Technical data
Type Il-96-300
Function long-range airliner
Year 1988
Crew 2...3
Engines (4)
Type PS-90
Thrust (kg) 4*16000
Fuel consumption (g/km/seat) 23
Size (m)
Length 55.35
Height 17.57
Fuselage diameter 6.08
Wingspan (with wing endplates) 60.10
Wingspan (without wing endplates) 57.66
Wing area (m2) 391.6
Weights (kg) and Loads
Empty 119000
Maximum takeoff 230000
Maximum landing 175000
Maximum 'dry' 157000
Wing Load (kg/m2) 587
Speed (km/h)
Cruise 850...900
Landing 265
Airstrip demand (m)
Landing 1980
Takeoff 2600
Range (with fuel reserve)
With 40000kg payload 7500km
With 30000kg payload 9000km
With 15000kg payload 11000km
Ceiling (m)
Cruise 10100 to 12100
Fuel 122000kg
Passenger Cabin size LxWxH (m3) 41x5.7x2.6
Seats (economy) 300
Seats (2 classes) 262
Seats (3 classes) 235
Cargo 40000kg in 16 LD-3 containers

Il-96, Il-96-300 by S.V.Ilyushin OKB

Il-96-300 of Domodedovo airlines, courtesy of Lukas Lusser @ Bird Publishing's Ultimate Aviation Marketplace

In early 80's S.V.Ilyushin OKB developed new Il-96 long range airliner, closely related to the Il-86 medium range widebody jet. Major differences include new wing, shortened by 4m fuselage, fly-by-wire controls and Soviet-built Perm PS-90 engines. First flight took place on September 28, 1988. In 1991 five prototypes were built, three used for flight evaluations and two airframes - for static and other extreme conditions tests. International certificate was obtained on December 29, 1992.

The Il-96-300 resembles the Airbus A-340 (to some extent). Both projects started at the same time and test flights took place at the same time. And both are a success - despite Airbus is just having the time of it's life while Russian aircraft industry passes from one hardship to another.

Il-96 with PS-90 engines went into production at the Voronezh aircraft-building plant under designation Il-96-300. When delivery of series machines started in 1993, approximately 100 were ordered by companies of the former Soviet republics. Regular flights started on July 14 1993 on route Moscow - New York, followed shortly by route Moscow - Tel-Aviv and other. Most of Il-96-300 were delivered to Russian 'Aeroflot'.

Estimated resource of the Il-96-300 is 60000 flight-hours or 12000 landings during 20 years. Aircraft may be prepared to the second flight during 45min after the landing. In 1997 first four Aeroflot Il-96-300 logged 3000 to 4000 flight-hours each, what is close to performance of the Western competitors, despite early concerns about reliability of domestic engines. Look like the engine problems are steadily cleared out. Nonetheless, the Il-96M variant with US-built Pratt & Whittney PW2237 engines and Western electronics was developed and put into production.



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Il-96-550 550 seats 2-levels with high bypass (17...18) NK-92 engine (18...22 tons thrust)

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