9 Wide Body Passenger Plane Il 86

Wide Body Passenger Plane Il 86

Posted on February 6, 2014 by team

Il-86 is a wide-body passenger plane intended for transportation of 350 passengers. The first flight was performed in 22 December 1976, Il-86 was put out of service in 2011.

This one – Il-86 RA-86103 performed its first flight in 1989, ceased flying in 2008.

Place of a flight attendant.

Location of survival equipment.

The door panel has been demounted on purpose to show how everything is arranged.

Normally it looks like this.


This plane has a single class arrangement 3+3+3.

In some areas 3+2+3.


Food delivery elevator.

Coat room in the front of the plane.

Irremovable hangers.

Toilets in the tail of the plane.


This is a sewage collector.

Stairs and a luggage compartment.

One more place of a flight attendant.


How can one memorize what all these buttons are for?

Smoke goggles.

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9 responses to “Wide Body Passenger Plane Il 86”

  1. Mario says:

    Nice collection! Thanks for sharing! What is purpose of this aircraft? Why is connected to electricity? Thanks!

    • Nikoliy says:

      Electricity would be needed to access the aircraft. No idea what they use it for but it seams well preserved. Perhaps for some training on the ground…

  2. Johny_D says:

    I flew at once on this plane 4000 kms. It was very good flight.I didn’t understand why she was in service for so short?

    • Nikoliy says:

      Its true its far to early to retire this Jet. The main reason is that the engines were banned for being too loud by the US and EU authorities in early 2000s. The engine is also less efficient then the equivalent GE and Rolls Royce engines. Also with so few examples produced its not as efficient to upgrade them and keep them in good working order. Final reason is that companies like Airbus and Boeing were very wary of the possible competition from ex-Soviet and newer Russian airliner designs so they offered financial incentives to operators to switch to their designs. Resent Russian designs offer equal efficiency at half the price of the western competitors, so hopefully we will see more Russian airliners in the skies.

  3. tony says:

    Not an altogether bad aircraft. Unfortunately, it was under-powered and thus not economical to operate.

  4. Jean says:

    Beautiful A-380 from Russia. And with the right engines and modern installations a sure WINNER.

  5. MizzA... says:

    I still wonder why those old beauties still are way more confortable to ride than those modern flying junkyards in the west… It´s a real arkwaard to ride a modern western aircraft! And i mean it! Its a marakble differense as soon as planes made in the 70 and early 80 campared to the later made ones…

  6. Neb81 says:

    Many of the Soviet aircraft were comfortable, with nice touches like coat racks and whatnot, as well as being very rugged. Back when they were built, seat-mile economics were considered less important than flexibility. Even large aircraft like the IL-86 were designed with features to operated from remote, minimally equipped airfields (hence the stairs and “self deposit” luggage system). As such the operating economics weren’t in their favour in the post-Soviet world not because the designs were bad, but because their role changed. Aeroflot was no longer the “Air fleet” tasked with moving people and freight around to where they need to be. Instead it exists to make a profit.

    The IL-86 itself was a good airframe (it was a true clean-sheet design), but the whole package was released as an initial unit to get some into service whilst the final version awaited it’s new engines and became the IL-96. The interim engines really didn’t do the airframe justice and unfairly led to the whole design being ridiculed in the west, without any real comprehension of what it was (essentially a pre-production batch put out to plug the gap until the new engines came online), or the operational ethos and concepts behind Soviet-era Aeroflot.

    Initially it was planned that when the new engine (the PS-90) became available, the existing IL-86s would be retro-fitted with them and become IL-96s. As it happened, the Soviet collapse intervened on one hand, and in the interim, the designers also took the opportunity to examine operational experiences gained from the 86s, and make some evolutionary improvements to the design, so the two are no longer completely identical airframes – though in the end, the collapse meant that hardly any IL-96s were built anyway.

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