By Tom Zaitsev in Moscow

Russian aviation plant Aviakor has ceased the production of Tupolev Tu-154Ms after fulfilling last orders for building three of the type.

In June, regional operator Kuban Airlines received a newly assembled tri-jet and will take one more next month.

Aviakor general manager Sergei Liharev says the airframer has also completed assembly of the Tu-154M ordered by the government of Samara region.

“From now on, we’ll only provide maintenance and overhaul services for these aircraft, hundreds of which are still in service,” he says. “Currently we have ten Tu-154s under repair.”

At the same time, Aviakor is gearing up for serial production of the Antonov An-140 twin turboprop with three aircraft due to be rolled out this year.

For full data on the Tu-154M, click here to go to the variant's page in the Flight Commercial Aircraft Directory

Source: Flight International