Russia to resurrect an additional 11 airliners from its aircraft boneyards

Russia’s United Aircraft Company will restore an additional 11 decommissioned aircraft to an airworthy condition before delivering the planes to Russian airlines. 

The aircraft are expected to be delivered to passenger airline, Red Wings and cargo airlines Volga-Dnepr and Aviastar-TU. 

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According to a report by Russian newspaper Vedomosti, one Antonov An-124, two Ilyushin Il-96-400Ts and eight Tupolev Tu-204/214s will be restored. 

The restoration is expected to cost 15.4 billion rubles ($267 million) and be completed by 2024, the report said. 

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The aircraft will be leased by companies already experienced in operating aircraft of the same type. The Tu-204/214s will be leased by Red Wings, while Volga-Dnepr will receive the An-124 and Aviastar-TU will take the Il-96s. 

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