Ceremonial Events dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War were held in PJSC «IL»
Ceremonial Events in honor of the Victory Day took place in PJSC «Ilyushin Aviation Complex» on May 8. Hundreds of employees gathered to honor the memory about the heroes of the Great Patriotic War in the square in front of the monument of IL-2. Many people came with their children.
Employees of the plant laid flowers to the attack aircraft IL-2 and the bust of Sergei Vladimirovich Ilyushin. The staff was welcomed by Vice President of the transport division of the UAC, General Director of PJSC «Ilyushin Aviation Complex» Alexey Rogozin.
He congratulated the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the employees of the enterprise, who dedicated their life to PJSC «IL». Alexey Rogozin awarded medals «For fidelity to «IL» and gifts to Genrikh Vasilyevich Novozhilov – a successor of Sergei Vladimirovich Ilyushin as general designer, Nikolay Vasilyevich Nilov, Elizaveta Ivanovna Probkina, Nadezhda Ivanovna Zalipushchenkova and Diamid Alekseevich Ivanov.
Alexei Rogozin noted that the best memory about those who fought for the freedom and independence of our country, those who produced airplanes in the rear – is new planes, new projects and labor achievements in aircraft industry: «The Future is being created today. We want to be proud of new planes. This is our duty and our memory», – emphasized the General Director of PJSC «IL».
Genrikh Vasilyevich Novozhilov remembered the war years, said that the main word that time was «NECESSARY»: «There were people behind this word who were in the bayonet attacks, rushed grenades under the tanks, worked for 12-14 hours a day, teenagers who had set up boxes to get to the machines. The whole country lived by the principle «Everything for the front, everything for the Victory». He noted that on May 9, 1945 there was an extraordinary rise of spirit, an unprecedented unity and happiness.
Also was noted the crew of the IL-38SD aircraft, who made an abnormal landing with an unreleased landing gear on 28 of April at the airfield in Zhukovsky. The crew was awarded Ilyushin Medals of Honor and diplomas for personal courage and high professionalism.
Moreover, awards were given to participants of competitions. The winners of the contest for painting the first light military transport aircraft IL-112V and the authors of projects for rationalization and lean production were awarded.