The More Modern Ilyushin Il-76The More Modern Ilyushin Il-76. A more modern variant of military transport Ilyushin Il-76 has carried out its first test flight of Zhukovsky in Russia, according to the Ilyushin. This variant of the four-engine transport includes modifications to flight systems, navigation, radio communication and lighting, and has replaced obsolete parts to maintain viable aircraft for 40 years, says United Aircraft Corporation.
The modernization project was carried out by the company ", according to the tactical and technical issued by the military space forces of the Russian Federation requirements," he says. He performed under the command of chief pilot Nikolai Ilyushin Kuimova, it is said that the first flight has been "normally".
Earlier this month, the company celebrated 35 years since the Il-76MD carried out its first flight 10 years after the baseline Il-76M was flown for the first time. United Aircraft says 10 variants of "Il" family of aircraft are under development; including the Il-76MD-90A - a re-engine version the Russian government is acquiring 39 of the framework agreement of 2012. The type first flew in 2014 and the first example was delivered a year later. The third example was delivered on 27 January.
A new version of the variant of the oil - Il-78MD-90A - is also in development, and said the company in December that it was in the process of joining the wing to the fuselage. The production plant planned to complete the first plane and begin testing this year, he added.
Fleets database Flightglobal sample analyzer 169 Il-76MDs service - 65 more in storage - while 78s and 20 Il-Il-19 are also in operation 28ms. On February 11, "intensive" flights of the aircraft updated ASW Il-38H also began in the Pacific Fleet naval air station in Elizovo, Russia.
The "H" of the type that benefits from an improved search sensor, according to the company, and can carry out patrol and search for submarines and counter. Variant The manufacturer has received two contracts from the Ministry of Defense of Russia to eliminate updating its fleet 19-strong IL-38 of this standard.