A good series of video on Aeroflot soon after the fall of SU.
Aeroflot after the fall
Austin wrote:Aeroflot after the fall
Vladimir79 wrote:Austin wrote:Aeroflot after the fall
I flew Aeroflot after the fall of CCCP from St. Pete to Moskva, it wasn't nearly that bad on the major routes. The non-profitable backwater routes didn't get the funding. Today, many of the aircraft are Airbus and Boeing which are nice to fly on but still many of the backwaters still use old Soviet planes. The major airports are up-to-date, but the little ones still are not there. More funding for airport safety and SSJs are required to get them up to international standards.
Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On Awarding State Decorations to the Crew of a Tu-154 Aircraft of Mirny Aviation Division of AO ALROSA, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Pilots Andrei Lamanov and Yevgeny Novoselov were awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation for their courage and heroism in an emergency situation. The other seven crew members were awarded the Order of Courage.
The passenger Tu-154 aircraft with 72 passengers and nine crew members on board was flying from Yakutia to Moscow on September 7, 2010 when its electricity supply, navigation equipment and radio communications failed at an altitude of more than 10 kilometres and so it was forced to make an emergency landing at a military airfield in Izhma, Komi Republic (Northwestern Federal District), not designed to handle large aircraft and in recent years used to serve helicopters only. No one was injured during the landing and the plane received only slight damage.
Vlad , which aircraft have you flown with Aeroflot ?
I was looking at the video of Aeroflow and they do a very steep angle landing at high speed is that common ?
Also I want to know why dont Russian Airliners like Aeroflot dont buy Russian Aircraft like Tu-204SM , SSJ and MS-21 in bigger numbers rather then invest in Western ones like Boeing and Airbus.
Recently Putin was unhappy with this and told the Aeroflot chief he was unhappy
Vladimir79 wrote:I flew in the Tu-154 and Il-96 as far as Soviet planes (outside of VDV). Most of the flights now are Boeing and Airbus. The pilots that land like that are ex-military, it depends on who is flying and where you are landing.
They haven't had many options for modern aircraft in the past. Nothing up to today has met efficiency and safety standards. As the new regional airliners prove themselves, they will be bought in larger numbers, but even then they are competing with Antonova designs. We spend all this money on domestic civil aviation yet we set ourselves up to fail... makes no sense.
Vlad , any interesting experience to share while flying the Tu-154 and IL-96 ?
I am still wondering why didnt they manage to sell IL-96 specially the new IL-96-400 its a good aircraft as far as I can see it ,only few cargo variants fly specially in Polet airlines , why Russias cargo airlines are more keen for 777 types
Why do ex-military pilots land their planes in such speed angle , even Indian AF operates the IL-76 havent seen them landing that way , any advantage in landing aircraft at such steep angle ?
AFAIK both the Tu-204/214 and IL-96 are quite competitive and meet the safety standards , unless you think other wise , can you tell me why do they not meet those standards ?
Austin wrote:Vlad , It is not true that Tu-204 and IL-96 are not qualified to land , the newer IL-96-300/400 and Tu-204 and new 204SM meets ICAO 4 standards and noise requirement and can land at any airports including Europe.
Infact all the aircraft be it military the modernised IL-476 and AN-124-150 are being qualified to meet the newer standards and can land at any airport in the world.
Most certainly the Superjet and MS-21 will meet or exceed these standards from ground up.
May be Putin should force Aeroflot to use as many Global Standard Complaint Russian Aircraft as possible