Antonov An-124 Ruslan

ICAO aircraft code A124
Manufacturer Antonov
Country Ukraine
New price USD 80 million

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Russian: Антонов Ан-124 Руслан, lit. ’Ruslan’; NATO reporting name: Condor) is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR).

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Antonov An-124 Ruslan specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
A124
Manufacturer
Antonov
Manufactured
1986 - 2004
Country
Ukraine
New purchase price
USD 80 million

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x 4 × Ivchenko Progress D-18T turbofans
Turbofan
Power:
51,600 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
467 Kts
865 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
140 Kts
Travel range:
8,900 Nm
16,483 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.09 Nm / gallon
0.044 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
39,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1300 feet / minute
6.60meter / second
Take Off Distance:
3000 meter - 9,842.40 feet
Landing Distance:
900 meter - 2,952.72 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
405,000 Kg
892,863 lbs
Max Payload:
136,078 Kg
299,998 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
92,130 gallon
348,749 liter
Baggage Volume:
33 m3 / 1,165 ft3

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About the Antonov An-124 Ruslan

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Russian: Антонов Ан-124 Руслан, lit. ’Ruslan’; NATO reporting name: Condor) is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR). The An-124 is the world’s heaviest gross weight production cargo airplane and second heaviest operating cargo aircraft, behind the one-off Antonov An-225 Mriya (a greatly enlarged design based on the An-124). The An-124 remains the largest military transport aircraft in service. The lead designer of the An-124 (and the An-225) was Viktor Tolmachev.

During development it was known as Izdeliye 400 (Product #400) in house, and An-40 in the West. First flown in 1982, civil certification was issued on 30 December 1992. In July 2013, 26 An-124s were in commercial service with 10 on order.

In August 2014, it was reported that plans to resume joint production of the Antonov An-124 had been shelved due to the ongoing political tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The sole remaining production facility is Russia’s Aviastar-SP in Ulyanovsk. The various operators of the An-124 are in discussions with respect to the continuing airworthiness certification of the individual An-124 planes. The original designer of the An-124 is responsible for managing the certification process for its own products, but the Russia-Ukraine conflicts are making this process difficult to manage. In 2019, there were 26 An-124s in commercial service.

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