Last TU-154 handed over… yes, they were still in production!

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Eastern Europe, Miscellaneous Spotting, Russia | Posted on 26-02-2013

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Russian Air Force TU-154 (c) Kirill NaumenkoThe last Tupolev TU-154 aircraft to be built will be handed over today, following a production run which started in 1970.

The Russian airliner, which closely resembled the Boeing 727, was designed in the late 1960s and went on to operate with airlines across the former Soviet Union, Middle East, and Far East. Around 1,000 examples were built over the for decades since production started.

Now, the Aviakor aircraft factory in Samara will deliver the final Tupolev Tu-154 airliner to the Defense Ministry in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Defense Ministry, the Tupolev aircraft design bureau and the Aviakor aviation plant.

The Aviakor factory, and numerous others around Russia, will continue to service and repair TU-154 aircraft for a number of years to come.

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