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    franco

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    Re: An-124 Strategic Transport: News

    Post  franco on Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:10 pm

    According to this news report, issues with upgrading the An-124 without Ukrainian parts has been resolved;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww_z95FAEU8
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    Re: An-124 Strategic Transport: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:28 pm

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    Another An-124 overhauled, upgraded and returned to service. Been out of service since 2003 now back in. thumbsup

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/101145/



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    Somebody here knew the number of these aircraft currently in storage, it was supposed to be about a dozen. If they overhaul them all they will be comfortable until PAK-TA comes along.
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    Re: An-124 Strategic Transport: News

    Post  franco on Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:43 pm

    Plans were to have 20 overhauled in total but this was before the parts problem. Hopefully it still is as they are needed.

    NOTE: article says total of 26 aircraft and this upgraded aircraft makes 11 operational.
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    Re: An-124 Strategic Transport: News

    Post  AMCXXL on Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:15 am

    PapaDragon wrote:.

    Somebody here knew the number of these aircraft currently in storage, it was supposed to be about a dozen. If they overhaul them all they will be comfortable until PAK-TA comes along.


    https://www.aviaport.ru/digest/2010/09/30/203128.html
    22 aircraft of military transport aviation of Russia will be modernized at Ulyanovsk plant "Aviastar-SP"
    Posted on: 30/09/2010, 18:42

    At one of the largest enterprises of the Russian aviation industry, the Ulyanovsk Aviastar-SP plant will modernize 22 military transport aircraft of Russia, according to a large-scale modernization program for BTA aircraft launched in 2010, the company's press service said on Wednesday.

    The first such airliner, the heavy AN-124-100 transport aircraft Ruslan (RA-82013), belonging to the WTA of the Russian Ministry of Defense, was already sent to its base in 224th flight detachment in September in Sescha , Bryansk región

    This is the first military machine on which the fuselage, wings, landing gear, navigation system, avionics, airborne units and mechanisms are updated in a qualitative manner in accordance with the new world requirements of the international airworthiness rules. The flight life of the aircraft has been extended up to 2025, the carrying capacity of the aircraft has been increased to 120 tons.

    Two more such "Ruslan" in the stage of active modernization are currently in the production stalls of the final assembly of Aviastar-SP. As the general director of the enterprise Sergey Dementyev noted, the program is coordinated with the Defense Ministry for the next five years. In total, 22 aircrafts of the BTA fleet should be modernized



    Between 2010 and 2015 a total of 10 An-124 were modernized in Aviastar
    In 2015 and 2016 the works were stopped by the Ucranian matters and in 2017 the program has been retaken.
    The An-124 (8 units) were flying in the 224 LO for more of a decade, but this unit seems to have been disbanded once the traditional structure of the Military Transport Aviation has been restored

    566 VTAP (Modernized)
    01  RA-82010  
    02  RF-82011  Just modernized.
    03  RA-82013  (ex-224 LO)
    04  RA-82014  (ex-224 LO)
    05  RA-82030  (ex-224 LO)
    06  RF-82032  (ex-224 LO)
    07  RA-82035  (ex-224 LO)
    08  RA-82037  (ex-224 LO)
    09  RA-82038  
    10  RA-82039  (ex-224 LO)
    11  RA-82040  (ex-224 LO)
    12  RF-82041  Just modernized (1º flight in october)

    In Aviastar-Ulyanovsk:
    01  RA-82034  Fligth from Sescha in 2016, probably next for modernization

    Stored in Ulyanovsk
    01  RA-82024  15 years grounded.Unlikely retrun to service
    02  RA-82033  (ex-929 GLITs) +10 years grounded.Unlikely retrun to service
    03  10 red   Near 20 years grounded. Unlikely retrun to service

    Reserve in Sescha:
    01  RA-82006
    02  RA-82012
    03  RA-82020
    01  RA-82021
    02  RA-82022
    03  RA-82023
    01  RA-82025
    02  RA-82028
    03  RA-82031
    10  RA-82036
    This 10 airplanes stored are here:
    https://www.google.es/maps/@53.7224052,33.334693,452m/data=!3m1!1e3

    With the remodelation of VTA , it is likely the An-124 to be attached to the two restored divisions.
    One squadron for the 12 Div. replacing the An-22 of 76 OVTAE in Migalovo-Tver , and other squadron in Ulyanovsk

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