The first serial IL-76MD-90A transferred to the Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation
The event was also attended by Commander of the Military Transport Aviation of Russia, Major General Vladimir Benediktov, Vice-President for Transport Aviation of the PJSC «UAC» and General Director of PJSC «Ilyushin Aviation Complex», Alexey Rogozin and Sergey Morozov, Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region.
Earlier the conformity with the technical conditions of the Il-76MD-90A aircraft, with the serial number 0109, was confirmed, in the course of ground and flight tests. This is the first aircraft built in accordance with the list of tasks of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The previous IL-76MD-90A aircraft, with the serial number 0108, was produced in 2015. A number of changes were made to the requirements for the aircraft during the tests, which required significant modifications to the design. The next IL-76MD-90A aircraft with the serial number 0110 is currently completing flight tests and is also preparing for transfer to the customer.
Today a promising convertible fuel tanker IL-78M-90A is also passes flight tests in Ulyanovsk. In total, it is planned to hand over to the customer 6 new transport aircraft in 2019, which should qualitatively strengthen the capabilities of the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian Armed Forces. The IL-76MD-90A is the second generation of the famous IL-76 aircraft. It received more powerful engines ПС-90А-76 that comply with ICAO for noise level. Newly constructed wing from long panels increased its durability. The chassis has been enhanced and many other changes have been made. Increased capacity and range of delivery of troops and cargo. So, the possibility of delivering goods by weight 52 tons was increased up to 5000 kilometers. Maximum load – up to 60 tons.
The IL-76MD-90A can carry 126 paratroopers with parachutes, 145 personnel in the single-deck version and 225 – in the double-deck. The second-generation heavy transport aircraft IL-76MD-90A received a new flight-navigation system, an automatic control system, a communication complex and a “glass cockpit” (there are six multifunctional digital screens on the pilots’ dashboard, that display all the necessary information to control the aircraft). The equipment meets all modern requirements for aircraft avionics and significantly increases flight safety, navigation and landing accuracy.