 to become the Tu-124 and serve on shorthaul/commuter and feeder routes.
 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 10:54 am

Ray, I've grown "behind the Iron Curtain" and am common with the ways economy and market policies were going there. So here's my vision of Aeroflot:

First of all - a 2-class airline:

The "premier jets" Il86 and Il96 serving longhaul/international flights, occasionaly complemented with top-condition Il-62M's and Yak-40's (the latter on special charters)

Domestic services - Tu-204 and Il-62M on most routes, depending on route length. Il-114 replaces fully the An-24/26. Shorthaul partially with Yak-40/42's

The An-72/74 remains in service for cargo flights where STOL capabilities are required.

The Il-76 builds the backbone of the cargo fleet, complimented with the An-22 on special occasions(oversize cargo, STOL plane required)

The very short routes/medical flights are operated by KA helicopters which fully replace the An-2
 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 11:30 am

Hello
The following were on order in 1990:

100+ Il-96-300
370+ Tu-204-100
400+ Tu-334-100
100+ L610
400+ Il-114 or An-140


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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 1:14 pm

LZ-TLT,

Actually, I think if my alternate scenario, it's likely that the An-22's would be in the process of being phased out of service by 2001. They would be completely replaced by a fleet of about 75-100 An-124's.
 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 1:43 pm

You are forgetting a few things here...for one, top quality/service was not at the top of AFL's list in the bad old days, and most importantly they could never build a decent high by-pass turbofan engine, so they would be restricted as to where they could fly with their airplanes, expecially with todays strict noise and emitions standards...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: Aeroflot "Could Have Been"

Sun May 27, 2001 1:43 pm

Out of the modern-day Russian civilian aircraft, I am amazed at the beauty of the TU204 and IL96-300. Does anyone know the price range of each (or any) of these aircraft?

What ever happened to the TU214, is it in production?
 
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RE: Aeroflot

Sun May 27, 2001 3:39 pm

It would have been great though had Aeroflot existed in its past might and glory in this day in age.

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