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by Pentaprism
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia May Deliver 6 To 16 SSJ100 Planes To Pakistan-Trade Minister
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Russia May Deliver 6 To 16 SSJ100 Planes To Pakistan-Trade Minister

There has been a lot of talk recently about SSJ's going to various Countries including some Western Operators. But as I mentioned in another Post the Aircraft does not have an Engine that meets any kind of minimal Operational Requirements. https://airlinerwatch.com/sukhoi-superj ... e-engines/ Safr...

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by Pentaprism
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia May Deliver 6 To 16 SSJ100 Planes To Pakistan-Trade Minister
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Russia May Deliver 6 To 16 SSJ100 Planes To Pakistan-Trade Minister

There has been a lot of talk recently about SSJ's going to various Countries including some Western Operators. But as I mentioned in another Post the Aircraft does not have an Engine that meets any kind of minimal Operational Requirements. https://airlinerwatch.com/sukhoi-superj ... e-engines/ Safra...

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by Pentaprism
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 15733

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

100/1 outsider SuperJet with 125 seats. Now hear me out...They're geographically close to Russia and all the other components are easily accessible in Europe nearby. maybe make it 1000/1 outsider. Problem with the SSJ is just a terrible lack of support once an aircraft is sold to an operator. there...

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by Pentaprism
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Flights Over Syrian Airspace
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Commercial Flights Over Syrian Airspace

Just flew to Europe and back with QR and was surprised that we overflew Syria. Given there are ongoing attacks by the Israeli Air Force and ongoing efforts by the Syrians to shoot them down is it not dangerous to overfly this area? We have already seen a Russian Military Aircraft fall victim to frie...

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by Pentaprism
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 748
Views: 99094

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

RJMAZ wrote:

The only money Boeing has permanently lost on the MAX grounding is the cost of fixing MCAS, damages paid to the families and penalties paid to airlines. This would be pocket change for Boeing and probably a few months worth of profit.


You don't they are going to lose any money through lost sales?

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by Pentaprism
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 748
Views: 99094

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

UAC should be licking there lips in delight with these developments. If the specs are correct the MC-21 is the right aircraft at the right time, i.e when Boeing has nothing to offer and Airbus production is booked out. UAC only need to get their Support right and they have an opportunity to make inr...

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by Pentaprism
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are there any noise requirements for military aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 3452

Re: Are there any noise requirements for military aircraft?

Interesting to know how they calculated the Bedroom Noise!

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by Pentaprism
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Cessna 402?
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: Aeroflot Cessna 402?

schech wrote:
this flight is operated by a Bombardier DHC-8-400 of an Aeroflot's far east subsidiarie called Aurora. The 'CN4' thing is a Flightradar's bug


Thanks for the explanation.

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by Pentaprism
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Cessna 402?
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Aeroflot Cessna 402?

According to Flightradar 24 Aeroflot is operating a "CN4" Aircraft between UUS and KHV. Is this correct? I know Aeroflot used to operate hundreds of very small Aircraft, mainly AN2's, but it seems strange they would be buying Cessna's and using them on a route which normally sees A320's/73...

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by Pentaprism
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Routing from MOW to CCS
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Routing from MOW to CCS

Thanks for the link Armadillo. Don't have Flight Radar but IL-62 makes more sense than AN-148! I believe most of the Russian Government fleet is based in VKO but where did this one come from?

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by Pentaprism
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Routing from MOW to CCS
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Routing from MOW to CCS

Apparently 2 Russian Government Aircraft flew from Russia (presumably VKO) to CCS. Does anybody know which Aircraft they were and what route they took? The caption shows an AN-148 but I find it hard to believe they used this Aircraft for the Mission given the lack of range. https://www.almasdarnews....

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by Pentaprism
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?
Replies: 39
Views: 8152

Re: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?

Well Erdogan just attended MAKS and spent time with SU-35's and SU-57's. The odds of seeing Russian Aircraft in Turkish Airforce just increased. It could be a bluff but that's what some thought about the S-400. If Turkey does order Russian Jets the US will have to think seriously about kicking them ...

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by Pentaprism
Wed May 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7435

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

I have a hard time believing the western manufacturers involved in the SSJ are the ones to blame for parts availability shortages, when that is a well known problem of "not western" manufacturers. I don't know how much money the Russian government has put into the SSJ, but they should pro...

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by Pentaprism
Wed May 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 146418

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The Sheremetyevo Airport website has published last night a good chronology of the fire and the fire crew response. https://www.svo.aero/en/press_center/press_releases/khronologiya-aviatsionnogo-proisshestviya-s-vs-ssj-100-i-deyatelnosti-avariyno-spasatelnoy-komandy-sh (English version on the link)...

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by Pentaprism
Tue May 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7435

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

I don't think this needs to be the end of the SSJ. In most ways it is a very competitive Aircraft. Obviously they need to sort out the issue with the Engine or source a new Engine. They need to build a Spare Parts Supply Chain comparable to what Western Manufacturers offer. And they need to find out...

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by Pentaprism
Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 146418

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I find it strange that the Russian State Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) have not grounded the Aircraft Type. They did so after the following crashes; 28/7/02 - IL86 crashed shortly after departure from SVO 29/12/12 - TU204 crashed during landing at VKO 11/2/18 - AN148 crashed shortly after departur...

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by Pentaprism
Mon May 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 146418

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Do the Crew normally carry a Satellite phone? I assumed they would in case of Radio Issues but several things I have read suggest that after radio connection was lost no communication with the Tower was possible. Response from ES may have been better if communication was maintained. Some comments ha...

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by Pentaprism
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 727010

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What this Crash Highlights to me is that Sensors/Pitot Tubes are pretty much the weakest links in Modern Aircraft - which are otherwise incredibly safe.

AF447 31/5/09
6W703 11/2/18
JT610 29/10/18
ET302 10/3/19

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by Pentaprism
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 31287

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

I understand that most of Interjets' Superjets are grounded because of the Engine Issue. The Engine needs maintenance (or perhaps replacing) a lot sooner than it is supposed to. Neither Interjet, Safran or Sukhoi are apparently willing to pay for the Maintenance so the fleet is steadily reducing and...

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by Pentaprism
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 31287

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Mental. Utterly mental. Compared to the cost of building a program from scratch... and the cost to reputation - having even several full airframes of spare parts sitting locally is chicken feed! Well, if you don't know the full story, the bottleneck were actually Safran, who were not delivering the...

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by Pentaprism
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 133800

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

That was my thought itself. I've always found this sanctions ridiculous especially like you said when American jobs are at stake in supplying components for the MC-21. As for sales, I don't think the MC-21 is expected to make much of a dent although if I had my wish the 737MAX would be out to pastu...

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by Pentaprism
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 133800

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

I find it interesting that the US has decided to wave their Sanctions Wand in the direction of the MC21 to disrupt it's production. The MC21 has plenty of US components so I would have expected them to figure it was in their interests to see the MC-21's go into production as soon as possible. But of...

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by Pentaprism
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Impact of 737 MAX issues on MC21
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Commercial Impact of 737 MAX issues on MC21

Just wondering what UAC Management in Russia are making of the 737 MAX issues? IMO the biggest disincentive to buying Russian Aircraft is the poor after sales support and service. But a secondary reason is that Russian Aircraft are perceived to be less safe than Boeing and Airbus. I would suggest 4 ...

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