Tupolev Tu-204 & Tu-214

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeMedium range airliner
  • PowerplantsTu-204 - Two 158.3kN (35,580lb) Aviadvigatel PS-90A turbofans. Tu-204-220 - Two 191.7kN (43,100lb) Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 or -535F5 turbofans.
  • PerformanceTu-204 - Cruising speed 810km/h to 850km/h (437 to 460kt). Range with max payload 2430km (1312nm), with design payload 3400km (1835nm). Tu-204220 - Speeds same. Range with max payload 4600km (2483m).
  • WeightsTu-204 - Operating empty 58,300kg (128,530lb), max takeoff 94,600kg (208,550lb). Tu-204-220 - Operating empty 59,000kg (130,070lb), max takeoff 110,750kg (244,155lb).
  • DimentionsTu-204 - Wing span 41.80m (137ft 2in), length 46.10m (151ft 3in), height 13.90m (45ft 7in). Wing area 182.4m2 (1963.4sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two, although original Aeroflot requirement specified a flight engineer. Tu-204-200 seats up to 212 six abreast at 82cm (32in) pitch, or two class seating for 30 business class at 96cm (38in) pitch at six abreast and 154 economy at 81cm (32in) pitch and six abreast. Tu-204-300 seats 166 in a single class.
  • ProductionFifteen Tu-204s were in airline service in 2002.

The Tupolev Tu-204 is a medium extent narrowbody twinjet and was the first Russian aerial shuttle to fly with western motors.

Tupolev started improvement of the Tu-204 to meet an Aeroflot prerequisite for a substitution for the medium extent Tu-154 trijet. This all new twin emphasized a supercritical wing, while motor originator Soloviev (now Aviadvigatel) particularly created the PS-90 turbofan. Other Tu-204 configuration peculiarities incorporate fly-by-wire and a six screen EFIS flightdeck. First and foremost flight was on January 2, 1989.

The Tu-204 is offered in various models. The base model is the Tu-204, while the Tu-204-100 and -200 have higher max takeoff weights, more fuel and more noteworthy reach. The Tu-204c and Tu-204-100c are vessels fitted with a forward fundamental deck cargo entryway. The Tu-214, Tu-214c combi convertible model, and Tu-214c tanker are produced in Kazan.

Tupolev was quick to create a westernized advancement of the Tu-204 to increase the sort's business sector advance, bringing about the Rollsroyce Rb211-535 fueled Tu-204-120, which first flew on August 14, 1992. Everything except the initial five gimmick Honeywell's VIA 2000 EFIS flying suite.

Moves Royce fueled variations incorporate the Tu-204-120c tanker, expanded weight -220 and equal payload -220c, and the -222 with Collins aeronautics. Air Cairo of Egypt turned into the dispatch administrator when it took conveyance of a Tu-204-120 and -120c in November 1998.

Tupolev additionally created two improvements of the abbreviated 166-seater Tu-204-300, a Rb211-535e4 fueled model and a 158kn (35,580lb) Ps90p controlled model (otherwise called the Tu-234). The Tu-204-300 model (changed over from the Tu-204 model) was openly shown at the 1995 Moscow Airshow.

Other proposed improvements incorporate a Pratt & Whitney Pw2240 fueled model, a business plane and a sea watch stage.

Pictures of Tupolev Tu-204 & Tu-214