2 Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148.

Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148.


From “Flying tank” to board №1. In the shops of the Voronezh aircraft factory several legendary aircrafts were produced for 85 years of its history. During the war – the famous Il-2 (the designers called it “Flying Tank”). At the end of 1960-s – the world’s first supersonic passenger airliner Tu-144. Today the plant produces the aircraft IL-96, AN-148, as well as individual units for SSJ 100 and MS-21 aircraft. Work on transport aircraft IL-112 is resumed. Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company (VAMC) produces the main Russian aircraft – a presidential Il-96, better known as the board №1.

The decision about the organization of the plant made in 1929. Before 1966, the plant had only numbered titles: firstly №18, then №64. During the war, production lines were evacuated to Kuibyshev (now – Samara), after the Victory factory in Voronezh was actually rebuilt.

Voronezh aircraft factory over the years of its history produced such planes as the ANT-25 (Chkalov and Gromov flied over the North Pole to the US on them), the legendary Il-2, bomber Tu-16, passenger Il-86 and the first in the world supersonic Tu-144.

VAMC – the country’s only producer of long-haul wide-body passenger aircraft IL-96-300. Created in DB named in honor of Ilyushin with the direct participation of the VAMC prototype took off to the skies for the first time on September 28, 1988. The flight lasted 40 minutes.

IL-96 was the first Soviet long-haul wide-body aircraft.

Modern Il-96-300 can carry up to 300 passengers. The new modification of the Il-96-400M with lengthened fuselage, increased wingspan and more powerful engines, can carry up to 435 passengers.

The aircraft crew consists of three people (two pilots and a flight engineer). IL-96 was the first aircraft of “IL” family, in which the team hadn’t got the navigator.

The so-called “glass” cockpit for pilots of Il-96-300. The major of the aggregate and flight-navigation information displayed on multiple displays. Traditional round analog instruments only duplicate information. Avionics equipment of liner is made in Russia.

Wingspan of Il-96-300 – is more than 57 meters, length – 55 meters, maximum takeoff weight of 250 tons and a payload of 40 tons.

The maximum flight range – up to 13 500 km.

Il-96 rises in the air with the help of four PS-90A. This Russian turbofan engine with a maximum thrust of 16 000 kg (manufactured by JSC “Perm Engine Company”).

In this shop of the Voronezh aircraft factory in the second half of 1960 was made the world’s first supersonic passenger airliner Tu-144. Here at the end of the 1970s, we began building of the wide-body Airbus Il-86.

On the photo: Now there is an assembling of fuselages of Il-96-300.

The diameter of fuselage of Il-96-300 – 6 m 8 cm. It is 42 cm less than the Boing 747.

Drilling and cutting holes for the rivets in the fuselage panels.

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2 Responses to “Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148.”

  1. louisn says:

    Lovely! May Russian aviation continue to go a long way!

  2. john dudley says:

    Fascinating to see and to read,great posting.

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