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Author Topic: Why is nobody using the Tu-204  (Read 574 times)

LeoDario

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Why is nobody using the Tu-204
« on: December 21, 2011, 11:31:07 PM »
Benifits: Good Range ( For Europe )
             Resonable Price ( About $30 Million )
             Good amt. of passengers for Price ( 180 pax )
             Speed ( .79 Mach )

Downsides: Fuel Consumption ( 4500 kg/h  )
                 Turnround time ( Minimum = 70 min )

Is it really that bad?
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 11:36:41 PM by LeoDario »

Offline LemonButt

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Re: Why is nobody using the Tu-204
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 01:11:20 AM »
Fuel consumption and turnaround are comparable to the 757 and aren't really downsides.  The reason people avoid it is that the maintenance costs are higher (but not prohibitively) and it's a Russian built aircraft.  Other than that, it's a good aircraft.

LeoDario

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Re: Why is nobody using the Tu-204
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 01:22:26 AM »
Fuel consumption and turnaround are comparable to the 757 and aren't really downsides.  The reason people avoid it is that the maintenance costs are higher (but not prohibitively) and it's a Russian built aircraft.  Other than that, it's a good aircraft.

So really it is practically just as good as another plane ( almost )

wapp11

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Re: Why is nobody using the Tu-204
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 01:56:22 AM »
So really it is practically just as good as another plane ( almost )

I have used it with success.  I just hate the long turn around comparatively with AC of its size (737-900, A321)  With what you save in outright cost, you loose in fuel and maintenance.  As long as fuel isn't sky high it will be a nice AC for you.  Another huge plus side is it almost always available!

Offline alexgv1

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Re: Why is nobody using the Tu-204
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011, 10:22:56 AM »
Only reason I'm not using it in Australia is that the baseline version lacks range for me, e.g. Sydney to Perth.
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

 

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