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Ilyushin Il-96



The Ilyushin IL-96 features supercritical wings fitted with winglets, a glass cockpit, and a fly-by-wire control system. It was first flown in December 1988 and certificated in 1992. The IL-96-300 aircraft equipped with modern Russian made avionics which includes six multifunctional color-LCD displays, electro remote management system, inertial navigation system, collision air avoidance system (including mode “S”) and satellite navigation equipment, VHF communication with grid of 8,33/25 kHz frequencies, and equipment permitting executes flights in RVSM conditions. It allows operating the airplane with two crew members. The avionics correspond to modern requirements on international routes in Europe and North America (RNP-1) and allows to navigate and land under ICAO CAT IIIA conditions. The Il-96 came in three main variants: the IL-96-300, IL-96M/T and IL-96-400.

The IL-96M is basically an IL96-300 with a 30 ft fuselage plug and PW engines.

The Il-96T freighter first flew in mid-1993 and the initial production unit rolled out in May 1997, fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines and Rockwell-Collins avionics. This aircraft was used for FAA certification, granted on 2 June 1999. The –96T is a freight version, with a similar –96M passenger version.




The IL-96-400M project was launched in 2017. One of the differences between the deeply modernised version and its predecessor is the longer fuselage, which is increased by 9.35 meters.
In the final assembly workshop of the Voronezh aircraft plant VASO, which is part of the Rostec aviation complex, the assembly of the wide-body, long-range airliner Il-96-400M continued. This wide-body aircraft was a new modification of the IL-96-300.
The IL-96-400M will be equipped with a modern flight-navigation complex and domestic radio communications that meet the requirements of the international aviation authorities for navigation, surveillance and communication systems. Modular integrated avionics for the new airliner is produced by the Rostec Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies.
The aircraft can be presented to the customer in various configurations. In one-class performance, it will accommodate 402 passengers, two-class - 350, and three-class - 305.
Another important difference between the IL-96-400M will be a more powerful PS-90A1 power-plant compared to the base PS-90A installed on the IL-96-300. This engine has increased maximum thrust, it is equipped with a low-emission combustion chamber and new 2nd generation sound-absorbing structures. The engine is produced at the ODK-Perm Motors plant.
The completion of the assembly of the first prototype IL-96-400M and the transfer of the aircraft for testing were planned at the end of 2021. The plane is completely assembled from Russian components.


Engines: 4 x Pratt & Whitney PW2337 turbofan.
Maxt ake-off weight: 270000 kg / 595251 lb
Wingspan: 64.7 m / 212 ft 3 in
Length: 60.11 m / 197 ft 3 in
Height: 17.5 m
Max range: 11480 km / 7134 miles
Range: (30t load) 6200nm.

Engines: 4 x Pratt & Whitney PW2337 turbofan.


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