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.

Max payload 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)
PERFORMANCE (estimated):  
Cruising speed 200 kt (370 km/h; 230 mph)
T-O run 400 m (1,315 ft)
Landing run 260 m (855 ft)


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