Five years between posts .. it is amazing what you can discover. I unearthed a computer file dated 2001 on one of my old CDs. It has two pieces of information about the Ilyushin Il-100 Commuter Transport.
Ilyushin Studying Demand for Ilyushin IL-100 Aircraft
[13 Dec 2001] According to the chief of the AK Ilyushin OKB, Nikolay Talikov, offers have been sent out to potential users of the Il-100 airplane with the purpose of determining the need of the airlines for and airplane of a similar class. According to the preliminary data, there is a demand for the airplane sufficient for adopting a resolution regarding the development of the airplane.
According to Nikolay Talikov, it is planned to find a sufficiently huge potential user who would finance part of the scientific research and experimental design work on the airplane with an off-set of these funds in the future in the purchase of the airplanes. The price of the Il-100 will be approximately 1 million dollars.
In accordance with the evaluation on hand, investments in the amount of approximately 20 - 30 million dollars are need for the introduction of the Il-100 into series production, including the expenses for the start of series production, certification and the like. In comparison with the An-2, the new airplane should have 40 percent lower operating expenses. According to estimates, not fewer than 200 aircraft should be sold over the next few years, and over a 10-year period - up to 1,200 airplanes.
Source: translated by Roy Cochrun from article posted 13.12.01, AviaPort.RU
Ilyushin Il-100 Commuter Transport
A commuter aircraft of Cessna-Caravan class with improved comfort for passengers produced by Ilyushin KB. Production planned at MAPO Lukhovitsky Machine Building Plant. Aircraft assembly will start after airlines make purchase commitments for at least 50 planes, since finishing the project and certification require some 20 to 30 million $US.
Ilyushin KB promises to have the first Il-100 flying two years after those commitments are received. Designers make use of simple technology and easy servicing of the plane. For example, Il-100 will not require a hangar for routine checks and service.
Operating on commuter routes, the Il-100 will be able to 'work full time', i.e. 8 hours per day and finally replace the veteran An-2.
Installation of two turboprop engines allows to cut fuel consumption by a factor of 1.5. NK-123 engine requires cheaper fuel than the ASh-62 of the An-2. Total service cost expected to be 40% less than one of the aging veteran biplanes of which some 1,500 are still in service. Installation of imported Allison or Pratt & Whitney is considered as a secondary option. The airframe had a projected life of 60,000 hours with an in service use of 2,500 hours per annum.
Three distinct variants were planned initially:
Il-100A - Ski mounted for Polar regions
Floatplane - Transport with rear cargo door
Cartography - Military Patrol variant
POWERPLANT: 2 x NK-123 (650 hp each)
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD: 1,500 kg
ACCOMODATION: 12 - 20 passengers
MAXIMUM SPEED: 370 km/h at 4,000 m
RANGE: 1,000 km passenger version
RANGE: 500 km cargo version
TAKE-OFF RUN: 400 m
LANDING RUN: 260 m