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  • lbaspotter
    lbaspotters.net
    • May 2004
    • 784

    Transaero orders 4x 787 dreamliners from Boeing

    Flight global are reporting that Russian airline Transareo has ordered 4x Boeing 787's to replace some of its Boeing 767 fleet. It was only last week that it was confirmed that the airline had placed orders with Boeing for 4x 747-800's and 2x 777-300ER's along with orders from Airbus for 4x A380's and 8x A320-NEO's

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...r-787s-366371/

    Russia's Transaero to take four 787s

    Russian carrier Transaero is to acquire four 262-seat Boeing 787s under an agreement which continues its recent fleet-renewal programme.

    The airline said it had signed an agreement with the US airframer to take the aircraft. It has not disclosed an engine selection.

    Transaero said the twinjets would be configured with four first-class, 14 business-class and 244 economy-class seats.

    Director general Olga Pleshakova said the airline was "sticking to a principle of innovation" with the decision.

    She added that the carrier had already made advance payments to secure the 787s, which will be used to replace Boeing 767s used by the Moscow-based operator.

    "This aircraft, which has become a symbol of emerging technology, has the highest efficiency," said Pleshakova.

    Transaero has already tentatively signed for Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 aircraft, and placed an order for eight Airbus A320neos
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  • J-20 Hotdog
    Senior Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 3476

    #2
    Originally posted by lbaspotter View Post
    Flight global are reporting that Russian airline Transareo has ordered 4x Boeing 787's to replace some of its Boeing 767 fleet. It was only last week that it was confirmed that the airline had placed orders with Boeing for 4x 747-800's and 2x 777-300ER's along with orders from Airbus for 4x A380's and 8x A320-NEO's

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...r-787s-366371/

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    purchasing trends show that whenever possible, Russian Airlines prefer Boeings and Airbus. The two state owned airlines Rossiya and Aeroflot are having Superjets and Antonovs stuffed down their throat, but the two best private airlines, S7 and Transaero are focusing on Neos, 380s and now 787.

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    • Trident
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • May 2004
      • 3959

      #3
      Well, if they are looking for an aircraft in the size-class of the A320 upwards, what Russian alternative IS there that they could adopt? Even on paper the Il-96 or Tu-204 are no longer competitive with current 777s or A320s - if the Il-96M and Tu-204SM had happened by 1998 that might have helped, but the Western rivals have moved on since then. If you're not interested in widebodies like the 777, 787 or even A380, the MS-21 could be a candidate, but as promising as it looks you can't blame airlines for having more confidence in the established manufacturers for the time being.

      Regarding the implications for the Antonov and Sukhoi regional jets, the absence of other SSJ/An-148-class 100-seat aircraft in the Transaero and S7 fleets is pretty conspicuous. If they were flying scores of E-jets or CRJs instead you might have a point, but it's quite simply a market segment they do not seem to be interested in serving.
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      • J-20 Hotdog
        Senior Member
        • Mar 2008
        • 3476

        #4
        Originally posted by Trident View Post
        Regarding the implications for the Antonov and Sukhoi regional jets, the absence of other SSJ/An-148-class 100-seat aircraft in the Transaero and S7 fleets is pretty conspicuous. If they were flying scores of E-jets or CRJs instead you might have a point, but it's quite simply a market segment they do not seem to be interested in serving.
        you could argue that there was no strong interest in aircraft of that class until the government forced it upon them. other wise fine with the next step up, 737 A320 sized aircraft.

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        • Trident
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • May 2004
          • 3959

          #5
          Aeroflot must have had a pretty strong interest in small jets for regional routes all along, else why would they have held onto their decrepit, fuel-guzzling Tu-134s for so long? Rossiya, well they pretty much have no history of anything, being so young, it's anybody's guess as to whether it was something the government had to force them into.
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          • J-20 Hotdog
            Senior Member
            • Mar 2008
            • 3476

            #6
            Originally posted by Trident View Post
            Aeroflot must have had a pretty strong interest in small jets for regional routes all along, else why would they have held onto their decrepit, fuel-guzzling Tu-134s for so long? Rossiya, well they pretty much have no history of anything, being so young, it's anybody's guess as to whether it was something the government had to force them into.
            Tu-134 was a nice plane for its time!

            but anyways my chewing gum friend, think of Tu-134 not as the predecessor to the Superjet.. but that the Tu-134 is larger than the A319 and roughly the same as A320.. the latter two, despite being similar in length, offers way more seating. basically you get something the size of a Tu-134, with more seats and cheaper operating costs. it was an upgrade for them.

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