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duck
01-01-2005, 11:32 PM
From Russian Journal:

"Tupolev receives orders for Tu-334 jets
June 24, 2004 Posted: 13:16 Moscow time

MOSCOW - Tupolev has received 40 preliminary orders for Tu-334 aircrafts, Tupolev President Igor Shevchuk told journalists. A majority of them are to become firm orders in the near future, he stressed. A short-haul Tu-334 aircraft is a 102-passenger jet with a range of over 3,150 kilometers and the cruising speed of 820 kilometers per hour and costs $16m.

Tupolev's expenditures for the development of the Tu-334 aircraft amounted to $1bn, the head of the company stressed. According to him, the expenditures related to the pilot series of Tu-334 jets and certification amounted to RUR1bn (about $34m) last year. Tupolev is to allocate RURU300m (about $10m) for the project this year for holding additional tests. "

usa320
01-01-2005, 11:48 PM
Tu is actually starting to make some good planes. There older ****, like the Tu-134 and Tu-154 were loud, had innefficient engines, had antiquated avionics and were hard to fly. Their newer planes, like the Tu-234 and Tu-334 are big, efficient, and high tech, and if they marketed them well, they could actually provide decent competition to airbus.

bison3255
01-01-2005, 11:56 PM
They do have disturbing tendencies to fall out of the sky (albeit this is mainly when used by something along the lines of "East Burkina Faso Bargain Airlines")

usa320
01-02-2005, 12:06 AM
The older TU's were maintence hogs, and alot of the airlines in the former soviet republics just couldnt keep up with the costs of maintaining them, hence them falling out of the sky. not so much the plane's fault, but the airlines problem for not being able to afford the upkeep.

Dima-RussianArms
01-02-2005, 01:00 AM
had innefficient engines, had antiquated avionics
Dude, they were developed and put into service in the 60s :roll:
They didn't have LCDs back then, really :petting:


were hard to fly
So, how many hours have you logged in the Tu 134 cockpit?


Tu-134 and Tu-154 were loud
Pesonal experience? Perhaps they use to fly over your house frequently?


The older TU's were maintence hogs
Considering your huge experience in the aviation mechanics, what do you think is the most crucial aspect of the aircraft maintenance?


but the airlines problem for not being able to afford the upkeep.
Silly airlines like to blame it on the market conditions and competitors, can you believe that?

NicNZ
01-02-2005, 04:21 AM
They didn't have LCDs back then, really
No LCDs?? :( Oh no! More important than wings!! :lol:


So these new aircraft have no military purpose?

username
01-02-2005, 10:59 AM
Tu-334
http://www.tupolev.ru/images/pictures/Gallery_Tu334/334-yakutsk-01.jpg

http://www.tupolev.ru/images/pictures/Gallery_Tu334/334-005-03.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/img001/tu33401.jpg

Backis
01-02-2005, 11:18 AM
had innefficient engines, had antiquated avionics
Dude, they were developed and put into service in the 60s :roll:
They didn't have LCDs back then, really :petting:


were hard to fly
So, how many hours have you logged in the Tu 134 cockpit?


Tu-134 and Tu-154 were loud
Pesonal experience? Perhaps they use to fly over your house frequently?


The older TU's were maintence hogs
Considering your huge experience in the aviation mechanics, what do you think is the most crucial aspect of the aircraft maintenance?


but the airlines problem for not being able to afford the upkeep.
Silly airlines like to blame it on the market conditions and competitors, can you believe that?

Oh please forgive him for not realizing everything touched by a Russian, including feces, is instantly turned into gold... :roll:

beNder
01-02-2005, 12:14 PM
nice looking plane... :)

bloddyaxe
01-02-2005, 01:16 PM
Indeed a beautiful plane! Would be nice to have a couple of them! :)

Abbyy
01-02-2005, 01:48 PM
I doubt it is good looking plane but i'm rather conservative - for me example of passenger plane beauty are Tu-154, IL-86 and Boeing 747:

Compare:

http://www.aviaphoto.ru/photos/944b_334-94001-2.jpg

And

http://www.aviaphoto.ru/photos/561b_154Mra-85649.jpg

Abbyy
01-02-2005, 03:49 PM
IL-96-300

Flew on this thingie once.

http://photos.airliners.net/1e41eb1c810911f461a120f25ac7a6c3/41d85d99/photos/4/9/1/746194.jpg

intelligenzija
01-02-2005, 04:28 PM
I flew often on Tu-154 and there were no problems so far except of the Pulkovo food - boring :roll:

beNder
01-02-2005, 05:37 PM
I doubt it is good looking plane but i'm rather conservative - for me example of passenger plane beauty are Tu-154, IL-86 and Boeing 747:

Compare:

http://www.aviaphoto.ru/photos/944b_334-94001-2.jpg

And

http://www.aviaphoto.ru/photos/561b_154Mra-85649.jpg

both fine looking planes...i gotta admit, the russians have had some milestones in avaition...sturmovic, foxbat and blackjack stick out in my mind... :)

Dima-RussianArms
01-03-2005, 08:45 AM
had innefficient engines, had antiquated avionics
Dude, they were developed and put into service in the 60s :roll:
They didn't have LCDs back then, really :petting:


were hard to fly
So, how many hours have you logged in the Tu 134 cockpit?


