Tupolev Tu-154 | operators

Operators

Current operators

Belavia Tu-154M

As of August 2017, there are 44[24] Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of all variants still in civil or military service. A 45th aircraft has been sighted flying with Air Kyrgyzstan in 2017,[25] but is not listed by the airline as part of its fleet. The remaining operators are:[26]

Airline In service Notes
North Korea Air Koryo 2
Kazakhstan Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1
Russia Federal Security Service 2
Russia Gromov Flight Research Institute 1
China People's Liberation Army Air Force 12[27] six of them are of ELINT versions with synthetic aperture radar[28] and six–eight of them are airliners
Russia Russian Air Force 16
Russia Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs 4 Operated for the government
Russia Russian Navy 2
Russia SibNIA named after S. A. Chaplygin 1
Russia Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center 1
Total: 44

In February 2011, all remaining Iranian Tu-154s were grounded after two incidents.[29][30]

On 27 December 2016, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced that it had grounded all of its Tu-154s until the end of the investigation into the December 2016 crash of a 1983 Tupolev Tu-154.[31] This was followed by the grounding of all Tu-154s in Russia.[32] The Tu-154 had crashed into the Black Sea just after takeoff from Sochi, Russia, on 25 December 2016 killing all 92 people on board, including 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, an official army choir of the Russian Armed Forces. The Red Army Choir singers and dancers were en route to Syria to entertain Russian troops in the run-up to the New Year.

Former operators

Former civil operators

Afghanistan Afghanistan
 Albania
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Belarus
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Bulgaria
 People's Republic of China
 Croatia
 Cuba
 Czech Republic
 Czechoslovakia
 Djibouti
 Egypt
 Georgia
 Germany
 Hungary
 Iran
 Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan
 Libya
 Macedonia
 Moldova
 Mongolia
 Nicaragua
 Pakistan
 Poland
 Romania
  • Government of Romania
  • TAROM
 Russia
 Slovakia
 Somalia
 Syria
 Tajikistan
 Turkey
 Ukraine
 Uzbekistan
 Yemen

Former military operators

Polish military VIP transport Tu-154M Lux aircraft from the dissolved 36th Special Air Transport Regiment. This one crashed in heavy fog at Smolensk North Airport on April 10, 2010, killing all occupants, including the Polish President
 Armenia
Armenian Air Force
 Bulgaria
Bulgarian Air Force One 154B retired 1988; one 154M retired April 2010, replaced by A319 CFM
 Cuba
Cuban Air Force
 Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovak Air Force (passed on to successor states)
 Czech Republic
Czech Air Force (replaced by Airbus A319CJ)
 East Germany
East German Air Force (passed on to FRG)
 Germany
German Air Force (taken over from East Germany; one lost in mid-air collision, the other one sold)
 Mongolia
Mongolian Air Force
 Poland
Polish Air Force – 1 Tu-154M was retired in 2011, 1 Tu-154M crashed in 2010.
 Soviet Union
Soviet Air Force (passed on to successor states)
 Turkmenistan
Military of Turkmenistan – two Tu-154B-2 retired
 Ukraine
Ukrainian Air Force
 Uzbekistan
Military of Uzbekistan
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