HISTORY

Timeline

2011

  • 16-21st August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2011 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and the restored CCCP-77115.

2013

  • 21st August: The former NASA test pilot of TU-144LL C. Gordon Fullerton dies at the age of 76 in Lancaster, California.

  • 27th August - 1st September: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2013 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and the restored CCCP-77115.

  • 1st November: This website celebrates ten years online: www.tu144sst.com.

2015

  • 5th August: Starts works on aircraft RA-77114 to remove experimental devices and preparation of plane for put it on display close to the Zhukovsky airbase.

  • 25-30th August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2015 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and the restored CCCP-77115.

2016

  • 21st October: Unveiled the project to move TU-144S registered CCCP-77107 from her current place in the Institute of Aviation of Kazan to a new place in the centre of the city and to put it on display as a monument.

2017

  • 15th April: After the disassembly of nose, wings, tail and engines, aircraft CCCP-77107 is successfully moved to her new location in the centre of the city of Kazan, close to the KNRTU-KAI buildings.

  • 11th May: On this day is celebrated the 85th anniversary of foundation of KIRTU-KAI and the aircraft CCCP-77107 looks in one piece because all parts, except engines, have been reassembled.

  • 26th May: TU-144S registered CCCP-77107 performs her last “flight” helped for two cranes until her final resting place in the top of a pedestal in the center of Kazan, close to the KNRTU-KAI buildings, where will be displayed as a monument.

  • 18-23rd July: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2017 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and the restored CCCP-77115.