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2063800205 Il-114-100 UK-91105 Uzbekistan

During stopover I had a chance to take some shots.Actually,Tashkent airport is one of the most interesting and unexplored for me.But the huge numbers of IL-76,86 as well as Tu-154,Yak-40,An-26 draws me.

Here is one of the four presented on the apron IL-114.Unfortunately,the USSR collapse and subsequent political and econimic situation shot down such a wonderful project.

 

Some info: The Ilyushin Il-114 is a Russian airliner that first flew in 1990. Initially, orders for the aircraft were slow, but during the 2007 MAKS Airshow, Ilyushin announced the signing of a contract with Venezuela for a large purchase of 98 planes. However, according to Agence France-Presse, the state company Rosoboronexport, which has the monopoly for the export of arms of that country, denied participating in such an agreement.[citation needed] Current operators are Vyborg in Russia and Uzbekistan Airways in Uzbekistan. Vyborg Airlines took delivery of an Ilyushin 114 at MAKS 2005.

 

The Il-114 is a twin-engine turboprop for local routes in the Antonov An-24 class. Altogether, 14 planes have been built. (C)Wikipedia

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Taken on February 19, 2011