HISTORY

Timeline

1990

  • 27th February: Last flight of plane TU-144D number 08-2 with the registration CCCP-77114. The aircraft was placed in open-air storage and non-flyable condition.

1992

  • 11-16th August: The airfield of “Gromov’s FRI” in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, received the aviation-and-space exhibition Mosaeroshow’92. The success of this exhibition showed the capability of Russia to organize international events.

1993

1994

  • 17th June: Signature at Vancouver of the Gore-Chernomirdin agreement for which the NASA realized a series of modifications in the plane TU-144D number 08-2 and carried out a set of investigations in interest of the creation a SST of 2nd generation.

1995

1996

  • 29th November: First flight of the flying laboratory plane TU-144LL number 08-2, registered RA-77114.

1997

1999

  • 14th April: End of the program of flight experiments and final flight of the flying laboratory plane TU-144LL number 08-2, registered RA-77114. Final ever flight of a TU-144.

  • 17-22nd August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-1999 AirShow with the presence of four TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were CCCP-77112, CCCP-77113, RA-77114 and CCCP-77115.