Air International 2018-09
A.Mladenov - Still going strong /Commercial/
The Ruslan is well suited for transporting heavy tracked vehicles for either military or civil use. Its cargo hold has space for three such machines.
A Mi-17 helicopter being loaded through the Ruslan's cargo door, with the aircraft kneeling to ease the operation. The cargo hold can accomodate four such helicopters.
Fuel consumption of the six D-18T Series 3 engines powering the Ruslan is 17 tonnes per hour during climb out to cruise level, reduced to 10 tonnes per hour while established in cruise flight.
The analogue flight deck of an An-124-100 operated by Volga-Dnepr. The vast flight deck offers space for six crew members - captain, co-pilot, navigator, two flight engineers and radio operator.