Aviastar-TU

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Aviastar-TU
Авиастар-ТУ
Aviastar-TU logo.png
IATA
4B
ICAO
TUP
Callsign
TUPOLEVAIR
Founded 2004
Hubs Ramenskoye Airport
Secondary hubs Domodedovo International Airport
Vnukovo International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations Charters
Parent company CJSC "Aviastar-SP"
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Ivan Ivanovich Sukhomlin (General Director)
Website www.aviastartu.ru/en

LLC Aviastar-TU (Russian: ООО «Авиастар-ТУ») is a passenger and cargo charter airline based in Moscow, Russia. It works as transport section for the Ulyanovsk production factory and operates out of Ramenskoye Airport.

Following an accident involving an Aviastar-TU Tupolev Tu-204 on 22 March 2010,[1] the CAA moved to ban Aviastar-TU from carrying passengers with immediate effect, pending an examination of the airline's flight operations.[2]

Fleet[edit]

An Aviastar-TU Tupolev Tu-204-100C taking off from Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia. (2007)

The Aviastar-TU fleet consists the following aircraft in an all-economy class configuration (at 28 March 2010):[3][4]

Aviastar-TU Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Tupolev Tu-204-120 1 0 210
Aviastar-TU Cargo Fleet
Tupolev Tu-204-100C 2 0 30 000 kg 1 operating for DHL Express
Tupolev Tu-204-120C 1 2 30 000 kg

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 22 March 2010, Aviastar-TU Flight 1906, a Tupolev Tu-204 (RA-64011) crashed on approach to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport. The aircraft was on its way back from Hurghada in Egypt with only eight crew members on board. Everybody survived the accident with only 2 receiving serious injuries.[5] In September 2010, the МАК released their final report into the accident.[6] The cause of the accident was attributed to pilot error, with a number of factors contributing to the accident including inadequate crew training and lack of cockpit resource management, failure of autoflight systems and regulatory violations by Aviastar-TU.

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