Antonov An-124 Ruslan
|Antonov An-124 Ruslan at a Glance|
|Country of Origin||Russia and Ukraine|
|Unit Cost||US$70-100 million|
The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (NATO reporting name: 'Condor') was the largest aeroplane in production until the Antonov An-225 was built. During development it was known as the An-400 and An-40 in the West, and it flew for the first time in 1982. Civil certification was issued by the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee on 30 December 1992. Over forty are currently in service (26 civilian models with airlines and 10 firm orders as of August 2006) and 20 were in commercial use in 1998 in Ukraine, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Libya.
Strategic heavy airlift transport aircraft.
Commercial transport aircraft.
Commercial transport version fitted with Western avionics.
Commercial transport version which has an EFIS flight deck.
This variant has 1 seat in the rear, and the rest of the cargo area (approx 1800 square feet) is dedicated to
The new variant, will feature several new features.
Proposed version with General Electric CF6-80C2 engines, each rated 59,200 lbf (263 kN).
Joint proposal with Air Foyle to meet UK's Short Term Strategic Air lifter (STSA) requirement, with Rolls-Royce RB211-524H-T engines, each rated 60,600 lbf (264 kN) and Honeywell avionics. STSA competition was abandoned in August 1999, reinstated and won by Boeing C-17A.
|Antonov An-124 Ruslan|
|Payload||150,000 kg (330,000 lb)|
|Length||68.96 m (226 ft 3 in)|
|Wingspan||73.3 m (240 ft 5 in)|
|Height||20.78 m (68 ft 2 in)|
|Wing area||628 m² (6,760 sq ft)|
|Empty weight||175,000 kg (385,000 lb)|
|Loaded weight||405,000 kg (892,000 lb)|
|Useful load||230,000 kg (508,000 lb)|
|Max. take-off weight (MTOW)||405,000 kg (893,000 lb)|
|Powerplant||4× Ivchenko Progress D-18T turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) each|
|Maximum speed||865 km/h (467 kn (537 mph))|
|Cruise speed||800-850 km/h (430 kn (490 mph))|
|Range||5,400 km (2,900 nm, 3,360 mi (5,410 km))|
|Service ceiling||12,000 m (35,000 ft)|
|Wing loading||365 kg/m² (74.7 lb/sq ft)|
|0 tons of cargo||15,000 km (8,100 nmi)|
|10 tons of cargo||14,125 km (7,627 nmi)|
|20 tons of cargo||13,250 km (7,154 nmi)|
|30 tons of cargo||12,375 km (6,682 nmi)|
|40 tons of cargo||11,500 km (6,210 nmi)|
|72 tons of cargo||8,700 km (4,698 nmi)|
|90 tons of cargo||7,125 km (3,847 nmi)|
|97 tons of cargo||6,495 km (3,507 nmi)|
|104 tons of cargo||5,900 km (3,186 nmi)|
|108 tons of cargo||5,550 km (2,997 nmi)|
|120 tons of cargo||4,500 km (2,430 nmi)|
|122 tons of cargo||4,325 km (2,335 nmi)|
|92 tons of cargo||7,500 km (4,050 nmi)|
|113 tons of cargo||5,925 km (3,199 nmi)|
|120 tons of cargo||5,400 km (2,916 nmi)|
|122 tons of cargo||5,250 km (2,835 nmi)|