Russian Long-Haul Wide-Body Aircraft

Ilyushin 96-400

Ilyushin 96-400

The Il-96-400 is a Russian long-haul wide-body aircraft manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association. Ilyushin 96-400 is the latest version of the Il-96 family, which was designed by Ilyushin. The development of Ilyushin 96-400 aircraft was prompted by the need for Russia to reduce dependence on imported aircraft. The aircraft will be manufactured at United Aircraft Corporation's (UAC) VASO plant in Voronezh at a rate of about eight to ten airframes per year. The maximum range of the Il-96-400 is 10,000km. The aircraft is powered by four Aviadvigatel PS-90A1 engines.

Name: Ilyushin Il-96-400
Manufacturer:Voronezh Aircraft
Production Association
Capacity: 436 passengers
Fuel: 1,94,880 L / 51,482 Gallons
Take off weight: 292 t (2,65,000kg)
Powerplant: 4 X PS-90A
Cruising speed: 541mph (870km/h)
Range: 5,400naut. mile (10,000km)

Terminology
Take off weight: The maximum weight that a pilot is allowed to attempt to take off.
Powerplant: A part of the propeller unit, it varies according to the capacity, purpose and desired speed of the aircraft.
Fuel: Aviation fuels have anti-freezing and anti-explosion properties.
Cruising speed: The speed at which an aircraft travels after reaching the set altitude. Average speed of commercial aircraft is 400-500 nauts.
Range: This is the maximum distance an aircraft can cover between landing and take off on the basis of its fuel capacity.