The delivery of Tu-204-300 aircraft to the Administration of President of the Russian Federation
During the visit of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to Ulyanovsk the solemn delivery of Tu-204-300 aircraft equipped with VIP interior took place. It is the second airliner designed by “Tupolev” JSC and produced at the Ulyanovsk aircraft building plant delivered this year to the special flight unit “Russia” of Administration of President of the Russian Federation.
Upon arrival Dmitry Rogozin inspected Tu-204-300 (No. 64058). Upgraded Tu-204CM (No.64151) aircraft was also demonstrated to the Vice-Premier, thereafter, during the press conference he confided: “To be honest, I wanted to see the aircraft first…”.
Then Dmitry Rogozin told the media representatives about the purposes of his visit pointing out that the present business trip was dedicated to start up meeting on future trends of aviation development.
According to Rogozin Russia is at the threshold of establishing stable purchases of Russian-made aircraft, it’s necessary to revise the pricing and relations between the participants of the process. In this regard Vice-Premier mentioned such advanced projects as Tu-204CM, Il-476 family and other native projects.
The government officers, authorities of Ulyanovsk region, the representatives of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, United Aircraft Corporation, JSC “Tupolev”, JSC “Aviastar-SP” took part in the solemn ceremony of Tu-204-300 delivery. Right after Tu-204-300 delivery to the customer, the Deputy Prime Minister met the staff of “Aviastar-SP” JSC and took part in the ceremony of awarding some of the enterprise’s employees.
Tu-204CM is an up-to-date Russian medium-range airplane designed by “Tupolev” JSC. Tu-204CM is capable of carrying up to 215 passengers at flight range of 4800 km. Currently the Tu-204CM airplane is under certification tests. The tests completion and the launch of serial production are expected in 2012. The Tu-204CM airplane is a competitive version consistent with the existing foreign airplanes. Tu-204CM meets Russian and international flight safety requirements and has a contemporary system of after-sale support. The design service life of the airplane is 60 000 hours / 45 000 flights / 25 calendar years.
The Tu-204-300 airplane is a modification of the Tu-204-100 airplane with extended flight range. The certificate for the passenger version of Tu-204 -300 was issued to "Tupolev" JSC in 2005, thereafter that it was launched into the serial production. The Tu-204-300 aircraft is equipped with luxury interior and meets all the current and advanced requirements of ICAO and Eurocontrol. The Tu-204-300 airplane has a noise certificate that allows it to operate without restrictions on all international routes. Tu-204-300 is successfully operated by the “Vladivostok Avia” airline. The average monthly operating time is about 350 hours.