Re: tupolev 214

Date:         28 Dec 96 14:20:09 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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In article <airliners.1996.3110@ohare.Chicago.COM>,Christopher B. Stone <cbstone@tucson.Princeton.EDU> wrote:

>>I heard Tupolev came out with a new plane, the 214.  What is the general
>>opinion of the plane.  have any airlines outside of Aeroflot ordered it?

>It is actually the Tu-204, roughly analogous to the 757.

I was thinking he meant the stretched Tu-204, the Tu-234.

>As of a few months ago, none had been sold.

Funny, Aeroflot already had four in their fleet at the beginning of
this year, with two more due to have been delivered last month.
(Three more Tu-204s wear Aeroflot colors but are Tupolev testbeds.)
The Russian State Transport Company also owns two for VIP service.

Perhaps you mean the version with RB.211-535 or PW2337 engines?

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