|National origin||Russian Federation|
The Tupolev Tu-330 is a modern medium transport aircraft of the Russian airplane manufacturer Tupolev PSC. The aircraft is intended to replace the aging An-12 tactical airlift fleet, filling a niche between the Il-112 and Il-76; it is similar in size class to the Antonov An-70.
The Tu-330 has a swept high-mounted wing design with two high-bypass ratio PS-90A engines mounted below the wings. An optional powerplant system has also been proposed using NK-93 engines that can operate on LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel. The aircraft is also designed for commonality with the Tu-204/Tu-214 civilian airliner series in order to simplify production and minimize costs of manufacturing, maintenance and parts.
- PS-90A engined freighter
- Started as the Tu-338, the 330K is a proposed liquid natural gas-fuelled variant with Samara NK-94 engine.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2008–2009
- Crew: 2
- Length: 42.00 m (137 ft 9½ in)
- Wingspan: 43.50 m (142 ft 8½ in)
- Height: 14.00 m (45 ft 1¼ in)
- Wing area: 195.5 m2 (2104 ft2)
- Gross weight: 103500 kg (228175 lb)
- Useful lift: 35,000 kg ( lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Aviadvigatel PS-90A turbofans, 171 kN (38,400 lbf) thrust each
- Cruising speed: 850 km/h ( mph)
- Range: 3000 km (1865 miles)
- Service ceiling: 11000 m (36100 ft)
- Jackson 2008, p. 521
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