NEWS PSC «TUPOLEV»
TU-204-300 a/c performed demonstration flight on route Ulianovsk-Vladivostok-Moscow
The first serial TU-204-300 a/c – side number RA-64038 performed demonstration flight Ulianovsk – Vladivostok – Moscow. The aircraft departed from Ulianovsk 15 February, 2005 at 21.20 , local time and landed at Vladivostok 16 February at 12.26, Far-East time.
During one-day visit to Vladivostok of “Vladivostok Avia” representatives were familiarized TU-204-300 (RA-64038) – the first of four airplanes of new type delivered to this airlines that is the largest in the Far East. The Comfort level of the airliner passenger cabin designed for 142 passengers meets the highest world standards. All seats of business class are equipped with information and entertainment systems providing watching of 4 video-channels. In the economy-class cabin video-monitors are installed at every three seat rows. Passengers will have opportunity not only to watch video-films, listen to music but also to get information on the a/c location, distance to the airport of destination and other data on the flight.
17 February in 9 o’clock in the morning the a/c took-off from Vladivostok and headed for Moscow. After 9 hours and 25 minutes passed the aircraft arrived to the capital. During the flight the Program of going to alternate airfield in connection of closing the main airfield was successfully fulfilled. According to said Program during approach at “Vnukovo” airport at the decision height (40 m over terrain) the aircraft went to alternate airfield and than after several go-arounds over Moscow Regions TU-204-300 a/c landed at Zhukovskiy airport, Moscow Region.
TU-204-300 a/c is a new representative of TU-204/214 a/c family and is designed for extended flight range and improved comfort level which allow the passengers to feel better during long-range flights. The aircraft is produced in series at “Aviastar-SP” Closed Stock Company.
“TUPOLEV” PSC will participate in International Airshow AeroIndia 2005 to be held from 9 to 13 February, 2005.
Experience of long-term fruitful co-operation between India and “Tupolev” PSC makes it possible to view future with optimism for both partners. “Tupolev” PSC sees India as a reliable partner to which “Tupolev” is ready to offer the most advanced projects and achievements in aircraft and space field.
Press release for distribution at AeroIndia 2005. Bangalore, 9-13 February 2005
The most important part of Indian-Russia relationship is various aspects of military and technical co-operation. For the time being “Tupolev” PSC is realizing project in the interests of Ministry of Defence of India associated with operation of long-range anti-submarine complexes TU-142M by Indian Navy. Design and technology approaches laid down into this aircraft in combination with state-of-the-art airborne equipment will make it possible to estimate positively its reliable operation in future over long service life.
Unique tactic and technical characteristics of strike aeroplanes TU-22M3 will ensure high potential for these aeroplanes. “Tupolev” PSC has all facilities to provide upgrading of these aeroplanes to requirements of any Customer.
It is known that India is currently busy with exploration and research works on layout and characteristics of aerospace plane and on hypersonic technologies. In this aspect Indian side can find in “Tupolev” PSC a highly skilled partner that gained experience in investigation, design and special testing over the period of almost 50 years. In view of Joint scientific and research works in the area of unique cryogenic aircraft technologies could by quite topical.
Scientific and technical potentiality of “Tupolev” PSC can ensure very extensive collaboration with India both on the stage of joint investigation, research and development and on delivery and operation of wide range of aircraft products including various approaches for joint development and production.
Aircraft are going to be static displayed and flight demonstrated.
Invited persons: Members of RF Government, management of regions and republics who are related to this Program, Directors of Institutes, of leading manufacturers, Heads of the largest airlines and leasing companies, representatives of massmedea.
The demonstration Program will provide following:
14-00 – presentation will be started
14 –00 – 14-30 – the aircraft type certificate handing out
14-30 – 15-00 – information on the projects status, visiting the aircraft
15-00 – 16-00 – attendees addresses
16-00 – 16-30 – press-conference
16-30 – 17-00 – flight demonstration
17-00 – summarizing
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17 June, 2004 will be 70 years from the date of the first flight of legendary airplane ANT-20 - “Maxim Gorkiy” – the largest of landplanes which was operated in the 30s-40s of last century. See in the nearest date information on this unique machine in the archives of our site.
26 May 2004 it was 80 years from the day of the beginning of flight tests of the first native all-metal ANT-2 a/c. You are invited to read the material devoted to this aircraft in our archive (History – Archive Section)
In April this yearAS-2 air-sleigh-amphibian designed by “TUPOLEV” PSC took part in elimination of after-effects of spring flood and in anti-flood training of Ministry of Extreme Situations on Oka river in Stupino district of Moscow region.
