Tupolev Tu-330

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Tupolev Tu-330
Role Twin-engined freighter
National origin Russian Federation
Manufacturer Tupolev
Number built None

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.

Variants[edit]

Tu-300
PS-90A engined freighter
Tu-330K
Started as the Tu-338, the 330K is a proposed liquid natural gas-fuelled variant with Samara NK-94 engine.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2008–2009

General characteristics

  • 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

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 850 km/h ( mph)
  • Range: 3000 km (1865 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 11000 m (36100 ft)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson 2008, p. 521

Bibliography[edit]

  • Paul Jackson, ed. (2008). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2008–2009. Coulsdon, Surrey, England: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 978-0-7106-2837-4. 

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