According to the Aviacor experts, the governmental authorities will preserve operable about 25 planes for 5-10 years; the company will manage to provide these airplanes with spare parts and capital overhaul services.
The company’s management declined to comment that situation for Mil.Today, having referred to the confidentiality issues.
The Aviacor’s annual report mentions the possibility "to replace this kind of business with servicing and repairing of other types of aircraft, including imported ones".
"Tu-154 has not exhausted its potential, so it’s not the time to decommission it", commented General Alexander Akhlyustin, honored pilot of Russia. As for him, the airplane is leading in its class in terms of reliability of airframe and materials as well as aerodynamic characteristics; it has high-lifted engines and robust landing gear. Speaking of drawbacks, the officer mentioned wasteful engines.
Reports about possible shutting down of production and maintenance of Tu-154 became more frequent after flight accident happened to Russian military Tu-154B-2 airplane crashed on December 25, 2016 near Sochi.
OJSC Aviacor-Aircraft Plant is one of the Russia’s largest aircraft-building companies. Its basic activities are construction, repairs, maintenance and supply of components for passenger liners Tu-154 and An-140.
According to informational and analytical system