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Airbus A350 commercial aircraft
Airbus A350
A perspective model of a new long range aircraft to replace Airbus A330 and A340. Nowadays is under construction.

world largest commercial aircraft Airbus A380
Airbus A380
The largest passenger aircraft in the world. First airlines took delivery of these giants in 2007-2008.

Antonov An-148 regional commercial aircraft
Antonov An-148
A regional jet program of Ukraine. The first aircraft delivered to airlines in summer 2009.

ARJ-21 - China's regional aircraft
The first built in China jet aircraft made its first flight in November 2008. It is developed for regional routes.

Boeing 737-900 commercial aircraft
Boeing 737-900
The last model in Boeing 737 family (the most popular commercial aircraft family numbering near 4 000 units).

Boeing 747-8 commercial aircraft
Boeing 747-8
The latest version of the famous long range 747 family has made its maiden flight in February 2010.

Boeing 787 commercial aircraft
Boeing 787
A new long range aircraft of Boeing Company to replace popular Boeing 767 model. First plane took to the sky in December 2009.

Bombardier CRJ1000 regional aircraft
Bombardier CRJ-1000
The last specimen of CRJ (Canadian Regional Jet) made the first flight in September 2008.

Embraer-195 regional aircraft
Embraer 195
The newest modification of Embraer 170/175/190/195 airplanes, the most perfect regional aircraft at present.

 Evektor EV-55 commuter aircraft
Evektor EV-55
A new generation commuter aircraft is developed by the czech manufacturer Evektor. Maiden flight is expected in 2010.

Sukhoi Superjet-100 regional commercial aircraft
Sukhoi Superjet-100
A new Russian regional airplane developed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. At the beginning of 2010 the first aircraft is expected to enter scheduled service.

Modern Commercial Aircraft of the World

Airbus Aircraft

Airbus A310
It is the development of the first Airbus aircraft A300. Airbus A310 has been in use for medium and long range routes since 1983.
Airbus A320 Family
The most successful program of Airbus includes a number of middle range airplanes A318, A319, A320 and A321. Since 1988 more than 3 000 aircraft of this family have been delivered to airlines all over the world.
Airbus A330
A two engine variant of a long range A340 designed for 12 000 km flights. It has been produced in some modifications since 1994.
Airbus A340
A number of modifications of a long range aircraft which are able to carry passengers for 16 000 km.
Airbus A380
The newest commercial aircraft of Airbus – a giant A380 is made for transcontinental routes between the largest airports of the world.

Boeing Aircraft

The aircraft was renamed into Boeing 717 when McDonnell Douglas were purchased by Boeing in 1997. It became the last model of short and middle range airplanes DC-9 and MD-80/90 produced since 1960s.
The most numerous passenger aircraft in the world. The first airplanes went into sky in 1967. The aircraft has passed through some serious modifications and is still the most popular and modern.
Boeing 747
It performed the first flight in 1969. It is the main airplane for transcontinental routes. Boeing Corporation continues to improve it and launches modern models.
Boeing 757
It is made for distances of 4 000 – 6 000 km. It has been produced since 1983 and is successfully operated in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Boeing 767
It is a long range aircraft for thin passenger traffic routes. The most of 767 aircraft operate services between Europe and America.
Boeing 777
It is a long range aircraft entering production in 1995. It is made for high density routes and flies to the largest international airports.

Russian Aircraft

Ilyushin Il-96
It is an improved long range version of the first Russian aerobus Il-86. It has been produced since the 1990s and is operated by a number of airlines in Russia and Cuba.
Tupolev Tu-204 Family
This family includes a basic model Tu-204-100, a longer range variant Tu-214 and a shortened long range model Tu-204-300.

Regional Aircraft

Antonov An-140
A turboprop aircraft An-140 has been used by airlines in Russia, Ukraine and Iran since 2003. It is developed for flights up to 2 000 km range.
The most popular family of turboprops. More than 700 airplanes ATR-42/72 of different series have been built since 1989.
BAe Avro RJ
Family Avro RJ-70/85/100 were produced from 1992 till 2003 and were the development of BAe-146, which was operated by regional airlines in the 1980s.
Bombardier Dash 8
Turboprop aircraft Bombardier Dash 8/100/200/300/400 have been in production since 1983 and are the basis of the fleet of many regional airlines all over the world.
Bombardier CRJ
The most numerous jet airplanes CRJ played the leading part in creating hubs of major airlines of Europe and America. There are about 1 000 aircraft of this type in services now.
Embraer EMB-120
It is a small turboprop for thin short haul routes. It was produced in the 1980-1990s. It is now exploited in many regional airlines in the world.
Embraer ERJ
Jet aircraft of ERJ family is a development of turboprop EMB-120. Thank to this model Embraer became one of the leaders in aircraft building industry.
It is a new generation of regional jet for 70-100 seats. New Embraer aircraft have been a great success and got a lot of orders from regional and major airlines.
Fokker 50
Turboprop airplanes Fokker 50 have been operating regional services in Europe and Asia since 1987.
Fokker 100
Jet aircraft Fokker 100 is designed for routes of 1 500 - 2 500 km long. It has been produced in the 1980-1990s. There is also a shortened model Fokker 70.
This high-speed turboprop aircraft was in production from 1983 till 1998. There are two models Saab-340 and Saab-2000. They are successfully used in American and European airlines.
Xian MA60
A modern turboprop made by China's AVIC I. It was developed from the popular Soviet regional aircraft Antonov An-24.