Il-62M is the first soviet intercontinental jetliner. For many years, it has been the flagship of the Soviet civil air fleet.It is capable of flying in adverse weather conditions, at any latitude and at any time of the day or night.
Original design solutions provide for high degree of safety and comfort for pilots and passengers.
The Il-62M aircraft has set several world records in flight speed and flight range. For several decades, Il-62M aircraft have been operated by governmental divisions of Russia and Ukraine, as well as by Air Forces and Ministries of Emergency Situations.
The Il-62M is a monoplane with a low-mounted sweptback wing, T-tail unit and four engines positioned in the aft fuselage. Such positioning of the engines has allowed for improved aerodynamics of the wing, reducing noise level in the passenger cabin, and reduced chances of fire onboard due to the remoteness of engines from fuel tanks.
The main landing gear is positioned before the center of gravity of the aircraft when empty, which allowed for reducing the area of horizontal tail surfaces. For parking and ground taxiing operations of an empty aircraft,designers introduced a special retractable tail landing gear, which made aerodrome loading and unloading much easier, and it can be performed in any sequence.
Thanks to a well-developed aerodynamic configuration of the aircraft, its control system does not include hydraulic amplifiers (boosters) which increases reliability and reduces system weight.
The power supply system has been changed to alternating current for the first time in Soviet/Russian civil aviation. These and many other design solutions that have allowed for reducing the aircraft’s weight considerably.
The Il-62M has undergone flight certification according to ICAO international airworthiness requirements for civil aircraft and has been in regular operation in Aeroflot’s local and international flights since 1967.
First flight took place on January 2, 1963. Test pilot was V.K. Kokkinaki.
The aircraft was produced by the S.P. Gorbunov Kazan Aircraft Production Association; a total of 287 Il-62 and Il-62M aircraftwere manufactured.
МTop thrust (SI system, H=0)4х11000kgf
Maximum takeoff weight167tons
Maximum flight altitude12 100m
Main technical characteristics
Dimensional characteristics Length, m 53,12 Height, m 12,35 Wingspan, m 43,2 Wing area, sq. m. 279,55 Fuselage midsection, m 4,1х3,75 Power plant parameters
Number x engine type 4 x turbojet engine
D-30KU series 1, 2 Top thrust (SI system, H=0), kgf 11 000 Compliance with ICAO standards Appendix 16, Chapter 2, 3 Weight parameters
Maximum takeoff weight, tons 167 Maximum payload, tons 23 Fuel tank capacity, l 105 300 Aircraft performance Cruising speed, km/h 850–870 Flight altitude, m 9 100–12 100 Flying range with maximum load, km 7 800 Flying range with maximum fuel reserve, km 10 700 Takeoff distance, m 2 380 Landing distance, m 1 150 Number of seats
Crew, persons 5(4) Passengers, persons 168 Specified life
Calendar operating life, years 30 Number of flights 9 500 Number of flight hours, hr. 50 000