OJSC “IL” management participated in solemn ceremony of heavy military-transport IL-76MD-90A aircraft rolling out, built for the RF Ministry of Defense

09 June 2015
Today, on June 9, 2015, rolling out of another serial heavy military-transport IL-76MD-90A aircraft (man No 0105) from painting complex in Ulyanovsk, designed by Ilyushin aviation complex, was carried out. The aircraft was built at Ulyanovsk aircraft building plant Aviastar-SP within the contract with the Ministry of Defense of RF. After painting the aircraft will undergo a number of plant flight testings and this year will be handed over to the customer. This aircraft will be the second one supplied for the Ministry of defense of Russia.

The event was attended by Military aircraft commander of the Russian Air Force lieutenant general Vladimir Valentinovich Benediktov, Governor of Ulyanovsk region Sergey Ivanovich Morozov, General Director UAC-TS Vildan Khanifovich Zinnurov, General Director OJSC “IL” Sergey Vladimirovich Velmozhkin, General Designer OJSC “IL” Nikolay Dmitrievich Talikov, General Director Aviastar-SP Sergey Gennadievich Dementiev.

After rolling out of the aircraft V.V. Benediktov boarded the aircraft and observed the plane. “What can I say about IL-76 which I myself have been operating as a pilot over 30 years? I liked it very much. We’ve been operating it more than 40 years and hope the new one will serve for so long as well. Mobility of armed forces was and still is a very important factor for the Ministry of defense. And this aircraft will perform it completely.” – V.V. Benediktov marked.

As S.G. Dementiev said, the aircraft would undergo a number of plant flight testings. “This year we are planning to handover the aircraft to the customer. Ideally it will participate in the International air show MAKS-2015”, - S.G. Dementiev said.

During his visit to Ulyanovsk Military aircraft commander of the Russian Air Force also visited Aviastar-SP, where he was informed of the way of realization of the plant main projects. The visit resulted in a business meeting on IL-76MD-90A aircraft manufacture for the Russian Air Force.