Tupolev Tu-154

1968

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Tupolev Tu-154

The Tu-154, announced Spring 1966, was intended to replace the Tu-104, IL-18 and An-10 on medium/long stage lengths of up to 6,000km. It is able to operate from airfields with a class B surface, including packed earth and gravel. Normal flight can be maintained after shutdown of any one engine. Single-engine flight is possible at a lower altitude.

The first of six prototype and preproduction models flew for the first time on 4 October 1968. The seventh Tu-154 was delivered to Aeroflot for initial route proving and crew training early 1971. Mail and cargo flights began in May. Initial passenger carrying services were flown for a few days early Summer 1971 between Moscow and Tbilisi. Regular services began 9 February 1972, over the 1,300km route between Moscow and Mineralnye Vody, in the North Caucasus. International services began with a proving flight between Moscow and Prague 1 August 1972.

Tupolev Tu-154

Specification 
 MODELTu-154A
 CREW3-4
 PASSENGERS140-180
 ENGINE3 x Kuznetsov NK-8-2U turbofans, 102.9kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight94000 kg207236 lb
  Empty weight50775 kg111940 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan37.55 m123 ft 2 in
  Length47.9 m157 ft 2 in
  Height8.2 m27 ft 11 in
  Wing area201.5 m22168.93 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Cruise speed900 km/h559 mph
  Range w/max payload2750 km1709 miles

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Paul, e-mail, 02.07.2021 22:12

I totally agree with Dennis. It was a piece of garbage. I flew on one from Moscow to London. No individual emergency air masks and this was in the 80's when every western aircraft had them for years! The emergency door had no rubber insulation around it and made a horrible cracking noise as we were climbing. I thought it was going to blow out.

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James Smith, e-mail, 23.06.2020 02:12

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Viktor, e-mail, 10.02.2018 00:42

Tupolev Tu-154M available for ACMI lease or charter flight to any point in world

For details, contact on aviation.manager@arkhosholding.com

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Tu-154, e-mail, 27.02.2014 04:13

And i want to get a real one.

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Tu-154, e-mail, 27.02.2014 04:13

The Tu-154 is the best aircraft ever built.

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Red Phoenix, 11.05.2012 08:08

Timothy, I have an answer for that. The Tu-154 was designed to operate off of rough-surface strips at times. The 'six-pack' main bogies spread the weight of the aircraft over a larger area, allowing it to make takeoffs from airports that are nigh untouchable to Western aircraft in the same class.

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Adam, 18.01.2012 22:05

It is incredible mashine, its most beutifull bird in the sky. My dream is to fly with one of these, but i am afraid that it will remain only a dream.. :( (sorry for my bad english)

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Kiril, e-mail, 10.10.2011 20:15

We have 10 x Tu-154M in flying condition available for immediate sale.
Best price on the market!

Contact:
chochkov@aero-x.eu

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Timothy, e-mail, 04.09.2011 06:25

What is the point of having the 777's wheels when it's hardly the size of the 777.

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Galina, e-mail, 07.08.2011 06:46

I love it! My fav. Aircraft.

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ˇÁˇÁˇÁ, 02.08.2011 15:00

It has just killed the Polish president......

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Katie, e-mail, 20.07.2011 23:02

The Tupolev Ty154M is my favourite aircraft of all time an amazing tribute to Russian engineering at its best,and the Soloviev turbofans make such a wonderful noise too,I miss travelling on this incredible machine.
Long live Ty154M!!.

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hans2603, e-mail, 14.06.2011 19:59

hallo dennis !! schaue dir euere B 727 an , genau so ein fliegender müllhaufen . also mal schön die große klappe halten !!!

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LOBO, 04.05.2010 18:32

WHO know how much cost now tupolev ??

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Wolkonski, e-mail, 14.04.2010 02:30

I flew hundreds of times on this type of plane during the 1970s. It looked like a bus, where people sat on rough seats fixed with loose bolts, but I seldom felt so secure flying as in these ill-fated Tu-154. Hats off, gentlemen!

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maciek9991, e-mail, 11.04.2010 14:07

10.04.2010 Tupolev TU-154 rozbija się pod Smoleńskiem gdzie ginie 96 pasażerów ł±cznie z cał± załog±. Na pokładzie samolotu znajdowali się Prezydent RP - Lech Kaczyński wraz z małżonk± oraz z przedstawicielami rz±du. Czarne skrzynki zostały odnalezione lecz jedna z nich jest prawdopodobnie uszkodzona.


10.04.2010 Tupolev TU-154 crashes near Smolensk where he killed 96 passengers including the entire crew. On board were the President of Poland - Lech Kaczynski and his wife, and representatives of the government. The black boxes were found, but one of them is probably defective.

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XXX, e-mail, 10.04.2010 16:30

10.04.2010 Tupolev TU-154 rozbija się pod Smoleńskiem gdzie ginie 89 pasażerów wraz z cał± załog±, na pokładzie samolotu znajdowali się Prezydent RP wraz z przedstawicielami rz±du.

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RiTz, 10.04.2010 15:00

Tupolev Tu-154 today crash in Russia with Polish president [*]

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Kiril, e-mail, 05.04.2010 01:52

I am able to offer Tupolev Tu-154 for sale. Contact me for more information.
E-mail: chochkov@aero-x.eu

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097'', e-mail, 05.04.2010 01:25

alguien conocera la medida del ancho de fuselaje de este avion tu154??

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