|17 Academician Tupolev Embankment,
Moscow, 105005, Russia
Tel: +7 499 267 2533
Fax: +7 499 261 7141
Designs, builds, tests, sells and supports a variety of civil and military aircraft. It also leases aircraft.The bureau is currently working with foreign partners to develop the Tu-204 /214, Tu-334,Tu-324 and Tu-330 aircraft
The Tupolev Design Bureau is associated with plants in Kazan', Samara, Taganrog, and Ul'yanovsk.
The Tupolev Institute built the world's first metalbodied aircraft, the ANT-2, between 1922 and 1924. This bureau has designed at least 10 military aircraft-including the Tu-160 Blackjack, the Tu-95 Bear H, and the Tu-22M Backfire bombers. It also designed the USSR's only supersonic passenger aircraft, the Tu-144 Charger.
In 2000, Tupolev and Aviastar (aircraft manufacturing company) were merged under the Tupolev name, with the government taking a 50% plus one share stake.