Photo © Alastair Bor
This is the original prototype for the Ilyushin IL-96M/T aircraft, which featured PW2337 engines under the wings and Rockwell/Collins avionics. It appears this same aircraft has been re-fitted with PS90A turbofans. However, I noticed the insignias on the engines which, though somewhat difficult to see, look like PW logos, and one other kind. I have heard talk of a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Aviadvigatel' to produce new, much better engines. Does anyone know the progress of this venture, if there has been any?
The photo caption says the engines on this aircraft ARE PW, but the design of the nacelles makes it obvious they are not. Here is a pic of the IL-96T, featuring the PWs:
Photo © Edwin Donders
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!