Besides Soviet-phobia and the fact that the Il-76 has been banned from the US due to noise restrictions (or so they say
), there are actually more practical reasons for FedEx, UPS and others not to use the An-124 and the Il-76. For example, the fact that it takes more flight crew members (6 for the Ruslan!) to fly it=more money, unfortunately Soviet/CIS a/c, especially those designed for the military are not known for great fuel efficiency. Also, Soviet/CIS a/c don't have rollers on their floors, therefore it would force a carrier based on US and European a/c to use different containers on those a/c, or use forklifts (or the a/c's own cargo loading systems) to load and unload the freighters. I'd imagine that certification would also be somewhat of an obstacle.