28 February 2014 modernized IL-20 made its first flight
The flight was made from the airdrome of the Flight Research Institute named after Gromov in Zhukovsky, Moscow region. The aircraft was piloted by the crew of the honored test-pilot of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia, Nikolay Dmitrievch Kuimov. The flight was normal. The aircraft equipped with four turbopropeller engines was in the air for 2 hours 51 minute.