|Loaded weight (unpaved field)||93.0t|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||0.58|
|Airstrip demand (paved)||2000m|
|Airstrip demand (unpaved)||2100m|
|Airstrip demand (landing)||1600m|
|Cabin size LxWxH||19x4x4m3|
High-wing jet-engined STOL transport (based on the Tu-204), development of which began in April 1994 by Governmental degree. Aircraft utilizes cockpit equipment, advanced flight control system and wing of its predecessor. The PS-90A and NK-93 engines are considered.
There is strong contest with the Ukrainian O.K.Antonov An-70 which was selected as the future tactical transport of the Russian Air Force. Troubles of the last one can help A.N.Tupolev Bureau to regain positions.
The Tu-330 is a wide-body medium transport aircraft, which is to replace the An-12. This fleet upgrade will proved a 60% increase in cruising speed, 75% increase in maximum load-lifting capacity, 700% increase in range, and 100% to 150% increase in fuel efficiency. The Tu-330 is capable of carrying a wide range of cargoes with a total load of 35t, including 5t on the ramp. The dimensions of the cargo compartment allow cargoes to be arranged in standardized containers IC and ICC, aircraft containers UAK-2.5, UAK-5 and UAK-10, on aircraft rigid and flexible pallets PA-5.6, PA-3, PA-4 and PA-6.8 packaged long- and large size cargoes to be carried in bulk. It is also possible to lift self-propelled and non-selfpropelled tracked and wheeled equipment.
The Government Decree also states that the Ministry of Defence should present to the Government suggestions concerning prospects for employing Tu-330 aircraft in the interest of the Russian armed forces as military transport aircraft.
The aircraft is provided with built-in load handling equipment and a system for adjustment of the height of the cargo compartment floor relative to the ground, which allows independent loading and unloading of any cargoes, including those in containers adopted in JSO and JATA. The pressurized cargo compartment allows transportation of animals and perishable goods. The Tu-330 is provided with a modern digital flight control and navigation system, which allows the aircraft to be used in any climatic areas in all weather conditions, day or night. The modern systems adopted for the aircraft reduce the likelihood of aircrew errors, and allow for a maximum of 10man-hrs maintenance per flying hour and an annual flying time of 3,500hours.
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