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by Wasilenko
Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Copies Of Western Airliners
Replies: 37
Views: 6359

RE: Soviet Copies Of Western Airliners

Everyone can spot Soviet Union's seconds but how about firsts.... Tu-124 was one of the first civil airplanes in the world to fly with turbofan engines, and was the first in its class. Tu-134 was only the second civil airliner with engines in the rear and the horizontal tail right at the top of the ...

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by Wasilenko
Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Legend Tu-114
Replies: 19
Views: 4893

RE: Soviet Legend Tu-114

Yes, the photos are taken at Monino Museum..

The U2 looking aircraft in is Myasishev M-17 that was ultimately replaced by M-55 both were designed for to out perform U-2.

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by Wasilenko
Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Legend Tu-114
Replies: 19
Views: 4893

Soviet Legend Tu-114

Look here

http://www.monino.ru/index.sema?a=pages&id=20

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by Wasilenko
Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More New Il-96-300!
Replies: 28
Views: 5115

RE: One More New Il-96-300!

Il-96-300PU does probably does not need these extra two exits which are not exactly over wing even though as it can be seen on the pictures these doors do exist. I think this is becuse Il-96-300PU does not carry as many people as normal Il-96-300 and hence the is no need for extra exits. Maybe the f...

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by Wasilenko
Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot And The Yak42
Replies: 5
Views: 3061

RE: Aeroflot And The Yak42

No way they had problems, both Yak-42 and Yak-40 were and still are very fine aircraft. Yak-42 was grounded in the 80s but the problem with the stabilizer was fixed. International Division which is now Aeroflot Russian Airlines never ordered Yak-42. I don't know why possibly because before the colla...

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by Wasilenko
Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More New Il-96-300!
Replies: 28
Views: 5115

RE: One More New Il-96-300!

Il-96 does not have that airstairs feature. One the NTV news program the aircraft shown had <acronym title="Royal Nepal Airlines">RA</acronym>-96016 registration but I always thought that it was meant to be <acronym title="Royal Nepal Airlines">RA</acronym>-96014. I am sure that I saw before on tele...

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by Wasilenko
Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More New Il-96-300!
Replies: 28
Views: 5115

One More New Il-96-300!

On Monday one more new Il-96-300 has taken-off in to the air for the first time! The aircraft is dedicated for Rossiya Airlines and is to be used as presidential aircraft. It will enter service in September this year. It was shown on NTV today. This means that 15 years after Il-96-300 flew for the f...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Apr 20, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Soloviev D-30 Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 6730

RE: Soloviev D-30 Engine

The D-30 engines installed on Tu-134 are very different to all the other D-30 turbofans used by other types. In fact designation is probably the only thing they have in common. In addition to the above list you can add M-55 as the also use versions of D-30B-12 turbofans. From what I know Lead Design...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Apr 20, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Pioneer. Yak-42
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

The Pioneer. Yak-42

When ever one reads western articles about Soviet / CIS designed aircraft there is always a tendency to say that Soviet / CIS engines were far behind their western counterparts. To some extend this is true especially if you think of Il-86 engines of which were not all that great in terms of fuel con...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Mar 23, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Little Help On IL-62 & TU-144 Please.
Replies: 13
Views: 4665

RE: A Little Help On IL-62 & TU-144 Please.

The first aircraft to have 6 wheel main trucks was TU-154. In addition to this Tu-144 never flew to Americas. It was only flown to France and Bulgaria.

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by Wasilenko
Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Little Help On IL-62 & TU-144 Please.
Replies: 13
Views: 4665

RE: A Little Help On IL-62 & TU-144 Please.

17 Tu-144 have been produced. One prototype, 11 production and 5 Tu-144D.

Approximately 250 Il-62s have been produce.

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by Wasilenko
Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Aeroflot Logos - Opinions Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 3121

RE: Potential Aeroflot Logos - Opinions Wanted

What is wrong with hammer and sickle? This two items show that Russians are skilled and hard working people and Aeroflot is the airline that serves this people. I think that a national carrier should have a logo that reflects the nation and I think hammer and sickle does that very well for Russia. E...

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by Wasilenko
Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow Red Square Landing
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

RE: Moscow Red Square Landing

From what I know this guy was being escorted by the Air Force all the way to Moscow but for stupid reason the was no order to engage it as the higher ranking Air Force and political officials were afraid to repeat that KAL007. But this happened when Soviet Union was about to collapse and no one want...

