First IL-76MD-90A aircraft built in 2020
Reportedly, on March 17, 2020 at the factory airfield Ulyanovsk-Vostochny made its first flight the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft with serial number 0203 (registration number RF-78658) built at Ulyanovsk Aviastar-SP JSC (part of the Transport Aviation Division of United Aircraft Corporation JSC). This is the first IL-76MD-90A, launched into the air in 2020.The first military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A built at Aviastar-SP JSC in 2020 (serial number 0203, registration number RF-78658). Ulyanovsk, 03.17.2020 (c) Sergey Knyazevsky / russianplanes.net (link)
On the bmpd side, we indicate that in the past year Aviastar-SP JSC built only one new IL-76MD-90A aircraft - the aircraft with serial number 0202 (registration number RF-78657), which was lifted on June 13, 2019 and handed over to the airborne Russia August 30, 2019.
The first flight on March 17, 2020, the Il-76MD-90A aircraft with serial number 0203 became the fifth aircraft built by Aviastar-SP JSC in Ulyanovsk under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense from October 2012 to produce 39 Il-76MD-90A units on amount of 139.42 billion rubles.
The first Il-76MD-90A aircraft, for the Russian Ministry of Defense under a 2012 contract with serial number 0108 (registration number RF-78654) was built at Aviastar-SP more than four years ago and was first lifted there on December 15, 2015, and on January 17, 2016 he entered the 610th Center for Combat Use and Retraining of the Flight Composition of Military Transport Aviation named after Aviation Marshal N.S. Skripko in Ivanovo.
The second and third Il-76MD-90A aircraft under a contract in 2012 were built by Aviastar-SP in 2018 and delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defense in the first half of 2019 - aircraft with serial numbers 0109 (registration number RF-78655, made its first flight in Ulyanovsk November 7, 2018 and was transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces on April 2, 2019) and 0110 (registration number RF-78656, made its first flight on December 22, 2018, transferred to the Aerospace Forces on May 16, 2019). Both of these aircraft were included in the 235th Military Transport Aviation Regiment, formed at the end of 2017, of the 18th Military Transport Aviation Division of the Russian Air Force Military Transport Aviation, based on the Aviastar-SP Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield, becoming the first two IL-76MD-90A received by the linear part of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Then, the board with serial number 0203 built in 2019 also entered the same regiment.
Earlier, Aviastar-SP, under a contract of November 2011, UAC - Transport Aircraft JSC, built in 2014-2015 three Il-76MD-90A airplanes of an installation lot with serial numbers 0103, 0104, 0105. The first two of them were transferred to PAO The Taganrog Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex named after G.M.Beriev (TANTK) for the creation of special purpose vehicles on their basis, and the aircraft with serial number 0105 was also transferred to the 610th VTA TsBPPLS in Ivanovo on December 3, 2015.
In addition, the Aviastar-SP also built the first prototype of the Il-78M-90A refueling aircraft (serial number 0201, registration number RF-78741) developed by PJSC Il based on the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and made its first flight in Ulyanovsk on January 19, 2018. However, after 11 months of refinement, only on December 27, 2018, the first prototype Il-78M-90A made the fourth test flight, officially credited as the first in the factory flight test program. This aircraft continues to be in the test phase.
Thus, to date, the Aviastar-SP plant has built a total of nine copies (including a prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A refueling aircraft.