New passenger Il-96-400M aircraft was demonstrated at flight conference organized by Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia
On March 6, 2017 a flight conference was held in Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia where the negotiations on development of new wide-body passenger Il-96-400M aircraft were held.
Representatives of Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia, Ilyushin Aviation Complex, «UAC» PJSC, the State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation, «Aviadvigatel» JSC, and other Russian aviation companies took part in the given conference.
According to General Designer of «Il» JSC, Nikolay Talikov, wide-body long-range passenger Il-96-400M aircraft is being developed based on serial certified Il-96-300 aircraft for the purpose of further advancement of the given-type aircraft and enhancement of their transport capacity due to fuselage extension and installation of more powerful PS-90A1 engines instead of PS-90A ones. The aircraft ensures capacity of 400 passengers depending on the configuration used.
«Among the main features of the aircraft under development are installation of state-of-the-art indigenous flight navigation equipment ensuring flights as per all the navigation certificates, as well as modern passenger compartment ensuring comfortable passenger conditions en-route. We expect Il-96-400M aircraft to be serial manufactured at Voronezh Aviation Enterprise in 2020», Nikolay Talikov said.
The further negotiations were marked with the issues on subsequent advancement of the power plant and Il-96-400M aircraft lease.