Tupelov TU-204, Ilyushin Il-114

From:         IA Stuart <big-iain@big-iain.demon.co.uk>
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Date:         Sat, 05 Jun 1999 00:31:53 GMT
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In article <airliners.1999.558@ohare.Chicago.COM>, David Alan Coon
<dcoon@olg.com> writes
>Several new aircraft were planned by Soviet Industry before the breakup of the
>Soviet Union. The Tupelov  TU-204 was oringally planned for 1992. This
>aircraft is  similar to a B-757--Planned with Soloviev D-90A  Turbofans
>rated at 35,275lbs of thrust. 
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>Were these aircraft ever produced, or did the breakup of the
>Soviet Union halt their production?

I think the D-90 version did enter production and service, but there is
also a version of the Tu204 with Rolls-Royce engines (RB211-535E4's).
Just entered service with Cairo Aviation, after about 6 years of
intermittent flight testing.


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Iain Stuart
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