Tu-214. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.



Tu-214 is a passenger airplane that serves medium-range airline. This model was developed in the late 80-ies in the former USSR in the design Tupolev. The main objective of the new machine was to replace outdated Tu-154. Production of the new board started from 1990 years in Ulyanovsk and Kazan 1996.

The new model of the passenger vessel had an electric remote system, through which it was possible to control the aircraft. Parts of the hull and wings were developed using digital computation. This aircraft also used parts and assemblies that were not available in previous versions of passenger aircraft of this class. The Tu-214 has more than 20 various modifications, including both passenger and cargo models. We developed and manufactured VIP-class passenger planes and special-purpose aircraft. The quality and reliability of the aircraft of this model is confirmed by more than 50 of various international and Russian quality certificates. Since Tu-214 performs international flights, it has the appropriate certificates of the EU and other countries of the world.


The best seats on the Boeing Tu-214 - Transaero


Driving cabin Tu-214


History of the Tu-214


The first design sketches of the new machine have been made in the design Tupolev in 73, the new unit was to replace the Tu-154 on medium-haul flights. In the design was developed and negotiated a variety of options of the new airliner. As a result, we created a new wide-body aircraft, which is equipped with three engines.

In the first version of the model it was planned creation of large baggage compartments, in which it would be possible to load containers of standard sizes. Because of this new machine had two decks, making it easy to change the size of the passenger compartment and load compartment. It was convenient that, in different seasons of the year the number of passengers affected.

Summer 1981 issued a decree on the establishment of a qualitatively new model of medium-range passenger aircraft, which must be equipped with three engine model D-90. New power plants should have lower fuel costs. At the end of the year 1982 assembly layout has been completed. Unfortunately, this model did not have a future.

Tu-214 Medvedev

Designers had to abandon this project, they developed a new twin-engine version. A feature of the new machine was that the power plants have been fixed under the wings. It was a new breakthrough in the design Tupolev, because before that were not created any model aircraft with engines mounted.

At the end of the year 1982 the decision was made Minister of IS Silaev for a new medium-haul aircraft, on which the two at the same time economical and powerful engine model FS-90A will be installed. As for the engine, it has been specifically designed and engineered designer PA Solovyov. Chief designer in the development of the Tu-214 appointed LA Lanovskogo. On the new model was first used by the system "Diana", which was developed in the Tupolev Design Bureau. It provided a power calculation of the entire aircraft structure using the method of using finite element.

When designing was involved in computer technology, which allowed optimally consider the entire design of future cars. New computer-controlled machines, allowing manufacturing detail more accurately have been applied. The latest composite materials, namely, fiberglass and carbon fiber have been used to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft. Ultimately, the amount of composite material has reached 14% of the total weight of the aircraft.

Tu-214 in flight

Designers used for cladding sheets of large size, which allowed to significantly reduce the number of joints on the fuselage surface. Much attention has been paid to sound insulation and thermal insulation of the passenger compartment. The first machine Tu-214 was built Tupolev in Moscow, and serial production took over the company "Aviastar-SP" to 1992 years.


Tests Tu-214


For complex testing two of the aircraft Tu-214 were involved that were created to test the reliability and durability of the new prototype passenger jet. Due to the fact that the design of computers, the aircraft received excellent properties were involved. Projected wing and fuselage ultimately had significantly better quality than expected, and they could carry heavier loads than planned.

The first gap from the ground plane took place at Ramenskoye airfield test, it was in January 89 years. The crew of the prototype was equipped with a means of salvation in the event of an emergency. The passenger cabin while the flight was equipped with weighing instruments that record and monitor the entire flight, and conducted an analysis of all aircraft systems.

Due to tests and flight tests, the aircraft was completely refined and improved. For the steering wheel system, 23 different versions were developed, which were to pass all the tests that required a lot of time. To this factor the financing of the project has also been added. All this stretched the time to complete the tests. The almost complete cessation of funding in the 90-ies stopped the receipt of the certificate of flights, and in addition, in addition to all this, the aircraft was to pass and operational tests. The certificate for flights Tu-214 aircraft was received only in the winter of 1994 year.


Construction machines Tu-214


The passenger plane Tu-214 is a monoplane with a normal circuit and low-mounted wings, which have a swept shape. The wings are equipped with two turbofan engines and two-slot flaps that run along the entire wing. The chassis of the aircraft has three support racks of increased strength. Due to the superbly designed design of the wing and fuselage, the aircraft can make a safe landing with idle engines. And it was proved in practice in 2002 year. When the plane ran out of fuel, it was able to make a safe landing with the passengers on board, while no one was hurt.

Tu-214 cabin

This machine has a well thought-out air conditioning system, it takes away the air from the engine compressor. This system provides cooling and heating of the cabin, cockpit, and also provides supply air starter run the power plant. air temperature, which enters the pressurized cabin, determined by sensors, and maintaining a uniform temperature is automatically adjusted.

Control of the aircraft is provided by four circuit, which is based on wire control system. Wheel control is equipped with an automatic, which ensures safety and facilitates the work of the pilots. When jamming of one of the steering wheels is provided aircraft control system using one of the operating hand wheels. The control system automatically excludes the possibility of contact strip tail of the aircraft. It is also able to take into account the angle of deviation with only one engine.

Aircraft powered by electricity generators, which are installed on each engine. In emergency situations, the electricity comes from batteries or aircraft emergency hydraulic drive. The aircraft is powered at a voltage - 115-200 volts.

