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by Solidus
Sun May 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?
Replies: 16
Views: 3521

Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2016-09-06/antonov-sells-dormant-225-heavylifter-program-china What's the status on that? There were...

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by Solidus
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 56536

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

lollomz wrote:
Who will be the first operator of the C919?


China Eastern - MU

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by Solidus
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 56536

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

COMAC chief designer pegs C919 delivery to 2021 http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines/comac-chief-designer-pegs-c919-delivery-2021 COMAC has confirmed that it expects the first 150-seat C919 to be delivered in 2021, verifying earlier indications from the Chinese manufacturer that there is another y...

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by Solidus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 5387

Re: Iran aviation thread - 2018

One interesting question maybe to persiangulf93 and others who more in theme, Is really 727 of Iran Aseman still in commercial passenger service? There is no chances to get this information from outside, there are lot of rumors in topics related to 727, but on one confirmed definitely by fact, eg la...

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by Solidus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50444

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Some sources say that is collision with helicopter, but no confirmation yet

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by Solidus
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 27
Views: 5878

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

According to some source it is schedule for delivery in Q1 2018: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/somon-air-to-receive-single-boeing-787-in-2018/ This source even cannot count properly the number of aircraft. Its fleet currently comprises six factory-new Boeing 737-900ER narrowbodies, all of them deli...

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by Solidus
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IrAero
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KarelXWB,

Might be interesting for You as well. :) First operator will be not Aeroflot, rather IrAero in 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IrAero

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by Solidus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure
Replies: 50
Views: 9667

Re: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1353903&p=20060709#p20060709

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KarelXWB wrote:
The spare pool consists of a combination of new and refurbished engines.


Understand. Thank You. Last question is here

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1353903&p=20060709#p20060709

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by Solidus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Bearing Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 6231

Re: PW1100G Bearing Failure

In positive news, the bearing issue is now a thing of the past: Meanwhile, Chris Calio, president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, confirmed that the company has completed developing improved combustor lining material and an improved carbon air seal for the PW1100G-JM’s Number 3 bearing. ...

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by Solidus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure
Replies: 50
Views: 9667

Re: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure

Cheers to everyone, What is the current state of the PW1100G series engines? Are all problems are resolved or still there are ongoing procedures from PW? An improved combustion chamber was certified at the end of last year and is already integrated in new production engines. This was the last issue...

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by Solidus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 27
Views: 5878

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

Is there any fresh updates on this MoU?

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by Solidus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure
Replies: 50
Views: 9667

Re: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure

Cheers to everyone,

What is the current state of the PW1100G series engines? Are all problems are resolved or still there are ongoing procedures from PW?

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by Solidus
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 8644

Re: Alrosa retired the TU154?

xjetflyer2001 wrote:
I saw a TU-154 operating for Alorsa yesterday, according to FR24 that is, not sure if it was correct or not. but that was the 2nd time this week it showed as an Alrosa TU-154 operation


Can You kindly provide registration number of Aircraft detected?

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by Solidus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 8644

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

hobbsieoz wrote:
According to Wiki the only civil operator is Air Koryo with 2 in their fleet. There may be an Air Kyrgyzstan one floating around somewhere. All other operators are military.


I think previous last operator was Belavia until retirement on 29.12.2016.

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by Solidus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do I book a flight on Alrosa TU154
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: How do I book a flight on Alrosa TU154

avia-info@alrosa.ru and ask where Tu-154 are planned.

The link for booking is located here

https://booking.alrosa.aero/oxygen/
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I think that likelyhood of predict when Tu-154 is flying is very hard. I recomment You to write email on avia-info@alrosa.ru and ask where Tu-154 are planned.

The link for booking is located here

https://booking.alrosa.aero/oxygen/

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by Solidus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 8644

Re: Alrosa retired the TU154?

RA-85684 was last time on-air 11 of December according FlightAware

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by Solidus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 8644

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

The only scheduled 154 operator in the world is Alrosa, with 2 that connect Siberia and Moscow each week, aswell as occasional charters to the beach resorts in the South West. I flew it last year from Moscow to Krasnodar for 45 Euros Do You have information regarding TU-154 usage by Alrosa in curre...

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by Solidus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 8644

Re: Alrosa retired the TU154?

Per there website and wikipedia Alrosa no longer operates the TU154 is this true? It is unknown precisely, but on web-site there is no longer information available on fleet page concerning TU-154. It is the fact https://www.alrosa.aero/informaciya_dlya_passazhirov/flot-alrosa/ In news feed of Airli...

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by Solidus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

http://www.uecrus.com/rus/presscenter/o ... NT_ID=2816
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PD-14 is undergoing third-phase of flight testing, which involve certification authorities. Press release link in Russian below. Currently no English version is released unfortunately.

http://www.uecrus.com/rus/presscenter/o ... NT_ID=2816

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Is there any sign of the PD-14M geared enging coming down the trail yet? The Russian engine makers have been pretty good with gearboxes in the past thanks to their high power turboprops. Unfortunately, no. There is no sign of PD-14M. There was no occurrence in any public available sources about tes...

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: RE: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

New aircraft type designed to compete with the 737/A320 rolls out, and not much interest on a.net . An airline announces a new route, or picks up a few more gates - threads blows up. Logic not found   When and IF the Airplane gets certified by the FAA and EASA? Then there will be MUCH to talk about...

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

The engine choice of pw or pd is up to the customer? For customers outside Russian or US influence - Yes, sure. For others - I think yes too, but people in Russia would prefer to fly on airlines with PD engines, and leasing companies depends on US, I think, will prefer PW. Btw, to be competitive wi...

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

You forgot to mention that PD-14 has less diameter size 1.9 comparing to 2.1 of PW1400G, so it has less weight and less drag. PD-14 weight: 3780kg P Dear mirosas , according UEC website basic PD-14 has dry engine weight 2870 kg. Please find below reference http://www.avid.ru/en/pd14/ From which sou...

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

I do wonder how efficient the PD-14 will be and if it is going to stack up against the PW1400G-JM. I guess it has 13% less fuel consumption than CFM56, but 3% more than PW1400G or LEAP-X. PD-14 does not use gearbox like PW1000g, and it does not use extremely high temperatures like LEAP-X - the rusu...

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOBBIi3tGYU

Dutchy wrote:
Good to see it in the air, seems a rather short flight and not going very high.


30 min, 1000 meters, 300 km/s according reports.
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Video of take-off from side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOBBIi3tGYU

Dutchy wrote:
Good to see it in the air, seems a rather short flight and not going very high.


30 min, 1000 meters, 300 km/s according reports.

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by Solidus
Sun May 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hk4gPrS5Cc

On Air Photo

https://cdn.aviaforum.ru/images/2017/05 ... 7b83c0.jpg
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Video with slightly better quality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hk4gPrS5Cc

On Air Photo

https://cdn.aviaforum.ru/images/2017/05 ... 7b83c0.jpg

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by Solidus
Sat May 27, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

BTW the MS21-200 test airframes will use the PD-14 and not the P&W GTF. Any idea why the MS21-300 uses the PW1400G engine instead of the PD-14? KarelXWB , PD-14 was undergoing on second phase of flight tests mounted on Il-76 LL (Flying Lab). On 25-th of May second phase of testing was completed...

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by Solidus
Sat May 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

Update. First flight is scheduled for tomorrow.

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by Solidus
Sat May 27, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 94954

Re: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

pylon101 wrote:
Its fuselage is just 11 cm wider than A-32X. But it somehow looks wider.
Well. Waiting for the First Flight.


According rumors, on 25 May production committee meeting granted clear to go for first flight, so first flight expected soon.

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