Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
First flight: October 4, 1968
Primary airlines: Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Koryo, ALROSA Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Russian Air Force, Uzbekistan Airways
Passenger seating: 114-180
Models: Tu-154, Tu-155, Tu-324, Tu-334
- Kuznestov NK-82U turbo fan and Soloviev D-30KU-154 two-shaft low-bypass turbo fan engines
- Maximum range 2,500 nautical miles
- Able to operate from airfields as short as 8,530 ft (2,600 m) at maximum take-off weight.
- In 1921, Tupolev was the first Soviet built aircraft.
- Since the inception of the airline in 1923, the Tu-154 had carried half of all Aeroflot passengers.
- The Tu-144 Charger was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) in the world.
- In 1971, the Tu-154 initial version delivered mail.
- The Tu-154 had one of the longest production runs in airliner history from 1968 to 2013.
- With a cruising speed of 530 mph (850 kmh) the Tu-154 is one of the fastest civilian aircraft in use and has a range of 3,280 mi (5,280 km)
Pilots must earn their type rating in the Tupolev Tu-154 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.
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