Tupolev-154M mid-range airplane created by Tupolev Design Bureau has been produced since 1984. Until recently it was the most efficient passenger aircraft among Russian ones. GAZPROMAVIA Aviation Company Ltd. has got a fleet of 4 aircraft of this type. They are used in routine flights of the company to transport the gaz shift team to the North and for other charter programs.
Cruising speed – 900 km/h (560 knots)
Flight range – 3,900 to 5,200 km (2,400 to 3,200 miles), depending on a payload
Maximum payload – 160 passengers