Domestic Tu-214s go into production

The Tatarstan airline UVT-Aero plans to purchase two Tu-214 passenger aircraft in 2024 and two more in 2025. This is written by a local newspaper. "BUSINESS Online".

The aircraft, which will be commissioned next year, will be able to accommodate up to 178 people, while the business class of the liner will be designed for 16 seats. Tu-2025s purchased in 214 will be able to carry 182 passengers. Each aircraft will have one business class and two economy class, differing in the spacing of passenger seats. The leather-covered seats of the new liners are more comfortable and lighter than on earlier versions of the Tu-214.

There will be three crew members in the cockpit. According to the CEO of the company, Petr Trubaev, the presence of a flight engineer among the pilots will have a positive effect on flight safety. In addition, this specialist will monitor the control panels and control of individual control systems that are inaccessible to the pilots.

In this regard, it is important to note that the new aircraft will make very long-range flights - to the airports of the Far East at a distance of up to 6500 km, as well as to the resorts of Egypt and Turkey. The geography of Tu-214 flights will expand over time.

The airline has begun selecting crews for new aircraft. Trubaev specified that both pairs of Tu-214s would require 10 crews. At the same time, Bombardier CRJ200s will continue to be in the UVT-Aero flight fleet, which are planned to be replaced by domestic aircraft only in 5-7 years.
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  1. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 29 March 2023 23: 03
    Where is the series? Two planes in a year!!!!! The need now is 100 aircraft. Pace of work for 50 years. In 2024, it is necessary to produce 20 Tu-204/214 aircraft.
    1. dude23 Offline dude23
      dude23 (GauguinNOTsuns) 30 March 2023 14: 41
      yes, this is true, but it’s good that the dead center has moved in general, although the programs for the restoration of the aviation industry have been announced many years ago.
      1. Nelton Offline Nelton
        Nelton (Oleg) 30 March 2023 14: 56
        Quote: dude23
        generally moved from a dead point

        The civil aviation industry has never been at a "dead point", the same Tu-204/214, Il-76, Il-96 were produced in a small series. SSJ made a total of 200+.

        vlad127490 (VladGor) Where is the series? Two planes in a year!!!!! Need now

        Well, now demand has suddenly risen sharply.
        As in all other mechanical engineering.

        And it is objectively impossible to quickly increase capacity, under the conditions of sanctions, both in terms of components and equipment.
        1. dude23 Offline dude23
          dude23 (GauguinNOTsuns) 30 March 2023 23: 47
          I meant directly according to the project of the Tu214 passenger liner. In total, it was decided to build 2022 units under the 70 program. And the few available cannot be called passenger Tu214. And according to the Superjet, etc., I am aware of the situation.
  2. Eldar Yunusov Offline Eldar Yunusov
    Eldar Yunusov (Eldar Yunusov) 30 March 2023 10: 14
    Airlines are more profitable Western aircraft, in which there are two pilots, without a flight engineer, which saves wages. Business and nothing personal.
    1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 30 March 2023 12: 08
      Quote: Eldar Yunusov
      Business and nothing personal.

      Three in the cockpit is an anachronism. Justified only if, in order to speed up the release process, they decided not to redo the cabin. Hopefully just for now.
  3. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 30 March 2023 11: 06
    Flights in the Volga and Ural regions are mainly operated by budget counterparts from Airbus, and their replacement with the 214th with a repair base and maintenance at hand is quite appropriate. Tatarstan with them can become the second air transportation hub, of course, by increasing the fleet and transit capabilities.
  4. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) April 4 2023 02: 00
    Everything looks like some kind of artel. They riveted two planes and God! They buy from us! Vasya come to us! We're not coping.