Russian Ilyushin shows IL-496 interiors
Russian aircraft manufacturer Ilyushin gave a sneak peak of the new interiors for its wide-body IL-96-400 project, also known as IL-496.
On March 20, 2019, during the round-table with potential buyers, Ilyushin presented several options for aircraft interior modification, claiming that at this stage any individual modification request can be accepted and implemented to clients’ needs.
#Russia presents first glimpse at the interior of the upcoming Ilyushin IL-496 aka IL-96-400M wide-body airliner (due in 2020-22). It is to have a longer fuselage and to come in 3 versions with 305, 350 and 402 passenger seats #RussianAviation @UAC_Russia_eng pic.twitter.com/Q2VtU7GGWe— Russia in RSA (@EmbassyofRussia) March 22, 2019
Since the project launch in 2016, IL-96-400M was intended to become a more efficient and advanced version of the long-haul wide-body IL-96, designed back in 1980s, with 10 meters longer fuselage and newer equipment. Other than that, aircraft is going to have new airborne hardware and improved engines (most probably PD-35).
The plane is expected to enter the market in 2021.
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