Tupolev TU-214

Tu-214 – a deep modification of the Tu-204 airliner, originally developed under the designation Tu-204-200. Made its first flight on March 21, 1996. According to the main flight characteristics, it corresponds to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 airliners.

The aircraft received a certificate in 2000 and is approved for operation with a maximum take-off weight of up to 110.7 tons.

Increasing the flight range to 7200 km with a payload of 25 tons allows you to efficiently, with a full load, operate the aircraft on the Moscow-Khabarovsk line and other long-haul routes.

The aircraft is certified according to Russian standards AP-25 (harmonized with foreign FAR-25 and JAR-25). In the fall of 1997, two aircraft under the designation Tu-204-200 began to be assembled at Aviastar in Ulyanovsk. Then the serial production of this aircraft under the designation Tu-214 was carried out by the Kazan Aviation Production Association named after S.P. Gorbunov.

Since April 2010, it has been manufactured only in special configurations, the production of the commercial version has been discontinued “due to unprofitability”.

Modifications

  • Tu-214PU – control point;
  • Tu-214SR – repeater aircraft;
  • Tu-214SUS – aircraft communications hub – aircraft for the Presidential Administration, equipped with special communications equipment;
  • Tu-214R – reconnaissance aircraft;
  • Tu-214ON (“Open Sky”) – an aircraft with a digital aerial photo complex, a side-scan radar with a synthesized aperture, infrared, and television equipment are designed to perform observation flights under the Open Skies Treaty.

Specifications

  • Type medium-range passenger aircraft
  • Power plant two turbojet engines PS-90A 16000 kg each
  • Maximum number of passengers 210 people
  • Practical ceiling 12 100 m
  • Flight range 6,890 km
  • Maximum take-off weight 110.7 t
  • Cruising speed of 850 km / h
  • Wingspan 41.8 m
  • The wing area is 184.17 square meters. m
  • Length 46.14 m
  • Height 13.88 m
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