Flight tests of the first Tu-204-300 aircraft for the Cosmonaut Training Center have begun

As reported, on May 29, 2018, at Aviastar-SP JSC in Ulyanovsk, flight tests of the first Tu-204-300 aircraft re-equipped there for the Federal State Budget Institution "Y.A. Cosmonaut Research and Testing Center" were finally launched. Gagarin "(CPC, part of the system of the State Corporation" Roscosmos "). The aircraft (serial number 1450742864045, serial number 64045, registration number RA-64045, built in 2008) with the new name "Sergey Korolev" is one of the two CPK acquired former scheduled aircraft of the liquidated Vladivostok Avia airline owned by the Ilyushin Finance leasing company ". The rollout of the aircraft after the conversion to the Aviastar-SP was completed on August 20, 2016, but flight tests began only now.
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The first passenger aircraft re-equipped at Aviastar-SP, which started the flight tests of the Tu-204-300 passenger aircraft (serial number 1450742864045, serial number 64045, registration number RA-64045, its own name is "Sergey Korolev") for the FGUB Research and Testing Training Center cosmonauts named after Yu.A.Gagarin "(TsPK, a part of the Roscosmos Group of Companies). Ulyanovsk, 05/29/2018 (c) Alexander Guk / russianplanes.net (link)
Recall that at the end of 2014, the Cosmonauts Training Center signed a contract with an estimated cost of 3.3 billion rubles to purchase and re-equip two of the six former boards of the Tu-204-300 of the former airline Vladivostok Avia (aircraft RA-64044 and RA-64045, built 2008), decommissioned in 2013. The main purpose of the aircraft is non-stop flights from Moscow to the new Vostochny space center to deliver astronauts and personnel there. Aircraft re-equipment is carried out by their manufacturer Aviastar-SP, where both sides have been located since the beginning of 2014.
Initially, under the terms of the contract, it was intended to transfer the first converted TU-204-300 CPK aircraft with delivery to the Chkalovsky airfield no later than September 30, 2015, the second until the end of March 2016.However, in the end, the program turned into long-term construction, and by now the remaining time is about three years.
The second converted board for the CPK (serial number 1450741864044, serial number 64044, registration number RA-64044), which received the new name "Yuri Gagarin", was rolled out after the conversion to the Aviastar-SP in March 2017, but before this time flight tests in a new guise did not proceed.
The re-equipment of the Tu-204-300 for the needs of the CPC provided that each aircraft would have 52 passenger seats, located in three cabins. In the first cabin of the "main passenger" (for astronauts) there are three single swivel-reclining chairs and a three-seater sofa, in the second cabin for astronauts there are five compartments with three-seater sofas, as well as five single-seaters outside the compartment, in the third one - four double-unit seats business class and nine triple blocks of seats of economy class. All salons are equipped with passenger entertainment systems. The third salon should be able to transform into a medical version with the placement of two medical modules.


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