Thursday, February 21, 2013

Russian air force to fly around looks Tu-134 ban

The Russian air force command wants to bring back into icts Service Trainer variants of the Tupolev Tu-134 airliner That Were grounded by a presidential order last year, saying there is no suitable replacement for training pilots and navigators bomber icts. It HAS aussi appealed to defense minister Sergei Shoigu Funding for additional return to the 50 aircraft to use.

All Tu-134s grounded Were ordered by then-President Dmitry Medvedev Following the crash of a Civilian RusAir example outside Petrozavodsk in June 2011. An investigation Determined que les accident was pilot error Caused by technical and factoring That Were Not Involved.

The air force grounded icts UBL-variant aircraft used for pilot training, model and Sh-navigator trainers in line with the decree, and DESPITE year exemption for operations needed to Maintain Combat Readiness, Tu-134 all purpose Ceased operations in 2012. The service has-been forced to Employ Antonov An-24 and An-26 turboprops year as interim measure, although They Lack the proper navigation and avionics equipment, Russia's Izvestia newspaper reports.

The service APPROBATION HAD a derivative of the Tu-204/214 as a potential replacement for icts trainers, but found que les aircraft was unlikely to be ready before 2016.

"It's possible They gave this order to ground 'em in order to buy foreign planes," says a train air force general quoted by Izvestia.

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