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After a Short Extension of Life, the Slovak Tupolev Tu-154 Retired on September 27, 2017

After a Short Extension of Life, the Slovak Tupolev Tu-154 Retired on September 27, 2017

A couple of months ago, I wrote about that the last flight of the Slovak governmental Tu-154 would happen on August 27, 2017. The aircraft, registered OM-BYO, was supposed to perform at SIAF (Slovak International Air Fest) air show on August 26 and 27. And then, it was supposed to fly directly to Kosice in the …

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An EU-Registered Tupolev Tu-154 to Fly for the Last Time on August 27, 2017

The Last EU-Registered Tupolev Tu-154 to Fly for the Last Time on August 27, 2017

Nothing lasts forever – not even the sturdy Tupolev Tu-154s. At least, not within the European Union. Currently, the Government of Slovakia is the last remaining operator of the type within the EU. That will, however, change on August 27, 2017, when OM-BYO will fly for the last time. “Change of Guards” at SIAF 2017 …

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A Visit to Evektor’s Factory to See the Upcoming Evektor Ev-55

Kunovice in Czech Republic is best known in the transport aircraft sector as the birthplace of Let L-410. From over a decade ago, however, a little known light transportation aircraft is being developed there as well – the Evektor Ev-55. I had a chance to visit the offices and manufacturing facilities of Evektor and to talk …

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