TYPE: Utility turboprop twin.
PROGRAMME: Announced February 2000, when in basic design stage. Draft design complete by October 2000. First flight due two years after go-ahead, which conditional upon 50 firm commitments. Manufacture of production aircraft at Lukhovitsy (LMZ). Estimated sales minimum of 200; potential 1,200 over 10 years. Following positive response from potential market, Ilyushin began search in late 2001 for launch customer to assist with costs of development.
CURRENT VERSIONS: Il-100: Baseline version; 12 seats.
Il-100A: Stretched version; 18-20 seats.
COSTS: Development estimated as US$20 million to US$30 million. Unit cost US$1 million (2000).
DESIGN FEATURES: Replacement for Antonov An-2 utility biplane, but with 40 per cent reduction in direct operating cost. Accordingly, stated to be "in Cessna Caravan I class". Rugged, unpressurised and simple to maintain; STOL performance. High-wing, T-tail configuration with unswept rear fuselage, but only port side freight door. Airframe life 60,000 cycles. Choice of Russian (Kuznetsov NK-123) or Western (RR 250 or PT6) turboprop engines.
|WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:|
|Max payload||1,500 kg (3,307 lb)|
|Cruising speed||200 kt (370 km/h; 230 mph)|
|T-O run||400 m (1,315 ft)|
|Landing run||260 m (855 ft)|