Kazan Aircraft Building
Plant - FGUP "KAPO N.A. Gorbunov"
company produces middle range aircrafts as TU-214 and regional aircrafts
TU-324. The Tu-214 has a take-off weight of 110t i. Production of the
up-to-date TU-214 C3 medium-range passenger, cargo and cargo-passenger
aircraft aims to renew the outdated and obsolete aircraft fleet in the
airlines of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation.
Project product Convertible medium-range aircraft TU-214 C3 is designed
for passenger, cargo-passenger and cargo transportation with the use of
LD3-46 type containers along the routes up to 7000 km. The aircraft has
a capability to be transformed from passenger version to cargo or
cargo-passenger versions within 4-5 hours. In September 1997 Russian
International Airlines awarded Gorbunov KAPO a firm order for 4
Tu-214C3s. Several Russian companies have shown an interest in leasing
Kazan's TU-214 aircraft.
The project of the TU-324
aircraft came into agenda after studying the demands of the air
companies in mass aircraft which would replace such planes as Tu- 134,
An-24, Yak-40 on regional flights. Upon mastering production of the
aircraft TU-324 at KAPO n/a Gorbunov, the national aviation would
restore its lost for the past ten years position in this class of
planes. On 28 March 1996 the Russian Government issued Decree 208 giving
the Gorbunov's Aircraft Production Association exclusive rights on oil
export as a means of funding the program of the Tupolev Tu-324 50-seat
regional twin powered with either the GE CF-34 or Motor SICh D-436.