Expanding with IL-96-400March, 2009, Last week, Polet Airlines signed the deal with Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) for the supply of 3 (three) IL-96-400 cargo type aircraft. Starting from March 15th the first aircraft will be transferred to the carrier. After on the 15th of April as well as 15th of March the other two will be in the hands of Polet Airlines. Ilyushin Finance Co. Director General Alexander Rubtsov, Polet Airlines Director General Anatoly Karpov, Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin, and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) President Alexei Fyodorov were at the signing of an agreement.
All three IL-96-400T are already built and painting of the first just finished last week in Ulyanovsk - maintenance base.news history
Nitepilot79 From Turkey, joined May 2008, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8127 times:
Perhaps this is a tech-ops reply, but I can't remember who supplies the power plants for this aircraft. How do they compare to CFM(GE) and GE and RR and Pratt and Whitney in terms of efficiency and reliability? All questions aside, I hope one day I will fly a Il-96!
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7927 times:
The IL-96-400 has New versions of the PS-90-A. From what I have heard about the IL-96-300 and the older versions, I hope these are a little better in regards to Maintenance. The IL-96M / T were to be powered by P&W engines. I forget the model number. But this fell through due to financial reasons, Would have been a pretty good airplane with the P&W's Looked very nice, good to see the Stretch IL-96 in the air.