MOSCOW, September 7. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Evgeny Nikitin /. Russian airliner Tu-204 has shown high reliability and efficiency in the delivery of DHL express shipments. This was announced at the ongoing international conference in the capital, "Ground Handling" DHL representative in Russia Alexander Pronin.
"We are working with this plane three years. In terms of the timeliness of shipments no problems. The reliability of the aircraft, we also do not cause problems. We are satisfied with the performance of the aircraft, "- said the expert.
For express deliveries using an upgraded version of a passenger aircraft Tu-204, converted to cargo. According to Pronin, "at the moment capacity of the aircraft we are satisfied." But in the long term may require higher dimensional plane.
Aircraft operating on the route Leipzig, Moscow / Sheremetyevo / and back every day except Sunday.
The firm "Tupolev" TASS correspondent confirmed that the regularity of departure / This is particularly important in the field of express deliveries / airplane is more than 99 percent. "In Europe it is called the" silent bison "- said the creators of the airliner.