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Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:31 am

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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:36 am

First flight?

The Tu-204-300 has been flying for quite some time - in fact, it's nearing the end of its certification test-flights and is about to enter commercial service with Vladivostok Avia.
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:37 am

Interesting photos. When looking at it from certain angles below, it kind of reminds me of an enlarger Embraer 190. I hope for Tupolev's sake that this version is more successfull than the older ones.
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:44 am

Backfire,


This is a newer version, that is slightly shorter.
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:04 am

Still looks like a 757 with winglettes to me.....
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:10 am

Beautiful plane!! I hope it is very successful!!

Curious - why not the TU-164? That's been Tupolev's pattern in the past. Any ideas?
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:12 am

Especially for UnitedRhapsody:




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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:23 am

Why not the TU-164?


The Tu-164 was, I believe, the original designation for the Tu-154M.
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:14 am

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?
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:39 am

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.
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:47 am

Is the Tu-204 with RR engines still offered?
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:21 am

Is it only me but the pics of the interior look somewhat digitally enhanced ... ?
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:44 am

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).
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:06 am

Looks like an Airbus A320 family airplane to me...
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:03 pm

IMO it looks good

hopefully it is good

nice photo serie of the party surrounding this flight
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:15 pm

Why not the TU-164?


Of course, if you want the real history of the Tu-164...  Big grin

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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:39 pm

Fisher Price Tu-164!!

HAHAHAHA Thats Hilarious!

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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:17 am

Im sure that they can find a ready market in Cuba,Iran Syria,China ,North Korea and all the other poor African Nations that can't afford modern western aircraft
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:40 am

Alberchico, who are you to disqualify a famous aerospace company like Tupolev with a long, rich & innovative aerospace history? Pls do some fact finding first, IMO as a student you should.

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Aerospace/Tupulov/Aero59.htm

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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:43 am

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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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:00 am

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..


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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:49 am

vfw614

yes, the photo of the video screens is definitely altered. they obviously added a fake image after the interior photo was taken to make it seem as if it were showing a movie.
 
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:03 am

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.

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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:18 am

It's a beautiful plane once it gets in the air. Something odd looking about it when it's on the ground though.
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:23 am

I love that Fisher-Price site! Especially all the historical "photos." Thanks for the good laugh.  Smile
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:35 am

Do Russian manufacturers use western suppliers and subcontractors, or is it an all-Russian affair? In other words, are the seats Russian, for example, or are they the same seats you would find on any airliner?

Second question is, why do all the Russian aircraft use that turquoise color in the cockpit? You know you are in a Russian plane, space capsule, or power plant when you see that color.
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RE: Tupolev TU-204-300 First Flight Photos!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:05 am

Quoting Hmmmm... (reply 26):
Second question is, why do all the Russian aircraft use that turquoise color in the cockpit? You know you are in a Russian plane, space capsule, or power plant when you see that color.


There are some DC-9's and MD-80's that have a similar color in the cockpit.
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