|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):|
Yes but how much of the IL-96 payload capability is really used?
Polet website says maximum is 92ton but the range is shortish at 4700km.
The A330 payload is up to 72tons, and has 5900km range with that per Airbus.
Unless cargo is very dense, they likely cube out faster than they weigh out.
So A330 might be able to do similar mission indeed at lower cost at end of day.
I guess Polet is not using the entire 92 ton capacity because as you say they Il-96 fills up before then and therefore a A330 makes a lot more sense in terms of fuel cost and flexibility.
|Quoting Kuja (Reply 5):|
Aren't these the planes to be converted from freight to pax for Cubana?
I think so but again, they would have to really load the aircraft up with freight and passengers to use it efficiently - I love the IL
-96 and found the Il-86 a genuine laugh but I feel very sorry for countries that cannot buy Boeing/Airbus because of either an embargo by the US or, as is more likely nowadays,being ruled by a weirdo who would buy anything as longs as it wasn't American.
|Quoting na (Reply 12):|
If you have money to buy a Ford you dont go shopping for a Mercedes.
Yes, sir, that is a very good way of putting it!