General Electric announces engine tests for supersonic passenger aircraft

GE Aviation may test the Affinity engine for the upcoming AS2 passenger aircraft this year. Technical details of the engine have not yet been disclosed. The decommissioning of the Tu-144 and Concorde was the end of supersonic passenger airliners: at least in the form in which they existed. There were many reasons for this, among […]

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Tupolev TU-334

Tu-334 is a Russian regional jet aircraft, developed in the 90s to replace the outdated Soviet Tu-134 and Yak-42 airliners. For several reasons, the serial production of the aircraft was not organized – the project was frozen. History Work on the Tu-334 began back in the late 1980s, but development and production were slow due […]

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Tupolev TU-330

Taking into account the situation with cargo planes in Russia and analyzing its experience in the development of cargo planes for various purposes, the Tupolev ANTK in the mid-90s developed the “Cargo planes of Russia” program, which provided for the replacement of obsolete domestic cargo planes of various types with new-generation transport planes, designed taking […]

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Tupolev TU-204CM

The first instance of the upgraded medium-range passenger aircraft Tu-204CM (production No.64150) first took off at 13:25 on December 29, 2010, in Ulyanovsk at the Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport. The developer of the Tu-204SM aircraft is Tupolev OJSC. The liner is equipped with PS-90A2 engines, which have the characteristics of world-class engines. The reliability of the […]

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Tupolev TU-204-300

Tu-204 appeared in a difficult time for the country when there was a review not only of universal values but also a decline in the living standards of Russians. These processes had a strong impact on population migration, including the ability to make long-haul flights. The traditional airlines, which Tu-204 was counting on, became less […]

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Tupolev TU-204-120

Tu-204-120 is a medium-range passenger aircraft developed at the Tupolev ATK. Tu-204-120 is a variant of the Tu-204-100 aircraft with the British Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines. The first flight of the aircraft took place on August 14, 1992. The decision to use Western engines and avionics was made at the design stage. An agreement was signed […]

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Tupolev TU-204-100

Tu-204-100 is a medium-haul passenger aircraft developed at the ATK Tupolev. The aircraft is a modification of the original Tu-204 model, characterized by increased take-off mass and fuel supply, it became possible to use the aircraft on longer airlines. In 1995, the aircraft was certified according to the standards of the Aviaregister of Russia. There […]

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Tupolev TU-154

Tu-154 is a medium-range jet passenger liner developed in the USSR in the 1960s. The most massive Soviet passenger plane, which was the main workhorse for civil transportation until the end of the first decade of the 21st century. History The obvious obsolescence of Tu-104, An-10 and Il-18 aircraft, especially against the backdrop of the […]

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Tupolev TU-134B

One of the latest modifications of the aircraft was the Tu-134B. Improving the design of several units and systems allowed to increase profit per flight hour and reduce specific fuel consumption. At the first stage, it was supposed to create a Tu-134B for 80 passenger seats, and at the second – to develop an option […]

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Ilyushin IL-476

IL-476 (Product-476 or IL-76MD-90A) – a deep modernization of the IL-76 aircraft. Developed jointly by the design bureau Ilyushin and Aviastar-SP Aviation Plant in the late 2000s. It is being built by the Ulyanovsk Aviation Plant Aviastar-SP, which is part of the UAC. The aircraft is widely known under the name Il-476 but is officially […]

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