Soviet Updates The common CIS aviation industry achieved a total delivery of 16 aircraft in 2008. These included 5 An-32 (Kiev, Ukraine), 1 Il-76 Azerbaijan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), 1 Il-96 AFL Cargo (will probably never operate for them), 2 Il-114 Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), 3 Tu-204 Red Wings, 2 Tu-204 VVA, 1 Tu-204 Air China, 1 Tu-214 Transaero. Keep in mind that half of them are not Russian Federation built so Uzbekistan and Ukraine almost outnumbered the huge Russian Federation!
The United Arab Emirates placed a ban on An-12 operations. After a series of mishaps the type was banned early January and this affected 5 carriers having about 30 An-12s based in the UAE. The ban was widened by the announcement that aircraft registered in Sao Tome (S9-), Equatorial Guinea (3C-), Swaziland (3D-), Sierra Leone (9L-) and DR Congo (9Q-) are no longer allowed to operate within the UAE. This naturally will have a huge impact on the many companies in the UAE and the aviation industry, as this ban could directly and indirectly have an effect on as many as 25.000 jobs in the UAE. The big question now is where these companies will go to. Their African operations can be run in various countries in the region but their work for coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan can not for political reasons.
More Ukraine cancellations again, not a few hundred as last months but only some 20 this month. Their l/n and canx date are given.
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An-2 1 13 473 20 ? RA-51470 no titles jan09 hulk without wings and tail at Kummolovo
An-2T 1G42-06 ? RA-51472 no titles jan09 wreck sat at Kummolovo
An-2TP1G88-15 RA-44688 09aug06 wfu at Ozero Kalakrtyrka (Kamtchatka)
An-2P 1G117-34 RA-02423 Barkol VOG 06dec08 in all yellow c/s
An-2P 1G130-06 RA-70705 Krylya Samotlora trf 20dec94 on photo with titles; canx 26feb98
An-2TP 1G146-19 FLARA02058K no titles 18jan09 at Kummolovo; prefix in Cyrillic
An-2P 1G149-41 UR-07337 A.L. Kotov no reports based at Kiev; canx 31dec08
An-2R 1G154-60 UR-07559 20jun08 derelict fuselage-only at Telekendas
An-2T 1G159-56 UR-BDX TSOU/Ukraine AF no reports opb ASK 'Sokol' Vovchansk; canx 31dec08