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(Russian tuˈpəljif)
(Biography) Andrei Nikolaievich (unˈdrjeɪ njɪkəˈlɑjɪvjɪtʃ). 1888–1972, Soviet aircraft designer, who designed the first supersonic passenger aircraft, the TU-144 (tested 1969). He also designed supersonic bombers and the TU-104, one of the first passenger jet aircraft (1955)
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(tuˈpoʊ ləf, ˈtu pə ləf)

Andrei Nikolayevich, 1888–1972, Russian engineer and aircraft designer.
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Summary: Seoul [South Korea], May 8 (ANI): South Korea scrambled multiple jets in response to its air defence identification zone (KADIZ) being allegedly violated by two Russian Tupolev Tu-142s last week.
LONDON: Britain said on Wednesday it had scrambled Typhoon jets to monitor two Russian "Blackjack" bombers which approached the United Kingdom's airspace.The two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bombers flew in international airspace off Britain's northeastern coast.
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Marines on board USS Mount Whitney off the Norwegian coast, had gathered for a group photo on deck when the Tupolev TU-142 soared overhead.
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The plane, a Russian-built Tupolev TU204-300, was flying to Beijing from Pyongyang when it made a forced landing in Shenyang because of smoke in the cabin.
The June 1973 Paris air show was memorable for the wrong reason namely the crash of a Tupolev Tu-144, the Soviet Union's answer to Concorde, which killed all six crew and eight people on the ground.
Jets were scrambled from RAF Leuchars on Wednesday to keep an eye on two huge Tupolev Bear aircraft flying close to our air space.
The pair of Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers was spotted off Tokyo over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, Kyodo news agency reported.
Red Wings, which currently operates eight Tupolev Tu-204 airliners, is planning to sign a memorandum with the Tupolev Design Bureau on the delivery of another 10 aircraft over a period of three years, starting in 2014, said Yevgeny Klyucharev, company deputy general director for strategic development.