The first Aviastar-built example of the increased gross weight Tupolev Tu-204, the -200, is in final assembly at its plant in Ulyanovosk, Russia. The new model, which will be powered by the Perm PS90, incorporates strengthened landing gear to enable the maximum take-off weight to be increased by around 8t to 110.75t, compared to the existing Tu-204-100/120 model. A similarly increased weight version of the Tu-204 is already in production at the KAPO plant in Kazan, dubbed the Tu-214.

Source: Flight International