Foto's van Internationale luchthaven van Caïro

Ilyushin Il-62M aircraft (Alim-Air Lines) spotted at Cairo International Airport door Jorge Lascar

The Ilyushin Il-62 (Russian: Илью́шин Ил-62; NATO reporting name: Classic) is a Soviet long-range narrow-body jet airliner conceived in 1960 by Ilyushin.

As successor to the popular turbo-prop Il-18 and with capacity for almost 200 passengers and crew, the Il-62 was the world's largest jet airliner when first flown in 1963. Being one of four pioneering long-range designs (the others being Boeing 707, DC-8, and VC10), it was the first such type to be operated by the Soviet Union and a number of allied nations. The Il-62 entered Aeroflot civilian service on 15 September 1967 with an inaugural passenger flight from Moscow to Montreal, and remained the standard long-range airliner for the Soviet Union (and later, Russia) for several decades. It was the first Russian pressurised aircraft with non-circular cross-section fuselage and ergonomic passenger doors, and the first Russian jet with six-abreast seating (the turbo-prop Tu-114 shared this arrangement) and international-standard navigation lights.

Over 30 nations operated the Il-62 with over 80 being exported and others leased by Russian-sphere and a few Western airlines. The Il-62M variant became the longest-serving model in its airliner class (average age of examples still in service is 31+ years). Special VIP (salon) and other conversions were also developed and used as head-of-state transport by some 14 countries. Expensive to operate compared to new generation airliners, the number in service was greatly reduced after the 2008 recession. The Il-62's successors include the wide-bodied Il-86 and Il-96, both of which were made in smaller numbers and neither of which was widely exported [Wikipedia.org]
De Internationale luchthaven van Caïro (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) (Arabisch: مطارالقاهرةالدولي; Engels: Cairo International Airport) is de drukste luchthaven van Egypte en de grootste hub voor EgyptAir. Lees verder
Plaats commentaar
Er zijn nog geen reacties. Misschien zijn dat je zal de eerste zijn om nuttige informatie voor medereizigers te kunnen plaatsen? :)

Toeristische attracties getoond op deze afbeelding

Belangrijke informatie over auteursrechten