Tupolev Tu-334

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeShort to medium range airliner
  • PowerplantsTu-334-100 - Two 73.6kN (16,535lb) ZMKB Progress D436T1 turbofans. Tu-334-100D - Two 80.5kN (18,100lb) D436T2s.
  • PerformanceTu-334-100 - Typical cruising speeds at 35,000ft 800 to 820km/h (430 to 442kt). Range with 102 passengers 2000km (1080nm). Tu-334-100D - Range with 102 passengers 4100km (2213nm). Tu-354 - Range with 126 passengers 2200km (1187nm).
  • WeightsTu-334-100 - Empty 30,050kg (66,250lb), max takeoff 46,100kg (101,630lb). Tu-334-100D - Empty 34,375kg (75,785lb), max takeoff 54,420kg (119,975lb).
  • DimentionsTu-334-100 - Wing span 29.77m (97ft 8in), length 31.26m (102ft 7in), height 9.38m (30ft 9in). Wing area 83.2m2 (895.8sq ft). Tu-334-100D - Same except for wing span 32.61m (107ft 0in). Wing area 100.0m2 (1076.4sq ft).
  • CapacityTu-334 - Flightcrew of two or three. Seats 102 in a single class arrangement at 78cm (31in) pitch six abreast, or alternatively 72 in a two class arrangement with 12 first class passengers at four abreast and 102cm (40in) pitch and 60 economy class passengers at 78cm (31in) pitch at six abreast.
  • ProductionTwo prototypes were built but the type never went into commercial production.

The progressed engineering Tu-334 100 seat plane was produced as a swap for the maturing Tu-134.

Improvement of a substitution for the Tu-134 started in the late 1980s, however it was not until August 1995 at the Moscow Airshow that the first model was shown openly. The airplane made its first flight on December 8, 1999.

The Tu-334 was focused around the much bigger Tu-204 twinjet with Tupolev utilizing as numerous Tu-204 gimmicks in the new outline as pragmatic to decrease advancement time and expenses. Illustrations of this incorporate an indistinguishable flightdeck and an abbreviated Tu-204 fuselage. Furthermore the Tu-334's wing is focused around the Tu-204's, in spite of the fact that the recent's is an altogether bigger unit.

Separated from shared characteristic with the Tu-204, other eminent Tu-334 configuration peculiarities were the back fuselage mounted Progress D-436 turbofans, T-tail and fly-by-wire flight controls.

It was arranged that the Tu-334 would be created in various adaptations. The principal was the essential Tu-334-100, while the Tu-334-120 was wanted to be fueled by the BMW Rolls-Royce Br710-48. The Tu-354 (long ago Tu-334-200) would have been an extended, 35m (115ft) long 110 to 126 seater (in a solitary class). Separated from the fuselage stretch, arranged progressions included all the more influential D436t2 or Br715-55 turbofans, an expanded compass wing and four wheel fundamental undercarriage units.

The Tu-334-100d would have been a more extended extent Tu-334-100 emphasizing the 100's standard length fuselage yet with all the more effective motors, expanded fuel limit, a higher max takeoff weight and the expanded compass wings of the Tu-334-200. Tupolev additionally examined the Tu-334c, which would have been a tanker.

Advancement of the Tu-334 stayed abate because of extended plan issues and there were various deferrals. Inevitably, in 2009, after the justification of the Russian avionics industry, the TU-334 system was scratched off for the Antonov A 148 and the Sukhoi Superjet 100.

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