Tu-134 and Tu-154 were loud
Pesonal experience? Perhaps they use to fly over your house frequently?


The older TU's were maintence hogs
Considering your huge experience in the aviation mechanics, what do you think is the most crucial aspect of the aircraft maintenance?


but the airlines problem for not being able to afford the upkeep.
Silly airlines like to blame it on the market conditions and competitors, can you believe that?

Oh please forgive him for not realizing everything touched by a Russian, including feces, is instantly turned into gold... :roll:

I could care less what kind of airplane Tu 134/154 was, is or who makes it, what I can't stand is an "all knowing 17 year old expert" providing his "valuable" input into topic that he can't possibly know anything about.

Backis
01-03-2005, 09:34 AM
I could care less what kind of airplane Tu 134/154 was, is or who makes it, what I can't stand is an "all knowing 17 year old expert" providing his "valuable" input into topic that he can't possibly know anything about.

Still, you contradict him even on the valid points.

Regarding the "Crusty" (Tu-134)...

The Soloviev D-30 engines were inferior to Western equivalents, f e DC-9 and BAC 1-11 regarding fuel economy, maintenance and general operative cost.

The aircraft is more expensive to maintain and operate compared to same.

Unusally for Russian aircraft it also has worse short-field characteristics than Western commuters, since the rather radically swept wing forces high approach and take-off speeds.

This combined with a lower rate of upgrading just make these babies lag further and further behind. I'm glad you're getting new birds.

Of course, I'll readily admit I think its (the Tu-134) one of the prettier commuter jets ever made (well, after they removed the nose "bombardier" windows anyway). :P

Lets be honest, production of "commerical" commuter jets weren't the Soviet Unions strong point. ;)

As for me jumping into the mud-wrestling, I just think you're a little bit too defensive regarding Russian stuff.

Dima-RussianArms
01-03-2005, 09:43 AM
Still, you contradict him even on the valid points.
I contradict him on his attitude not on his points.

I do not know much, if anything, about civil aviation but I can tell an "arm chair general" when I see one...

Perhaps you are under perception that I am trying to "glorify" that aircraft or think it's a best thing since slice of bread - NO.
I only like aircraft with TV/Movie projectors and TU doesn't have it ;)

Backis
01-03-2005, 09:57 AM
I only like aircraft with TV/Movie projectors and TU doesn't have it ;)

Well, how hard could it be to retrofit a canvas and projector. ;)

AustinJ
10-07-2010, 02:08 AM
How many orders have the Tu-334 received so far ?

A nice video of Tu-334 in action


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VOnEmFG2b8

Ordie
10-07-2010, 03:02 AM
http://www.aviaphoto.ru/photos/944b_334-94001-2dotjpg


It looks like an overweight DC-9.

I wonder who's the customer?

Cubana? Air Koryo? Conviasa? Iran Air?????????????????

Steak-Sauce
10-07-2010, 03:50 AM
Congratulations to a 5-year necropost! p-)

As to both of your questions: NO ONE ordered the Tu-334:


PROGRAMME RATIONALISATION

On the other hand, UAC has succeeded in a degree of rationalisation of the country's programmes. The struggling Tu-204 is to be continued, but will be withdrawn as the MS-21 comes to market, and the Tu-334 regional jet will finally be laid to rest in favour of the Superjet and more utilitarian Antonov An-148.
Source: Flightglobal (http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/08/11/330688/russias-united-aircraft-reaches-maturity.html)

AustinJ
10-07-2010, 03:54 AM
^^^ Thats a sad end to a good aircraft.

What about the news of Iran Lic Manufacturing it in good numbers ?

Steak-Sauce
10-07-2010, 04:10 AM
Questionable, since the whole program was cancelled.

AustinJ
10-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Questionable, since the whole program was cancelled.

They have invested $1 billion on Tu-334 , they might as well recover the same by selling lic build right to countries like Iran.

G-AWZT
10-07-2010, 10:20 PM
I love the TU-134 and TU-154s. Yeah their engines were loud but that's what makes an aircraft interesting. Try and listen to a conversation with a VC-10 or BAC 1-11 flying overhead. More noise is better, heck it beats the boring A320s and 737NG.