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Tu-344

Tupolev general-aviation projects include the Tu-400 eight/ten-seat business jet with regional airliner potential. In the early 1990s ANTK AN Tupolev began to develop small executive aircraft. In 1991 was drawn up a preliminary draft, designated as TU-20, which provided the aircraft is relatively small dimensions of turboprop engines RT6A-67 from pushing screws. Tu-20 was proposed to publish in the form of increased levels of comfort for 8 passengers, the business version of the 11 passengers and regional passenger for 19 passengers. Further development of the subject matter is the project of administrative TU-400 (10 passengers) and Tu-414 (for 4-7 passengers). The main difference was the replacement of theater at TRDD that increased cruising speed and reduced noise in the cabin. The analysis work on these projects revealed that in terms of gaining a certain sector of domestic and international market, better go to the development of aircraft larger dimension - the regional airliner passenger capacity of 50 passengers.



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