|Function||Long range airliner|
|Fuel consumption (g/km/seat)||22.3|
|Wing area (m2)||391.6|
|Weights (kg) and Loads|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||690|
|Cruising altitude (m)||9000 to 12000|
|Range with fuel reserve, km|
|Required runway (m)|
|Cabin size LxWxH (m3)||49.1x5.7x2.6|
|Seats (2 classes)||335...342|
|Seats (3 classes)||311...318|
In 1990, facing problems with domestic PS-90 engines, Ilyushin started development of a stretched version of the Il-96. Aircraft (announced under Il-96-350 designation) is equipped it with US-built Pratt & Whittney PW2237 jet engines and Western electronics. First flight of the passenger version Il-96MO ('o' comes from Opytnyi, Experimental) took place on April 6 1993. It was just an Il-96-300 prototype aircraft with added fuselage sections, American-built engines and equipment.
The state-of-the-art (Western) navigating complex and instrumentation fully automate the piloting in difficult weather conditions anywhere in the world. Information is displayed on six 20x20cm2 CRT indicators. Delightful interior, wide passages between the aisles and seat pitch from 864 to 810mm make the flight a comfortable event.
Plans for Il-96M production (Voronezh plant, some parts manufactured at Poland) until 2015 are about 250 aircraft with base price tag 68 millions US$. At mid- 1997 47 Il-96M were sold.
|Il-96MO experimental||Il-96MK with NK-92||Il-96T, Il-96MT cargo plane||Il-96MD 2-engine with 27.2/31750 Lotarev D-18 turbofans, 17.5 g/km/passenger|
|Created August 20, 1999||Back to|