Il-96

Neither airliner nor Putin’s jet: Il-96-400M to become doomsday plane

The two prototypes of Il-96-400M, the canceled Russian wide-body airliner, are going to become doomsday planes....


Another flagship down: Russia cancels mass-production of new Il-96-400M

Only two Il-96-400Ms are going to be built, the sources say, painting a grim future for the new flagship of Russia’s aviation industry....


Il-96-400M: why is Russia developing yet another new wide-body?

There are two wide-body airliners currently under development in Russia: new, sleek Russian-Chinese Craic CR929 and… Ilyushin Il-96-400M, a deep modernization of Soviet-era four-engine beast. Why are Russians digging the old Camber back from the grave?...