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Business Travel Notes : Executive Travel

<i> Times Wire Services</i>

Aeroflot to Increase Its Flight Range: The Russian international carrier plans to buy foreign-built engines for 14 of its Ilyushin Il-86 four-engine airliners in order to increase their range, a senior airline official said. Aeroflot technical director Gennady Anikayev said the airline will replace inefficient Russian engines with those made by the CFM consortium, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and France’s SNECMA. The Il-86, which can carry about 350 passengers, is widely regarded as one of the most successful Russian-built airliners, but it has been hampered by an inability to fly long distances.


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