Yak-40 is considered to be one of the best civil aircraft in Russia that combines comfort and reliability. More than 1000 Yak-40 aircraft and its versions were produced in Russia before 1981.
A.S.Yakovlev Design Bureau is fruitfully proceeding in improving Yak-40 flight performance taking into account market demands in aircraft of that type.
The aircraft take-off mass and fuel capacity were increased up to 17,2 tons and 6 tons correspondingly that ensure range of flight up to 2500 km.
The aircraft can be used in passenger, cargo and cargo passenger versions.
To provide regular flights in European airspace Yak-40 aircraft is now equipped with the following additional instrumentation that ensures meeting BRNAV RNP-5 zone navigation requirements:
- satellite navigation system GPS;
- flight collision avoidance system TCAS;
- early ground proximity warning system SGPWS.
Yak-40 aircraft meets "International civil aviation convention" Volume 1, Chapter 3, Appendix 16 Requirements on noise level.
The passenger salon can accommodate 32 - 36 seats with high level of comfort.
Optionally, the passenger salon can be rearranged in different lay-outs to enhance comfort for VIP category with special place for Number 1 Person.
At present time the efforts are taken for flight airworthiness support and life time increase up to 40 000 flight hours, 35 000 flights and service life up to 38 years with time intervals between repairs up to 18 years.
|Take-off mass||16 100 kg|
|Take-off thrust, kg||3 х 1 500|
|Number of passengers||30|
|— maximum||2 720 kg|
|— at maximum payload||820 km|
|— at maximum fuel||1 280 km|
|Runway||1 400 m|