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by Wasilenko
Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29compared To Su-27.
Replies: 9
Views: 23037

RE: Mig-29compared To Su-27.

Since when did Cuba started flying MiG-29? I thought they use MiG-23/27.

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by Wasilenko
Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Air Force Info
Replies: 8
Views: 4794

RE: Russian Air Force Info

As far as I know only the following types are operated by the Russian Air Force, Army and Navy. Mig-23/27 (most have been phased out), Mig-25 (no longer operated, only for research and testing), Mig-29, Mig-31, Su-17/20/22 (most have been phased out), Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, An-12, An-22, An-24/26/30/3...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Portugal Drops The A400M And....
Replies: 13
Views: 4241

RE: Portugal Drops The A400M And....

Too bad, EU should have droped A400M and went for An-70. Since it has already flown and offers very good performance. I guess it would have been cheaper to modify An-70 to NATO standard than to produce A400M from scrach.

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by Wasilenko
Tue Jan 14, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-134 Glass Nose?
Replies: 16
Views: 6506

RE: TU-134 Glass Nose?

All Tu-134A-3 and Tu-134B-3 that were produced for operations in USSR had glassed noses. In fact there was and still is a requirement for a navigator on many types of airplanes that fly domestic services in Russia. As far as I know Tu-134s (no glassed nose) that Aeroflot operates all carry a navigao...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Sep 22, 2002 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot In Its Hayday
Replies: 25
Views: 2474

RE: Aeroflot In Its Hayday

Now look at the total number of aircraft operated in CIS and Europe: An-12: 173 An-24: 560 An-26: 303 An-28: 71 An-30: 62 An-32: 58 An-38: 3 An-124: 20 An-225: 1 Tu-134: 353 Tu-154: 521 Tu-204: 7 Tu-214: 2 Il-18: 33 Il-62: 109 Il-76: 255 Il-86: 92 Il-96-300: 11 Il-114: 2 Yak-40: 542 Yak-42: 132

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by Wasilenko
Sun Sep 22, 2002 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot In Its Hayday
Replies: 25
Views: 2474

RE: Aeroflot In Its Hayday

Until break up in 1990: 200 international aircraft, 4500 helicopters, domestic and utility types. An-12: 194 An-24/26/30: 400 Tu-134: 389 Tu-154: 369 Il-62: 154 Il-86: 90+ Il-76: 72+ Il-18: 50+ Yak-40: 750+ Yak-42: 70+ L410: 80+ On order 100+ Il-96-300, Tu-204, Tu-334, Il-114, L610 and 5 A310-300. A...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Sep 15, 2002 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

RE: Russian Aviation

Russian avionics are behind the west! - This is a load of crap! Il-96 and Tu-204 were respectively the world's 2nd and 3rd airplanes to fly with fly-by-wire systems. In addition to this Buran the Russian space shuttle still is the only spacecraft that went to space and came back in a fully automatic...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Sep 08, 2002 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polish Tu-154M With RR Engines?
Replies: 1
Views: 2995

Polish Tu-154M With RR Engines?

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by Wasilenko
Sun Jul 21, 2002 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin 76TF Or Il-76TD With PS-90A?
Replies: 2
Views: 3469

RE: Ilyushin 76TF Or Il-76TD With PS-90A?

Il-76MF does not have a two-person EFIS cockpit at the moment although such option is considered as the aircraft enters production. Il-76MF gets a powerplant system from Il-96-300 with exactly the same digital screens in the cockpit. As far as all the other flight control instruments go I am sure th...

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by Wasilenko
Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircrafts In Production
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

RE: Russian Aircrafts In Production

Does anyone if the second Rossia Il-96-300 RA-96014 has been completed or is it still at Voronezh?

Wasilenko

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by Wasilenko
Fri Jul 05, 2002 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jets Collided Over Germany!
Replies: 383
Views: 52166

RE: Jets Collided Over Germany!

Here are the confermed reaction times.

The Russian Pilot told ATC that they were on a collision course 90 seconds before the impact.
Tu-154 was given order to decend by ATC 44 seconds before the impact.
Tu-154 began its decend 14 seconds after ATC order.

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by Wasilenko
Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Control: Tupolev Flew Too High!
Replies: 86
Views: 8954

RE: Swiss Control: Tupolev Flew Too High!

