Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13982 times:
This is a newer version, that is slightly shorter
Yes, I know - I'm not talking about the baseline Tu-204, I'm talking about the Tu-204-300 which is its shorter cousin. And it's been flying for months. It's been in and out of Vladivostok on test flights, including some last October.
Dalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13763 times:
What a beautifully proportioned aircraft!
The Vladivostokavia livery looks great too.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if, by some miracle, these planes found a world-wide market? I guess the selling price is very cheap compared with, say an A-321 or B-738. Does anyone know about the fuel burn?
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6991 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13705 times:
I suspect that even with a relatively low price for the airframe, the relatively limited availability of support (as compared to Boeing and Airbus) outside of the former Soviet Bloc countries might be a reason for many potential buyers to shy away from ordering Russian airliners.
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13538 times:
Vfw614, I was aboard this particular aircraft at MAKS 2003 (one of the pics is from there at least) and the interior is the same as pictured, though I think the particular photo on that site has been manipulated a bit. The TU-204 is available from Scirocco Aerospace of Egypt with RR engines (who get the airframes from Tupolev).
Alberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 12071 times:
I simply said that the chances of them selling to major American or European airlines are slim so they have to find a niche in poor underveloped countries. They will never penetrate established airbus and boeing markets . They have to sell somewhere else.
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Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 11892 times:
Alberchico, the US market isn't the focus market these days. An increasing percentage of the 2.5 Billion Asians is beginning to take flights & many (East) European & MEA Countries won't hesistate if they see a good aircraft for a good price..
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 11233 times:
A nice looking airplane. I hope the aircraft is successful, it would be nice to see an alternative to Airbus and Boeing doing well. What kind of passenger capacity and range does it have? It looks like a 150 pax or so capacity which would put it up against the A320 and the 737-800.