European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 20, 2018, 17:45

Aircraft: TU 154 - GFRI

TU 154 - GFRI
Aircraft acronym TU 154 - GFRI Registration number RA85317
Operator Gromov Flight Research Institute Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Tupolev, Tu-154M Engine category Jet
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere, UTLS (Upper Troposphere, Lower Stratosphere)

Dimensions

  • Length: 47.93 m
  • Height: 11.4 m
  • Wingspan: 37.55 m
Airplane dimensions 47.93 m 11.4 m 37.55 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 67 m/s
Max speed 167 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 0 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 167 m/s
Ascent rate 25 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 164 ft
  • Above ground: 164 ft
Max ceiling 39 700 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 39 372 ft
Ceiling limitations

n/c

Payload
Empty weight 58 000 kg
Max take-off weight 102 000 kg
Max payload 18 000 kg
Max scientific payload n/c
Usual scientific payload during measurements 18 000 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance n/c

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 7 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload n/c

Range
Max range 5 200 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

max payload: 12000 kg

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 4 000 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

IFR: 30m low level clouds altitude * 400m horizontal visibility, VFR: 60m low level clouds altitude * 800m horizontal visibility, Icing: 10 min

Take-off runway length 1 500 m
Engines

3 x Aviadvigatel D30-KU

Avionics

n/c

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

4

Seats available for scientists

5

Cabin

Length 12.70 m
Width 3.20 m
Height 1.70 m
Apertures

2 x left doors: W0.8 m x H1.66 m ; 2 x right doors: W0.6 m x H1.26 m ; 2 x cargo doors: W1.35 m x H0.80 m ; emergency escape hatch

Cabin pressurized

yes

More information

20% are currently occupied by scientific equipment.
The areas of baggage compartments are 15 and 16 cubic meters

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

rear-view periscope for condensation trails formation fixation, etc.

Openings

n/c

Hard points

n/c

Inlets

n/c

Additionnal systems

n/c

Acquisition systems

Acquisition system is made on the basis of industrial PC-compatible computer with the set of relevant interface cards and solid state hard discs of different capacity, thus allowing to record during the flight as a synchronized data stream the flight parameters of various types, such as analog, discrete (TTL), multiplex 1553, ARINC429, serial (RS-232/422/485), parallel (LPT), Direct Memory Access (DMA), etc.

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

27 VDC, 4 kW, 208 VDC

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

27 VDC, 2 kW

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