The Tupolev Tu-324 is a 30-50 seat regional passenger airliner. The jet will be twin powered by the General Electric CF34, Motor SICh D-436TP or the R-126-300 turbofan engines designed by the Moscow Soyuz corporation. The plane will be available as a corporate plane for 8-10 executives. The range for the 3 aircraft will be 2500 km, 5000 km and 7000 km. The cargo version can carry 3000 kg of cargo and having 5900 km range is also considered. The Tu-324 is designed to replace aging Yak-40, Tu-134, An-24 and An-26 on Russia's regional routes.
The executive version will be equipped with a satellite phone, FAX, and a PC outlet. The Tupolev Tu-324 will be able to operate from gravel and dirt airfields providing safety and comfort of the passengers. The Tupolev Tu-324 will be produced at the S.P.Gorbunov Aircraft Production Association in Kazan, Russia. The plane price will be beteween $19–23 Million USD.
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Published in July 2009.
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