|Function||Regional cargo plane|
|Wing area (m2)||81.9|
|Weights (kg) and Loads|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||287|
|Power load (kg/hp)||4.7|
|Airstrip demand (m)|
|Cruise Altitude||7200 to 8100m|
|Cabin size LxWxH (m3)||18.93x 2.64x 1.92|
|Cargo hatch (m2)||3.31x1.78|
Cargo conversion of the Il-114 passenger aircraft. Il-114T is intended to replace An-26 at regional routes. It can use small poorly equipped paved and unpaved airfields that will allow it to win new markets in different regions. The modern quick-removable floor cargo handling devices and the large cargo door ensure quick and effective cargo loading/unloading and safe transportation of containerized (eight containers), palletized or bulk cargo.
Two turboprop TV7-117S engines rated at 2500hp takeoff power and silent six-blade propellers provide high fuel efficiency of the aircraft and low perceivable noise levels. New modified engines of 2800hp were scheduled for installation beginning starting 1997. The engine nacelle design was considerably simplified.
The cargo attendant compartment located in the forward section of the fuselage (see Il-114T layout)and separated from the cargo cabin by means of a smoke protection curtain has two passenger seats and a lavatory (see Il-114T layout). The number of attendants (and/or passengers) may be increased to 16 by moving the curtain backwards. Such cargo cabin configuration will accommodate six standard containers.
Digital flight navigation system allows 2-man crew operate aircraft in any weather conditions, takeoff and landing of ICAO category II. When designing the Il-114T much attention was paid to high level of flight safety. For this purpose the mechanical control linkages were replaced with the fly-by-wire backed up by cable control system. To minimize chance of both systems being damaged, mechanical control system runs under the floor of cargo cabin and electric system is hidden in the cabin roof.
The Il-114T's good lift-to drag ratio combined with low fuel consumption and modern aircraft equipment offer high operating economy. Maintenance and overhaul programs for the aircraft, its systems and equipment should be performed "on condition", airframe service life is 30000 landings. After-sale support is provided by Ilyushin Aviation Complex and production facility.
First flight took place on September 14, 1996. Than on September 18 it was flown to Zhukovsky (where main air base of Ilyushin design bureau is located) and entered series of trials for International Certification. RA-96005, the prototype of the Il-114T, was officially presented to the public in 1997 at the Paris Le Bourget Aerosalon and at the Moscow Air and Cosmos Show (Zhukovsky). Il-114T was certified in 1997.
Production launched at The Chkalov Tashkent Aviation Association (TAPO), parallel with passenger version Il-114.
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