Ilyushin Il-96-300

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeLong range widebody airliner
  • PowerplantsFour 160.0kN (35,970lb) Aviadvigatel (Soloviev) PS-90A turbofans.
  • PerformanceCruising speed 850 to 900km/h (460 to 485kt). Long range cruising speed M0.78, hi-speed cruising M0.80, max speed M0.84. Range with max payload of 37,5 tonne (82,675lb) and reserves 9000km (4850nm), with 30 tonne (66,140lb) payload 10,000km (5400nm), with 15 tonne (33,070lb) payload 12,000km (6500nm).
  • WeightsOperating empty 121,500kg (267,860lb), max takeoff 250,000kg (551,160lb), max landing 183,000kg (403,450lb), max tankage 150,000liters (39,625gallon).
  • DimentionsWing span over winglets 60.11m (197ft 3in), length 55.35m (181ft 7in), height 17.55m (57ft 7in). Wing area 391.6m2 (4215.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of three, comprising two pilots and flight engineer. Basic single class seating for 300 at nine abreast in two cabins. Three class arrangement seats 235 comprising 22 first class at six abreast and 102cm (40in) pitch, 40 business class at eight abreast and 90cm (35in) pitch, and 173 economy class at nine abreast and 87cm (34in) pitch. Forward lower freight hold accommodates six LD3 containers or pallets (9000kg/19,840lb), rear hold accommodates 10 LD3s or pallets (15,000kg/33,070lb).
  • ProductionApproximately 15 Il-96-300s have been built, of which six are in service with Aeroflot and three with Domodedovo Civil Aviation Enterprise and others in Russian government service (including one used as a presidential transport).

Notwithstanding looking like the bigger Il-86, the Il-96-300 is basically another configuration, fusing various progressed advances and new motors went for enhancing the uncompetitive Il-86.

Improvement of Russia's second widebody aerial shuttle started in the mid 1980s, ensuing in the Il-96's first flight on September 28 1988. Two other flying models were fabricated, as were two airframes to be utilized for static and ground testing. Shared trait in a few regions with the Il-86 permitted a 1200 flight hour certificate project, bringing about Russian confirmation being recompensed on December 29 1992. The Il-96-300 entered administration with Aeroflot Russian International Airlines the accompanying year.

The Il-96-300 is focused around the more established and bigger Il-86, yet it emphasizes various new advances awhile ago the select space of advanced western manufactured aerial shuttles. These incorporate a triplex flybywire flight control framework, a six screen EFIS flightdeck (however three flightcrew are held, and not two as on most advanced western outlines), some composite development (counting the folds and principle deck floors), and winglets. The advanced PS-90 turbofans are intended to conform to ICAO Stage 3 clamor breaking points (something the Il-86 can't comply with) and the Il-86's extraordinary lower deck airstair configuration was erased.

Maybe the Il-96-300's most prominent cup of tea however is that it structures the premise for the extended and westernized (with Pratt & Whitney PW-2337s and Collins computerized flying) Il-96m and Il-96t, portrayed independently.

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