|Function||Passenger short-route||Passenger long-route|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||564||471|
|Cabin size LxWxH||25x3.57x2.16m3|
|Seats||99 to 166|
Passenger airliner for short, medium and long routes. Variant of Tu-204-100 with shortened by 6m fuselage. High level of automatics allows crew of two operate aircraft on routes up to 9250km. Flight data is displayed on six color monitors. On-board real-time computers perform monitoring of the powerplant, satellite guidance system and other vital aircraft systems.
Development of this airliner began in early 90's. First airframe was under assembly at Uljanovsk Aviastar factory, but construction was frozen in 1996 at almost 100% readiness. In early 2000 preparations to the first flight were renewed, and first flight is planned for the end of the year or early 2001
The second Tu-234 was converted from the Tu-204-100 prototype in 1995, but was never flown.
Since the Tu-234 is a variant of already certified Tu-204-100, certification may be carried out by shortened program - just 50 flight-hours.
|Created June 28, 1999||Back to|