Re: Tupelov TU-204, Ilyushin Il-114

Date:         04 Jun 99 00:59:18 
From:         "Henry's Cat" <geracen@wantree.com.au>
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David Alan Coon <dcoon@olg.com> wrote in message <airliners.1999.558@ohare.Chicago.COM> ...
> Several new aircraft were planned by Soviet Industry before the breakup of
> the Soviet Union ...

Both aircraft are real!

The Tu-204 (FF 2/1/89) is available in many models including the -120
and -220 which are powered by the 757-300's RB211-535 engines of 43,100lb
thrust. (RB211 FF: 14/8/92) As at 1996 (the date of the book I got all this
from) 10 were in service and 28 more were on order.

Ilyushin anticipates about 350 Il-114s will be needed to replace old planes,
such as the An-24, in the fleets of Aeroflot's successors. The 114 seats 64
pax and is indeed powered by twin 2500shp turboprops as you said. An export
version uses engines from P&W Canada. FF 29/3/90. The Il-114 is built in
Moscow and Tashkent (Uzbekistan) while some components are sourced from
Romania, Poland and Bulgaria.

Source: Gerard Frawley: The International Directory of Civil Aircraft
1997/98

cheers
Neil