Fuel is stored in the aircraft integral fuel tank. On passenger aircraft Tu-214 7 located fuel tanks for a total capacity of 35,7 tons. To reduce drag in flight there is an automatic fuel transfer system in the tail tank after take-off, this function allows you to shift the center of gravity.

Tu-214 is also equipped with a system that prevents the ice machine. The most vulnerable parts of the aircraft are the air intakes and engine cowlings, which are mounted on the fans. Frost protection also have sensors aerodynamics and windshield of the aircraft crew. Oddly enough, but the wings of an airplane have their heating systems, as has been confirmed by studies and international experts that the wings of the model of passenger aircraft are not subject to icing.

Passenger aircraft Tu-214 models meet all international standards and have a high efficiency in operation, are highly competitive in the global market.

Tu-214 in the parking lot

Tu-214 passenger aircraft, which is an improved model of Tu-204-100 aircraft with increased take-off weight and range. The planes have been operated by some Russian airlines since 2001 on air lines with a distance of more than 5000 kilometers.

Production of the Tu-214 small parties continued into the present moment.

The aircraft of this series are efficient modern long-haul twin-engine narrow-body aircraft with a high level of comfort and fuel efficiency.

Tu-214 passenger planes and set them on the PS-90A engines are certified by the system of AR IAC and fully meet international standards for the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere and noise level.


Tu-214 Transaero


The high flight and technical characteristics, competitiveness, and efficiency in the use of the Tu-214 associated with:

  • Modern aerodynamic configuration;

  • An excellent aerodynamic efficiency;

  • Excellent equipment systems;

  • Excellent construction of the aircraft, as the glider ,;

  • Flight and modern navigation equipment complex;

  • Fuel-efficient modern engines.


layout options


  • Convertible Tu-214C3

  • TU-214S3 - convertible (converted -cargo - - containerized) plane.

  • Freight handling in the LD-3-45 containers and eighteen pieces on the upper deck and up to eight pieces of cargo luggage compartments. The transition from full passenger load in full layout takes place in the shortest possible time.

  • Cargo Tu-214F

  • Tu-214F - cargo plane with a payload of up to 32 tons, loading cargo on the main deck through a huge cargo door (3405x2200 millimeters). You can use standard pallets and containers of wide range. Standard design makes it possible to install additional fuel tanks.

  • Intelligence Tu-214ON

  • Tu-214ON (code name "Open Sky") is an aircraft designed for aerial surveillance, developed at JSC Tupolev on the basis of Tu-214 passenger aircraft. The aircraft was created specifically for flights under the Treaty on the open skies over the territory of the countries participating in the treaty and to replace the Tu-154M LK-1 and An-30B aircraft.


Salon Tu-214

Tu-214 Salon




  • Inside, spacious shelves are arranged luggage, under the cabin floor - huge cargo compartments;

  • Salon is equipped with a multi-level lighting system;

  • Apply sound-absorbing structure, which is provided in the cabin low noise;

  • Installed video and audio entertainment for passengers;

  • All materials used in the interior of the cabin, meet the standards regarding the smoke, fire and toxicity;

  • Passengers have a high level of personal comfort.

Cockpit performed based on ergonomic and modern design decisions that are associated with the use of flight control automation and electronic display.


Tu-204-300 with VIP-cabins

Tu-204-300 with VIP-cabins


Technical specifications

  • Crew: three people;

  • Passenger capacity: 210 (in economy class), 196 (in two-class version), 168 (in trekkh-class version);

  • Length: 46.00 meters;

  • Wingspan: 42.00 meters;

  • Height: 13.90 meters;

  • Wing area: 184.20 square meters;

  • Curb weight: 84 200 kilogram;

  • Empty weight: 59 000 kilos;

  • Takeoff maximum weight: 110 kilograms;

  • Weight of fuel in the tanks: 6000 kilos;

  • Pay load: 25.200 kilos;

  • The landing load: 93000 kilos;

  • Powerplant: PS-90A engines (two copies);

  • Cruising speed: 850 kilometers per hour;

  • Range fully loaded: 4340 kilometers;

  • Practical range: 6500 kilometers;

  • Ceiling: 12100 meters;

  • Rate of climb: 7,0 meters per second (at the ground);

  • Length of takeoff: 2250 meters;

  • Year of the first take-off of the aircraft: 1996. 


Tu-214 video

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This year I flew to Egypt from my family, it turned out that I would have to fly the domestic Tu-124. To tell the truth, at first it was a little strained, that it is necessary to fly old enough planes, especially as not so long ago it read responses about this device. Despite all this, having entered the cabin of the plane, it was pleasantly surprised that the whole salon was clean and practically new. The flight itself was cozy and comfortable. Armchairs are very comfortable, and legroom is even bigger than in Boeing. The drawback of our flight was that the plane is quite noisy, as there are no screens on the backs of the seats. So the feeding was very bad, but this does not apply to the aircraft itself, but rather to the airline. The entire flight even took off, and the landing went smoothly without shaking and oscillation.

You do not mistaken, my friend? Tu-124 taken out of production and exploitation in the last century in the Soviet Air Force in 1983g. The Iraqi Air Force aircraft of this type were used to 1991 years.
Flying copies Tu-124 has survived. This aircraft can be seen as an exhibit at the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, Museum of Civil Aviation History Museum in Ulyanovsk and Lugansk Aircraft Repair Plant.

This aircraft only 1992 year began to produce.

Tu-124 started producing in 1960-m.