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First TU204-300 Delivered

Sat May 21, 2005 4:13 am

http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2005/05/20/59878.html
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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RE: First TU204-300 Delivered

Sat May 21, 2005 5:16 am

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.
 
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RE: First TU204-300 Delivered

Sat May 21, 2005 4:25 pm

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....
 
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RE: First TU204-300 Delivered

Sat May 21, 2005 8:58 pm

Any difference in Dimensions from its Predessor.
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RE: First TU204-300 Delivered

Sat May 21, 2005 9:11 pm

How long is the route Moscow-Vladivostok??

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RE: First TU204-300 Delivered

Sat May 21, 2005 9:20 pm

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

From VladAvia timetable
http://www.vladavia.ru/avia_eng/flights_info_view.php3?internal=1

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

It's a bit less than 7000 km.