The Ilyushin Il-62 (NATO reporting name Classic) is a Soviet long range jet airliner.
The Ilyushin Il-62 (NATO reporting name Classic) is a Soviet long range jet airliner. Conceived in 1960 by Ilyushin, it first flew in 1963 and entered Aeroflot service on 15 September 1967 with an inaugural passenger flight from Moscow to Montreal. The Il-62 was the Soviet Union's first long-range jet airliner as well as the first to be put into service by several other countries. It was also the first Russian pressurised aircraft to have a fuselage with non-circular cross-section (3.8 x 4.1m width X height) and ergonomic passenger doors, and the first Russian jet with six-abreast seating (the earlier turbo-prop Tu-114 also had this arrangement) and international-standard navigation lights.