The IL-96-300 wide-body airplane is designed to carry passengers, luggage and cargoes at long-haul routes.
The IL-96-300 airplane aerodynamic configuration, assemblies and systems contain the newest engineering solutions ensuring
a high level of the airplane safety and operational economy during its operation.
In recompense for the IL-96-300 airplane development and its launch into regular service a large group of employees in the
Open Joint Stock Company «IL» was awarded Government Prize of the Russian Federation.
The IL-96-300 provides the passengers with the up-to-date level of comfort; it meets the international ecological requirements,
and can operate in any region all over the world. Due to the airplane systems high reliability and "on condition"
maintenance mode, the airplane operational cost was decreased.
The airplane crew cabin, its equipment and finishing were made based on the ergonomics requirements that currently ensure
the necessary comfort for pilots.
All information concerning the onboard systems operation, piloting and navigation systems operation is depicted on six color displays.
The airplane control is computer-aided, and it is supported by the electrical-hydraulic system with a back up artificial mechanical channel.
The IL-96-300 airplane passenger salons with their soft diffused illumination, the modern finishing, comfortable passenger
seats, video and audio entertainment system and various auxiliary devices and equipment provide the airplane passengers with
a maximum level of comfort.
On September 28, 1988, the airplane took off for the first time. The test pilot S.G.Bliznuk flied the airplane.
The passenger operations began on July 1993.
The Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register (AR MAK) type certificate No.22-96-300 was obtained on December 1992.