Russia gives a "second life" to the Soviet project of the Tu-204 aircraft

The West's ban on the supply of Boeing and Airbus aircraft to Russia prompted our country to revive the Tu-204 project. It is reported that in the next few years, at least 20 of its modifications, the Tu-214, will be produced at domestic enterprises.

Recall that the Tu-204 project was developed by Soviet designers in the 80s and was supposed to replace the Tu-154. However, after the collapse of the USSR, funding for development ceased.

It was possible to save the aircraft only thanks to the efforts of individual enthusiasts who managed not only to complete the certification of the winged aircraft, but also to begin its production. As of today, 85 aircraft in various modifications have been produced.

They were mainly built for the needs of state administration bodies, the military and cargo carriers. Now, the winged aircraft, improved through the use of modern materials and systems, will serve domestic airlines, replacing foreign models of liners.

But here many people have a question - will the Tu-214 become a competitor to our latest MS-21?

Obviously lighter, faster and economical MS-21-300 will not yield to the "Soviet competitor". However, the production of domestic PD-14 engines, which are equipped with our aircraft with a composite wing, will begin only in 2024.

All this time, the Tu-214, flying on the PS-90A power plant, will help our companies to “hold on”. However, according to many experts, even after the arrival of the MS-21 on the market, the Soviet project, largely due to its modernization potential, will certainly find its niche.

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  1. (ON) Offline (ON)
    (ON) April 12 2022 10: 40
    Youth is necessary, brave and desperate. People like me will no longer be able to, we are too cautious, here recklessness and courage are needed.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 12 2022 11: 41
    Yes, the authorities have nothing to cut, they have to revive the TU.
    Previously, Medvedev lobbied for Boeing, but now everything is not lucky.
  3. wolf46 Offline wolf46
    wolf46 April 12 2022 14: 01
    Tu-214 with 3 crew members (first flight - 1996) - an aircraft of the last century.
    1. Vanso Bat Offline Vanso Bat
      Vanso Bat (Vanso Bat) April 12 2022 16: 32
      And 737 or 747 Boeings of what century are the planes?
    2. Neige Lobof Offline Neige Lobof
      Neige Lobof (Niege Loboff) April 12 2022 17: 34
      There is a version with 2 pilots Ty204 SM. so even if with three crew members, how does this affect its economic efficiency?
    3. lomograph Offline lomograph
      lomograph (Igor) April 12 2022 21: 38
      So what? Does he fly backwards? Do passengers ride in it standing up?
      For reference: the first flight of Bobik is dated 1967, and the first Watermelon flew in 87, and for some reason this fact does not bother anyone, and for some reason the 204th non-patriots by default wrote it down in junk
      The forty-sixth wolf should not be embarrassed by the 96th year: the 204th is destined for a long life, no matter what anyone fantasizes about him.
  4. Neige Lobof Offline Neige Lobof
    Neige Lobof (Niege Loboff) April 12 2022 17: 32
    An excellent aircraft, better and cheaper than B and A. And in a new configuration (dvigun and avionics), this MS 21 will not be needed
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 13 2022 10: 46
    We now clearly lack AWACS aircraft. This is what you need to think about first.
  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) April 14 2022 09: 18
    The Tu-204/214 can and should turn out to be not a bad torpedo bomber, no worse than the American Poseidon, to replace the long-obsolete Il-38 ... The Russian Navy needs such aircraft.
  7. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) April 14 2022 14: 25
    20 pieces is not enough, but let's hope this is a start. Yes, and the "sanctions" titanium needs to be attached somewhere ...
  8. Chevrolet Camaro (Nikolay Lukashev) 7 June 2022 17: 26
    Wait and see