Description: The Ilyushin Il-96 is a four-engine, wide-body, longer range passenger and freighter aircraft based upon the Il-86 airliner. The Il-96 aircraft features a fuselage shortened approx. 4 meters, a new wing layout, a seating capacity between 235 and 436 passengers, and fly-by-wire controls. The Il-96 wide-body aircraft family includes the Il-96-300 and Il-96-400 airliners and the Il-96T and Il-96-400T freighters. The Il-96 powered by western engines and the Il-98 twin-engine airliners were cancelled. The Il-96 maiden flight was carried out on September 28, 1988. In July 1993 the first Il-96-300 airliner entered into service.
The Il-96M long-range, wide-body airliner is a stretched derivative of the Il-96-300 equipped with western engines and avionics. The aircraft's seating capacity was increased to accommodate up to 375 passengers. The most significant improvement introduced into the Il-96M compared to the Il-96-300 are the four US-built PW2037 engines rated at 37,000 pounds of thrust. These engines are far more reliable and fuel efficient than Russian made PS90A turbofans.
Ilyushin and the Russian Industry were studying the development of a re-engined Il-96 with more powerful turbofans and the development of a twin-engine variant called the Il-98 which would be powered by western turbofans such as GE90, Trent 800 and PW4000. Both projects Il-96M and Il-98 were finally rejected by Ilyushin Aviation Complex.
Number of Engines: 4
Passengers: 375 Dimensions Length: 65 meter
Wingspan: 60 meter Performance Ceiling: 13,000 meter
Max Range: 11,500 kilometer (6,210 nautical mile) Speed Cruise Speed: 261 mps (940 kph) Weight Empty Weight: 132 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 270 ton (595,238 pound)
Payload: 30,000 kilogram
Thrust: 148,000 pound
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