The Ilyushin Il-86 is the first and most important Russian wide-body passenger aircraft in serial production. The Ilyushin design office started developing the Il-86 in the beginning of the 70s. The first flight of a prototype aircraft took place at the end of 1976. The Il-86 has been in use by the Russian National airline “Aeroflot” since the 80s. In total 103 IL-86 were built, of which most are still in service with various Russian airlines.