MAKS 2017: New Project A-050-742d ekranoplan emerges

MAKS 2017
International Aviation and Space Show
18 - 23 July 2017, Zhukovsky, Russia
MAKS 2017: New Project A-050-742d ekranoplan emerges
At MAKS 2017, the Russian company JSC Alexeyev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau is showcasing for the first time a new concept of multipurpose ekranoplan, the Project A-050-742d ground effect vehicle (GEV). A multipurpose platform, this GEV is designed to carry passenger and/or cargo, explained the Design Bureau.
New Project A-050-742d ekranoplan showcased at MAKS 2017
According to Alexeyev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau, the Project A-050-742d is being designed for high-speed passengers and cargo transport in marine littoral areas, solving dedicated purposes of Emergency Control Ministry (EMERCOM).

This concept aircraft is made as amphibian platform which can board or land from unimproved shore with a maximum shore grade of 5 degrees.

Its operation areas and conditions comprise large lakes and water storage basis, marine areas. It can performs its range of missions under a maximum wind speed of 12 m/s. Alexeyev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau is currently studying the possibility to use it on snow and icy surfaces in cold weather.

The Project A-050-742d has a MTOW of 54 tons with a payload capacity of up to 9 tons or 100 passengers, with a 4-strong crew. It features a cruising speed of 450 km/h and a maximum flight range of 3,000 km.

The aircraft has a length of 34.8 m, a beam of 25.35 m and a depth overall of 7.85 m.