IL-76TD, rescued people in flooded Khabarovsk territory, carried out scheduled maintenance in Uliyanovsk

02 October 2013
Ил-76ТД.JPG Repair and scheduled maintenance of IL-76TD aircraft, engineered by Design Bureau OJSC “IL”, were carried out in Ulyanovsk at “Aviastar-SP”. The aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia arrived from the Far East, where it took part in evacuation of people from flooded districts of Khabarovsk territory. This plane carried children from Khabarovsk to Gelengzik, and before then participated in evacuation of people in Syria.

Maintenance works on IL-76TD lasted about two weeks. Aviation specialists changed due items, regulated the systems, prepared the aircraft for autumn-winter operation.

IL-76TD was engineered by the Design Bureau specialists; it is the upgrade of IL-76T transport modification. It has been operated for over 20 years and is considered one of the safest transport aircraft in the world. It is special for its adjustment to passenger transportation. There are seats with seat belts mounted in the cargo department, oxygen equipment, which provides comfort at altitude flights, kitchen and toilets.

At this moment new IL-76MD-90A, which were designed in OJSC “IL” with implementation of new technologies, are being built at “Aviastar-SP” plant. The further modification of new Russian heavy transport aircraft will certainly join the aviation fleet of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia and continue the noble actions for saving lives.