Top News on Tupolev

  • Top 10 in-service Russian and Soviet airliners by type


    Recent reports from Russia – quickly denied – that Lufthansa was among a group of blue-chip foreign carriers casting a serious eye over the in-development Irkut MC-21 narrowbody prompted us to research the 10 most popular in-service Russian and Soviet commercial types. Here is the list, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database


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  • Russian air force takes first modernised Tupolev bombers


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  • News Listings for Tupolev

  • Top 10 in-service Russian and Soviet airliners by type

    News | 30 Jan 2015 14:55 | Murdo Morrison

    Recent reports from Russia – quickly denied – that Lufthansa was among a group of blue-chip foreign carriers casting a serious eye over the in-development Irkut MC-21 narrowbody prompted us to research the 10 most popular in-service Russian and Soviet commercial types. Here is the list, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets databasehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Top-10-in-service-Russian-and-Soviet-airliners-by-type-408444/
  • UAC prepares for work on joint long-haul project

    News | 30 Jan 2015 13:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​United Aircraft has affirmed that it intends to begin work on a joint long-haul aircraft with China, following the opening of a new design centre.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UAC-prepares-for-work-on-joint-long-haul-project-408490/
  • Transaero to open Komsomolsk service

    News | 23 Jan 2015 10:11

    ​Russian carrier Transaero is to open a connection between Moscow and the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the location of the Sukhoi Superjet manufacturing centre.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Transaero-to-open-Komsomolsk-service-408243/
  • ANALYSIS: Accidents are not the only threat to safety

    News | 21 Jan 2015 09:32 | David Learmount

    ​If large numbers of passengers and crew die on a commercial airline flight because of an event that was not an accident, is it valid to exclude it from airline safety statistics? After all, passengers boarding a flight want to be assured their lives are not at risk from any cause.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Accidents-are-not-the-only-threat-to-safety-408117/
  • New UAC president pledges internal focus

    News | 16 Jan 2015 18:41 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Less dependence on external suppliers is singled out as a priority for Russian conglomerate United Aircraft by the newly-elected president and chairman Yuri Slusar.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-UAC-president-pledges-internal-focus-408017/
  • Russian presidential wing to take two Tu-204-300s

    News | 24 Dec 2014 09:57 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Russian airframer Aviastar is to manufacture a pair of Tupolev Tu-204-300s for the Russian presidential service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-presidential-wing-to-take-two-Tu-204-300s-407446/