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First TU204-300 Delivered  
User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 953 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2005/05/20/newplaneflight.shtml (with picture)

First TU204-300 delivered to Vladivostok-Avia. Will be used on Moscow-Vladivostok.
First Tupolev that meets international noise and emission requirements.

Will we see it in Europe (or even US?)?

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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1926 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Quoting AMSSFO (Thread starter):
Will we see it in Europe (or even US?)?

Tupolev can hardly meet the Russian market demands which means that it is a little unlikely that they will ever be able to export the product to Europe or the US.
They need huge investments to be able to do so since they need support and parts for the aircraft.

It is great news though. Many are becoming bored with the duopoly of Airbus and Boeing (both fine products btw) and a third major airliner manufacturer will be great but a little difficult at present.

User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

no, they won't sell them to europe, if they will it will be freighters to TNT, but we already have 757's flying wich are actually a bit better performing, and boeing closed the line because the demand wasn't there anymore because there were so many produced already....

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31713 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Any difference in Dimensions from its Predessor.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

How long is the route Moscow-Vladivostok??

Micke//SE  Confused

Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineDs From Russia, joined Nov 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
How long is the route Moscow-Vladivostok??

From VladAvia timetable

9.40 hrs VVO -> MOS
9.00 hrs MOS -> VVO

It's a bit less than 7000 km.

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