Tu-234 / Tu-300 / Tu-204-300
The Tu-234 is a version Tu-204 with the shortened fuselage and with the increased flying range. The Tu-300 is the first contemporary domestic twin-engined passenger aircraft, capable of accomplishing prolonged overflights, for example, from Vladivostok to Moscow without the intermediate landings for the refueling. This means that for the passengers the time in the way on this route, will compose only 9 hours, and airlines it will allow to substantially reduce expenditures, including for the aviation fuel.
There is some designation confusion here. The aircraft is also known as the Tu-300. But the TU-300 is a multi-purpose unmanned air vehicle - prototypes were built and tested. By 2005 the nomenclature had been clarified to Tu-204-300.
The prototype Tu-234 (rebuild of original Tu-204 prototype RA-64001) rolled out on 24 August 1995 at Moscow Air Show, but had not flown by mid-2000. First production aircraft (RA-64026, built by Aviastar at Ulyanovsk) rolled out, minus engines, in mid-1996; fitted with PS-90s in early 2000 and first flew 8 July 2000 (ahead of prototype). The first flight aircraft Tu-300 with identification number 64026 completed on August 18, 2003 and it was for the first time presented to public on the aerospace salon MAKS-2003. On May 14, 2005 aircraft Tu-300 obtained a certificate of the type, which confirms complete agreement of aircraft to the accepted in Russia aviation rules AP-25, which are the analog of European aviation standards JAR. Also to aircraft is given out a certificate of the type on noise in the locality. This means that Tu-300 it completely satisfies all requirements, presented to the contemporary aircraft, including on the safety, noise in the locality, ejections of harmful substances into the atmosphere and comfort for the passengers and the crew of airliner. These documents of the aviation register of intergovermental aviation committee make possible for airliners of this type to carry out passenger transportation both in the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad.
The base layout of passenger compartment Tu-300 - this two-year version in 142 passenger places provides for 8 places in business class (step of armchairs 1170 - 1200 mm) and 134 places in economy class (step of armchairs 810 mm). Is also provides the version of the layout for 155, 157 and of 164 places of economy class. The design feature of the passenger cabin of aircraft Tu-300 is the possibility to produce the re-equipment of the passenger cabin of airliner of one version of layout in another in the short time under the conditions of airport.
The places of bizness-class are equipped with the individual information-entertainment systems, which make it possible to look in flight video films, 2TGP 0N news story of airline, to obtain information about the basic parameters of flight (current height, speed, the coordinate of aircraft). Furthermore, on the aircraft is established the video camera, which transmits to passengers form from the cockpit. In the salon of economy class the video displays unit are located through every 3 numbers.
Developments and mastery of new technology on the base Tu-204 continue. In 2005 Russian number of passenger airliners was supplemented by the new modification of this aircraft - model Tu-300. The first four of air vessel of this modification entered into the park of airline "Vladivostok Avia" carrying out voyages into the airport Vnukovo. Its first scheduled passenger flight Tu-300 completed on 27 June, 2005, along the route Vladivostok - Moscow (Vnukovo). The first customer of the Tu-300 aircraft became Vladivostok Avias, which since 2005 successfully exploits aircraft Tu-300 on the internal and international regular voyages. The series production of aircraft conducted at the privately held company Aviastar-CP. Tu-204-300 became the first modern domestic two-engined passenger aircraft, capable to accomplish prolonged flights without the intermediate landings for the refueling.
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