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Tupolev Tu-204

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Tupolev Tu-204 KMV (Kavkazkie Mineralnye Vody) = Kavminvodyavia

A Tu-204 of KMV (Kavkazkie Mineralnye Vody, also known as Kavminvodyavia) at Salzburg Airport.

Tupolev Tu-204

The Tupolev Tu-204 is a medium-range, twin-engined airliner, seating up to 210 passengers. The Russian aircraft is about the same size as the Boeing 757.

The Tu-204 was developed as a replacement for the Tu-154 trijet. The aircraft features a supercritical wing, fly-by-wire controls and a six screen EFIS flightdeck. Soloviev (now Aviadvigatel) specially developed the PS-90 turbofan for the Tu-204, but to broaden the international appeal of the aircraft, there are also versions with Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofans. This engine also powers the Boeing 757.

Tupolev Tu-214 Transaero The Tu-204's first flight took place on 2 January 1989. Since then not many Tu-204s have been built, around 75, but Tupolev developed a large number of versions and variants. The base model Tu-204 was followed by the Tu-204-100 and -200 with higher takeoff weights and more fuel capacity to increase range. Freighter variants are the Tu-204C and Tu-204-100C, which have a large forward main deck cargo door. The Tu-214 (Photo: UAC), Tu-214C combi/convertible, and Tu-214C freighter are aircraft produced in Kazan instead of Ulyanovsk. Several versions have been built for military tasks like communications, electronic intelligence and airborne command.

The Tu-204-120 is a version with Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engines. Later aircraft also have an Honeywell EFIS avionics suite. Other Rolls-Royce powered variants are the Tu-204-120C freighter, the Tu-204-220 with increased weight, and the Tu-204-220C cargo aircraft. The -222 has Collins avionics.

The Tu-204-300 is a shortened version offering extra range and seating up to 166 passengers. It is powered by RB211-535E4 engines and about 6 meter (20 ft) shorter than the basic Tu-204. The Tu-234 is a shortened version with Russian PS-90P turbofans and the Tu-204-500 has smaller wings, optimised for flying shorter distances.

Tupolev Tu-204SMThe newest version is the significantly improved Tu-204SM (Photo: UAC), which first flew on 29 December 2010. This is an upgrade from the Tu-204-100. It has a new two-pilot cockpit instead of the three-crew flight-deck of the original Tu-204 versions, a new flight management system, six wide LCD displays, head-up displays (HUD) and an automated board system maintenance and diagnostic system. The Tu-204SM is fitted with two PS-90A2 engines, a significantly improved version of the original PS-90A turbofan. The aircraft also has a new auxiliary power unit (APU).

Early in 2015 the Tu-204SM was not yet in operational service with airlines. It has been ordered by Red Wings Airlines and VIM Airlines.






Tupolev Tu-204 Aeroflot

An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-204 at the Zhukovsky test base near Moscow.

Tupolev Tu-204-100
Specifications

Wingspan: 41.8 m (137 ft 2 in)
Length: 46.14 m (151 ft 5 in)
Height: 13.9 m (45 ft 7 in)

Empty weight: 56,920 kg (125,490 lb)
Max. take-off weight:
105,000 kg (231,000 lb)

Accommodation: 172-210 passengers
Range: 4,300 km (2,329 nm)
Cruise speed:
810-850 km/h (437-460 kts)

Engines: two
Aviadvigatel PS-90A
(157 kN - 35,274 lb)


Tupolev Tu-204-120
Specifications

Wingspan: 41.8 m (137 ft 2 in)
Length: 46.14 m (151 ft 5 in)
Height: 13.9 m (45 ft 7 in)

Empty weight: 59,300 kg (130,734 lb)
Max. take-off weight:
103,000 kg (227,076 lb)

Accommodation: 172-210 passengers
Range: 4,100 km (2,214 nm)
Cruise speed:
810-850 km/h (437-460 kts)

Engines: two
Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4
(192 kN - 43,100 lb)

Tupolev Tu-204 Bravia

A Tupolev Tu-204 with Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engines first flew in August 1992. The photograph is taken during the Farnborough Air Show 1992.


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