The Russian manufacturer put forward many designs, including an A380-type 'double-decker' variant, before the final Il-86 design was chosen.
Airways ranks the top ten largest passenger planes still in service today.
Rediscover the four-engined commercial airliners that revolutionized the air travel industry.
This is the story of Transaero, Russia's first privately owned airline, which began operations today in 1991.
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