There seems to be contradiction in the media. Some say that the Russian pilot reacted 25 seconds before the collision some say that the pilot reacted instantly and with in 25 seconds (25 seconds before the collsion) Tu-154 was decending. It is very hard to imagine an emergency decent at 36000ft all ...

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by Wasilenko
Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Control: Tupolev Flew Too High!
Replies: 86
Views: 8954

RE: Swiss Control: Tupolev Flew Too High!

According to Avia.ru Tu-154M RA-85816 was fitted with collision avoidance system in 2001.

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by Wasilenko
Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jets Collided Over Germany!
Replies: 383
Views: 52166

RE: Jets Collided Over Germany!

According to Avia.ru Tu-154M RA-85816 was produced in 1995 and since had no major repairs. In 2001 it was fitted with collision avoidance systems (TCAS) and precise altitude selection equipment.

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by Wasilenko
Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jets Collided Over Germany!
Replies: 383
Views: 52166

RE: Jets Collided Over Germany!

Ten News Australia are full of s*** they always say that russian aeroplanes are bad. Look at all recent accidents involving Tu-154, they were almost all due to human error and Siberia aircraft was shut down. Out of 1000+ aircraft produced about 30+ were involved in serious accidents over the last 30...

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by Wasilenko
Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jets Collided Over Germany!
Replies: 383
Views: 52166

RE: Jets Collided Over Germany!

RA-85816 was the newest aircraft in BAL fleet and meet all EU requirements. It is very interesting how nothing is clear yet and everyone are already blaming Russians.

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by Wasilenko
Fri Jun 21, 2002 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Picture Of TNT Tu-204
Replies: 8
Views: 3015

RE: Picture Of TNT Tu-204

It was on the news about 3-4 months ago, TNT said that they would by 20-25(?) aircraft if they like them. One aircraft Tu-204-100F (PA-64021) operated for TNT by Air Rep but this aircraft was powered by PS-90A engines. From what I know TNT was happy with it. Now this aircraft here has RR engines and...

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by Wasilenko
Sat Jun 15, 2002 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Balkan 733s
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

RE: Balkan 733s

I've been on Balkan B735 and B762 in 1993 both aircraft were very new. I'm just wondering is Balkan planing to operate Tu-154M or is going to go completly Western?

Wasilenko

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by Wasilenko
Sun Jun 09, 2002 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Least Favorite Plane To Fly On?
Replies: 37
Views: 3949

RE: What's Your Least Favourite Plane To Fly On?

According to statistics Tu-134 is a better aircraft than DC-9, BAC-111 and Caravelle in terms of safety.

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by Wasilenko
Sun Jun 02, 2002 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Aeroflot Order
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

RE: Upcoming Aeroflot Order

There is no way, Aeroflot is going to buy new aircraft! They will lease new aircraft! Aeroflot does not need aircraft such as 777/340 as they are to big. Il-96-400 would be an excellent aircraft to replace Il-86 on domestic and international routes. It has a range of about 7000km which is about almo...

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by Wasilenko
Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Leaders And The Aircraft They Fly In
Replies: 34
Views: 3621

RE: National Leaders And The Aircraft They Fly In

By the way there exist only two nations that carry their first people on the aircraft that a made in the same nation.
They are Russia Il-96, Il-62 and USA Boeing 747, 757

Do you know if there exist more.

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by Wasilenko
Mon Apr 15, 2002 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft Require A 3 Person Flight Deck Crew?
Replies: 18
Views: 4508

RE: What Aircraft Require A 3 Person Flight Deck Crew?

Intitial An-124 have had a crew of 6. Late models have a crew of 4.
Even though both Il-96 and Tu-204 have a fly-by-wire the are still flown by a crew of 3-4. Il-86 and Tu-154 airliners also have a standard crew of 3 but are flown by 4. Forth is the navigator.

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by Wasilenko
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-134
Replies: 2
Views: 2037

RE: Tu-134

I do not agree with KFRG on this. Tu-134 came out in 1963 during the time when flying over siberia was a challange and a navigator (still a crew member on most old russian made aircraft) was needed in order to make sure that the navigational equipment are taking the aircraft in the right direction. ...

