|Type: Tupolev Tu-154B-2|
Operator: Perm Airlines
Registration: RA-85450 - RA-85287 - RA-85454 - RA-85284
The Tupolev Tu-154 (Russian: Туполев Ту-154) (NATO reporting name Careless) is a Soviet medium-range trijet airliner designed in the mid 1960s. One of the notable civilian aircraft of its era, the Tu-154 has been the mainstay 'workhorse' of Soviet airlines for several decades, servicing well over a sixth of the world's landmass and carrying about half of the passengers flown by Aeroflot and all its subsidiaries over that period (137.5 million per year or 243.8 billion passenger kilometres in 1990). The aircraft has been exported and operated by about 17 non-Russian airlines, as well as a number of non-Russian Air Forces. It remains the standard airliner for domestic routes across Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union (CIS).