In the district where distressed people were evacuated water roughness up to 0.5 m, wind of 5-7 m/s with gust of 12 m/s were observed. In moor areas with small depth (up to 0.3 m) bush, rubbish brought to the bank by wind and separate ice-floes did not allow using of Motor-boats with suspended engines. Due to AS-2 amphibian evacuation of suffered people was made effectively.
The suffered people were transported under comfortable conditions – sheltered and heated compartment provided with shock absorption system and under physician supervision.
All tasks put in the process of the training were solved successfully and the air-sleigh confirmed declared technical characteristics. AS-2 easily passes ice-holes, patch of ice-free water and frazils and thin forest and bush of up to 1 m height. The sleigh can successfully get over slopes and rises at 15 degrees, to cross small ice blocks and to move along water surface at wave height up to 0.4 m.
The air-sleigh are high-speed ground transport and can be used in areas without roads to carry goods and passengers and as rescue vehicle as well.
Positive experience of AS-2 use in the interests of Ministry of Extreme Situations was formally approved by Management of this Ministry.
31 March, 2004 in the course of visit of Hasan Hadjalifard - Deputy Minister of road and transport, Chairman of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran an Agreement on technical Specification of TU-204-100 passenger aircraft was signed.
The Agreement completed five months negotiations in the process of which aviation specialists of Iran proposed to make changes to the aircraft structure, set of equipment and Perm Aviation Engines Plant engines. Namely – said aircraft are going to be provided with the most advanced navigation systems of European production and to make changes also to passenger compartment interior. Agreement was reached on the aircraft operation and training of flight crew.
The Agreement was signed from Russian side by management of “Aviaexport”, “Tupolev” PSC, “Aviastar-SP” Ltd. and Perm Aviation Engines Plant. The Agreement has become a legislative basis for Iran Authorities to start activities on TU-204-100 a/c certification aiming at its further purchasing by Iran operators. According to Hasa Hadjalifard the aircraft of TU-204-100 type are going “to make 65% of Iran air fleet”. He told that Iran airlines are going to sign Contract on purchasing of 5 TU-204-100 a/c in the nearest future and 300 mln. USD are planned to be spent for said purposes.
According to Iran.ru and “Interfax-AVN”
In connection with nomination of works on TU-204 a/c creation for candidate of RF Government Prize in science on the 25-26 March “Aviastar-SP”, Ulianovsk – the largest aircraft plant in Europe was visited by members of Commission of RF Government Prizes under the President of RF. In the course of the visit the Commission members familiarized with production lines and assembling shops of the Plant where TU-204-100, TU-204C, TU-204-120, TU-204-120CE, TU-204-300 a/c are currently being assembled under Russian and foreign companies orders.
6 February, 2003 it was 90 years of Alexey Yakimov – a well-known test pilot.
Collective and management of “Tupolev” PSC congratulate him cordially and wish to him all the best.
Alexey P. Yakimov is a Honored test pilot of the USSR, colonel, Hero of Soviet Union.
He was born in Perm region. In 1937 he graduated from Orenburg military aviation School. Starting from 1941 he worked in Flight Research Institute. In 1951-1955 – worked as a test pilot of serial production plant. From 1955 – worked as a test pilot of Tupolev DB.
He was the first who raised TU-114 a/c in to the sky. He tested TU-4 and TU-95 a/c. Also he tested in-flight refueling system.
A.P. Yakimov was granted with two Orders of Lenin, two Orders of the Patriotic War, Order of the Red Banner, five Order of Red Star and various medals.
In the process of press-conference held on the 31 of December, 2003 Boris Aleshin - Deputy Chairman of Russian Government informed that on the 30-th of December a new Tupolev TU-334-100 a/c was granted with a Type Certificate by Aviation Register of IAC. “A complete test cycle has been made and all those involved in the process managed to observe preset dates” – vice-premier informed.
Different components of the aircraft are going to be manufactured at a number of large aircraft plants: in Kazan, Kiev, Ulianovsk and others. Center wing and wing is going to be produced in Kazan. In view of large volume of deliveries Lukhovitsy will be loaded with work as well.
TU-334-100 is one of the most currently demanded short-range aircraft. It became especially in demand after its predecessor (TU-134) operation was practically prohibited abroad due to making international noise, emission and other parameters standards more severe.
There are applications already for the aircraft from native operators. According to Mr. Aleshin TU-334-100 is going to participate in tender to be declared by AEROFLOT for short-range machine.