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Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:56 am
by avgeekjohn
Uzbekistan Airways has retired its last Ilyushin IL-114.

http://aeronauticsonline.com/ilyushin-il-114-a-rare-plane-disappears-from-the-skies/

Ilyushin is working on a new variant of the aircraft, but, until a new one is introduced, no IL-114s will remain in service. Thoughts?

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:40 pm
by oldannyboy
Cool, elegant, little liner that I would love to fly on. I am told reliability was a big issue with type....

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:50 pm
by drdisque
Illyushin was the former Soviet design bureau who seemed to "get it" the least when designing a commercially viable airliner after the end of the Soviet Union. Sukhoi definitely got it. Tupolev sort of got it - at least they tried to make the TU-204/214 commercially viable even though they didn't really succeed. Antonov figured out their niche and got it (and they're in Ukraine). Illyushin hasn't really launched any successful civilian product since the IL-76 (which was primarily a military product). Yakolev - what have they been up to?

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:07 pm
by opticalilyushin
I flew the -114 a few months ago, it was remarkably quiet and smooth to fly on.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:28 pm
by Dalavia
I flew on the Il-114 a few years ago.

It was a lovely, smooth flight, although the interior was a little rough - it looked to be, shall we say, hand-crafted.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:29 pm
by AirbusA6
Weird that so few were made, considering the vast numbers of AN24s used in he former USSR. What were they all replaced with?

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:47 pm
by Phosphorus
drdisque wrote:
Illyushin was the former Soviet design bureau who seemed to "get it" the least when designing a commercially viable airliner after the end of the Soviet Union. Sukhoi definitely got it. Tupolev sort of got it - at least they tried to make the TU-204/214 commercially viable even though they didn't really succeed. Antonov figured out their niche and got it (and they're in Ukraine). Illyushin hasn't really launched any successful civilian product since the IL-76 (which was primarily a military product). Yakolev - what have they been up to?


Yakovlev fans have a standing claim that MS-21 is, in reality, a rebadged Yak-242. How true is that claim, it's not for me to judge.

As far as Sukhoi "getting it" -- well, if you remember that the Sukhoi civilian program is top-down, created via an ukaze, has Sukhoi name as a brand only, and contains little to no Sukhoi DNA in the design, hmm...

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:56 pm
by drdisque
AirbusA6 wrote:
Weird that so few were made, considering the vast numbers of AN24s used in he former USSR. What were they all replaced with?


A lot were replaced with used CRJ's and ERJ's.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:38 pm
by F27500
Yet another modern Russian "success story".

And some on here wonder why many of us chuckle when we hear each time about the new Russian design about to take the airline industry by storm.

Never gonna happen. Russian planes are a joke.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:59 pm
by northstardc4m
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:34 pm
by Melbourne
northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


There are Tu-154, Tu-134, An-24, An-26, An-140, An-148, An-158, Tu-284/214, Yak-40, Yak-42 still flying.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:35 pm
by Melbourne
northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


There are Tu-154, Tu-134, An-24, An-26, An-140, An-148, An-158, Tu-204/214, Yak-40, Yak-42 still flying.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 pm
by n797mx
northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


Air Koryo still has IL-62s flying.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:07 pm
by N415XJ
Too bad. It always seemed to me like an alternate universe version of the BAE ATP. I had been semi-seriously considering visiting central asia to check out the unique and beautiful countries there and maybe get a chance to fly on the type.

Does anyone know if these are just 'parked' and might come back in the future or are they headed to the scrapyard or other users, gone for good?

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:15 pm
by northstardc4m
n797mx wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


Air Koryo still has IL-62s flying.
I dont really count that... It's more a official transport than airliner. Koryo schedule seems to be tu204s and an148s

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Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 pm
by PlymSpotter
avgeekjohn wrote:
Uzbekistan Airways has retired its last Ilyushin IL-114.

http://aeronauticsonline.com/ilyushin-il-114-a-rare-plane-disappears-from-the-skies/

Ilyushin is working on a new variant of the aircraft, but, until a new one is introduced, no IL-114s will remain in service. Thoughts?


This isn't really news, they retired the type before summer. I was in Tashkent in March and by chance flew on the last day of scheduled operations - there was a TV crew and some journalists in attendance to commemorate the occasion. Some flights continued to operate for a while after with the Il-114, switching at the last minute from the A320.

Nationalism may see Uzbekistan Airways order some of the new variant, but really they'd be better off using E70/90 size equipment due to the stage lengths. This would also be useful for them to open more 'thin' regional routes.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:09 am
by Phosphorus
PlymSpotter wrote:
Nationalism may see Uzbekistan Airways order some of the new variant, but really they'd be better off using E70/90 size equipment due to the stage lengths. This would also be useful for them to open more 'thin' regional routes.


Sorry to be bearing bad news, but the hope that somehow, with nationalism in play, Uzbekistan Airways will buy newly-built Il-114, probably is in vain.
Tashkent aviation plant has, indeed, up to eight unfinished hulls of both passenger and cargo Il-114 planes. However, they are there for years now, without any progress.

Russians are making noises about relaunching Il-114 production in Russia. We shall see.

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:40 am
by opticalilyushin
Another thing to keep in mind is that Uzbekistan has a growing high speed train network, which is cheaper and more frequent than what the airline could offer to some locations. When i was there I flew the 757 domestic, which is mostly used as a positioning flight to link up the secondary cities with Moscow