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TRey
5th Nov 2008, 14:44
Does anyone know if a TU154 has the ability/exemption to operate live flights with an engine inop? I have seen several pictures of an Aeroflot 154 in Warsaw on Oct 22 that has the #1 engine blocked off and reports that it was operated with pax. In my experience on MD11 and 744 there is nothing that would allow this to be anything but a ferry flight:confused:

WindSheer
5th Nov 2008, 15:02
Was it taxiing at the time? It is common practgice I believe to shut 1 down on the 154

oboema
5th Nov 2008, 15:02
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflot---Russian/Tupolev-Tu-154M/1417084/M/ (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflot---Russian/Tupolev-Tu-154M/1417084/M/)

Also makes me curious!

františek dobrota
5th Nov 2008, 20:32
If I know approved as ferry only with one eng. inop. For info usually No. 2 eng shut down after touchdown....(no reverser). Perhaps extra crew..:)

Asdrius
7th Nov 2008, 14:30
Regarding that Oct.22 Aeroflot flight pictured in Warsaw, I heard it was only a ferry flight with no passengers. It was positioning from Dusseldorf to Moscow, but had to make 2 stops. So it flew on routing: Dusseldorf-Warsaw-Minsk-Moscow. It seems TU-154 range is greatly reduced when flying on 2 engines.

Boroda
9th Nov 2008, 18:41
The last one post is correct - my friend was a co-pilot on that ferry flight.

HAWK21M
10th Nov 2008, 08:41
One Engine INOP on a Tu154 has to be a non commercial ferry.
regds
MEL