|Crew||2 + flight attendants|
|Fuel consumption||2*9.0 g/passenger/km|
|Type (upgrade I)||2*D-18TP|
|Type (upgrade II)||2*Rolls-Roys RB.211-524H4|
|Weights and loads|
|Empty (equipped)||90,000 to 91,000kg|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||630|
|Thrust to Weight||3.1|
|Cruising at 11,000m||860km/h|
|Cruising||10,100 to 21,100m|
|Cabin size LxWxH||?m3|
|Economy (81cm)||350 to 400|
|Airframe resource||60,000 flight hours|
|Annual flight time||3,500 to 4,000 hours|
|Service||9.5 man-hours per flight-hour|
Project of wide-body Airbus-class airliner for mid-range routes was initiated in 1991. It is the first attempt of the Antonov ANTK to develope aircraft of this class. Special attention was paid to aircraft reliability - the plane was designed according to damage tolerance approach: fatigue cracks were not allowed to cause catastrophic failure between scheduled maintenance inspections.
An-218 design includes solutions, technologies and schemes developed for commercial cargo planes An-124 and An-70. Parts and components of series Tu-204 airliner are used. Production was planned at Ukraina in cooperation with Russian aircraft plants.
Landing gear construction allows to operate An-218 from same airfield used by the Tu-154M and Tu-204. This expands service area from 19 used by the closest analog Il-86 to more than 50. It is estimated that fuel consumption per passenger per km may be almost half of the Il-86. New aircraft also has to surpass Il-86 and Tu-154M on passenger comfort, cargo handling and serviceability.
Perspective modification include long-range variant for 200 to 220 seats and stretched version carrying up to 400 passengers.
On-board electronics and navigation equipment corresponds to IIIA ICAO requirements. Pilots cockpit has high degree of automatization, flight control and monitoring system includes six multi-color multi-functional displays.
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