IL-96 vs. A340

Date:         27 Dec 96 04:41:01 
From: (Scott Miloro)
Organization: University at Buffalo
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I just wanted to solicit the opinions of the s.a.a community regarding the
comparison of these two intertsting aircraft.  The IL-96M is described
in the Aeroflot home page as having a 12-13,000 km range, and advanced
avionics.  It bears some resemblance to an A340 - 4 engines, winglets; it's
actually a pretty modern-looking aircraft.  My question is this - if the
aircrafts' capabilities are similar (are they?) why do we not see too many of
'em here in the west...there must be reasons.  Safety?  That's the first thing
that comes to mind.  Also perhaps availability of parts, and such?

Thanks for your input, I hope a decent discussion can arise from this.


Scott Miloro
Genome Therapeutics Corp.
Waltham, MA 02154
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