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by Wasilenko
Sun Mar 17, 2002 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yak-40 Vs Modern Regional Jets Fuel Consumption
Replies: 1
Views: 8928

RE: Yak-40 Vs Modern Regional Jets Fuel Consumption

Yak-40

H=6000m U=550km/h

Specific fuel consumption 0.83kg/h

Aviation fuel consumption 1.15tonnes/h

Wasilenko

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by Wasilenko
Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-104 / 114 / 124
Replies: 3
Views: 2214

RE: Tu-104 / 114 / 124

Yea, Tu-114 was very good, my dad had flown on one from Tashkent to Moscow in 1960s, he said that it was a very comfortable airliner.

wasilenko

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by Wasilenko
Fri Mar 08, 2002 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Best Airline Ever
Replies: 41
Views: 3157

RE: Whats The Best Airline Ever

Aeroflot Soviet Airlines

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by Wasilenko
Fri Mar 08, 2002 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-154 Questions?
Replies: 0
Views: 2021

Tu-154 Questions?

Hi, everyone I just have few questions for you.

Does anyone know what sort of certificates Tu-154 (all models) has and when they were awarded?

What is the initial climb rate and the loading on the wing?

I greatly appreciate your help.

Wasilenko

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by Wasilenko
Tue Mar 05, 2002 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Russian Aircraft So Awkward Looking?
Replies: 32
Views: 9022

RE: Why Are Russian Aircraft So Awkward Looking?

The only Russian jet derived from a military aircraft was Tu-104, all other airplanes were purely civil project. The reason why Tu-134 has a glassed nose is because the is a need to operate it in Siberia and visual navigation is nessesary, even today navigators fly on Il-96-300 accross Siberia. Russ...

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by Wasilenko
Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Narrow Body Jet
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

RE: Fastest Narrow Body Jet

Yes, Concorde sould be there too, Mach2.2

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by Wasilenko
Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Vs. Russia
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

RE: LH Vs. Russia

Pulokove had some years to buy new Aircrafts! For your information the untaxed profit of all Russian Airlines in 2001 could only buy 3 Il-96-300 at a unit prise of $35 million. The total profit would only buy 1.5 Il-96-300. This means that the profit of all Russian carriers was only $67.5. Not to me...

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by Wasilenko
Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Narrow Body Jet
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

RE: Fastest Narrow Body Jet

Supersonic Tu-144 Mach 2.4

Subnsonic Tu-154/A/B/B-1/B-2 almost Mach 1

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by Wasilenko
Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ever Happened To This Aeroflot Colour Scheme?
Replies: 9
Views: 3535

RE: What Ever Happened To This Aeroflot Colour Scheme?

It is still too expensive to repaint the whole fleet and this scheme does not have valid symbolism even though the eagle blazon is official blazon of Russian Federation. In other words an airline that was formed by SOVIET RUSSIA can not fly in such colours. In addition to this the standard colours o...

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by Wasilenko
Wed Feb 27, 2002 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Firsts, Longest, Largest, Fastest .......
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

RE: Aviation Firsts, Longest, Largest, Fastest .......

Aeroflot-Soviet Airlines

Until 1991 the world's biggest airline in terms of fleet stuff and services.

World's second airline to operate a jet airliner Tu-104 after BOAC

First airline to introduce (limited) supersonic travel Tu-144.




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by Wasilenko
Fri Feb 22, 2002 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-86: Different Design
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

RE: Il-86: Different Design

The shape of the aircraft in the picture is very simular to the real Il-86. From what I know, initially Il-86 was meant to look like Il-62 with 4 engines in the rear and wide body. The engineers however, latter decided to make it conventional. Just imagine for a moment Il-86 fuselage with a T-tail, ...

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by Wasilenko
Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25-35 Tu-154Ms Will Be Produced!
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

25-35 Tu-154Ms Will Be Produced!

Just learned from Avia.ru that from 2002 to 2003 25-35 Tu-154M airplanes will be produced! This year 6 will go to Russian airlines, and 10 will go overseas! Tu-154M Senior Engineer Alexander Chengard said that the type can't compete with the latest developments from both Russia and the West but Tu-1...

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by Wasilenko
Tue Feb 12, 2002 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky News: Iranian Passenger Jet Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 2999

RE: Sky News: Iranian Passenger Jet Crash

Oh, no! It is a Tu-154 again!!!!!



Iranian Airtours at least 100 people are dead!

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by Wasilenko
Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Tu-134 Have An Airbrake?
Replies: 3
Views: 2998

Does Tu-134 Have An Airbrake?

Not long ago I saw a Russian film were an early model Tu-134 was shown on its final approach. One unique feature that this Tu-134 had is an airbrake. This is the only time that I've seen such a device used on a Tu-134. All this time however, I thought that the airbrake feature has been deleted on al...

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