The first prototype flew on February 8, 1999.
| ENGINE||2 x Progress D-436T1 turbofans, 7500kg|
| Take-off weight||46100 kg||101634 lb|
| Payload||11000kg||24251 lb|
| Wingspan||29.77 m||98 ft 8 in|
| Length||31.26 m||103 ft 7 in|
| Height||9.38 m||31 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||83.23 m2||895.88 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||820 km/h||510 mph|
| Range||2380 km||1479 miles|
|A three-view drawing (1000 x 614)|
|DILIP KUMAR JHA, 28.01.2012|
THIS IS A GOOD AIRCRAFT FOR LONG RANGE.
Ray as Russian airlines buy both Boeing and Airbus aircraft do you not think that they do this in preference to the domestic built option? Would it be that the western product is far more effecient and economical than their slavic cousins? I think so.
Ray if it is true what you say why do Russian airlines buy Boeing and Airbus aircraft? As the Russians seem unable to compete on their home turf do you think it is possible that the western aircraft are more effecient and far more economical than their slavic cousins?
Cute little plane. Reminds me of the mark 1 unstretched DC-9
Russia produced remarkably designed aircrafts. Examples are commercial passenger jets. Surprisingly they never offered to Sell them to civilian airlines other than their own. in sure they could have competed with Boeing & Airbus.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?