https://airwaysmag.com/industry/the-il- ... s-it-mean/The Il-496, or is it IL-96-400M? What does it mean?
...and this project is for real:In fact, the IL-96-400M will use the same PD-14 engines
that may find themselves on the MC-21. Interesting, isn’t it?
There’s a proposal out there to turn the Il-496 into a twin,
using PD-35 engines that will produce close to 80,000lbs of thrust.
Apparently, that could happen around 2025,
though by then the Sino-Russian CR929 may be well under development.
https://www.aerotime.aero/ina.hladyshav ... -interiors
http://www.rusaviainsider.com/assembly- ... kicks-off/On March 20, 2019, during the round-table with potential buyers,
Ilyushin presented several options for aircraft interior modification,
claiming that at this stage any individual modification request can be accepted and implemented to clients’ needs.
Assembly of the first Ilyushin IL-96-400M kicks off at Voronezh
Posted on November 21st, 2018
Earlier in November, the factory reported it was taking delivery of some structural components and
was starting subassembly of the new version’s wing and fuselage.
The design documentation for the complete aircraft is currently also being finalised.
The Ilyushin IL-96-400M is a new passenger version,
featuring a 9.65-metre longer, extended fuselage and an additional 20 tonnes of maximum take off weight (MTOW)
compared with the original, base IL-96-400T cargo version.
With a projected passenger capacity of 390 seats,
the first flight of the aircraft – powered by Russian-made PS-90A1 engines – is scheduled for next year.
http://www.rusaviainsider.com/assembly- ... kicks-off/At the beginning of 2018, the Russian government allocated 1.32 billion roubles to United Aircraft Corporation (UAC),
parent of the Voronezh Aviation Plant,
for the necessary reconstruction and technical upgrade
of the manufacturing facilities designated for serial assembly of the IL-96-400M.
The IL-96-400M passenger aircraft project,
although officially recognised as commercially unviable,
is nevertheless aimed at sustaining and developing the all-round competences of VASO.
https://www.popmech.ru/technologies/new ... iya/#part1