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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:32 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:the IL-106 didn't cancel it:
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    Russian analysts model 'Slon' outsize freighter
    The Il-106 should have been manly a replacement the An-22. Probably in the upgraded version, with more powerful engines than the originally planned NK-93 and similar cargo size as the An-124, it will be able to perform most of the missions that now only the Ruslan can do.

    The Slon will arrive later and could be something between An-124 and An-225...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:55 am

    Pl. see my update post: http://www.russiadefence.net/t4675p50-il-106-heavy-military-transport-news#244506

    Past projects:
    http://www.frequentflyers.ru/2019/03/15/su_ne_bylo_4/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com


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    Post  franco on Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 pm

    Another An-124-100 modernized and turned over to the Air Force. according to the article below there will be another 3 upgraded for the Air Force this year. Have lost count of those previously upgraded however plans were for a total of 20 aircraft to be upgraded.

    Aviastar-SP JSC put into operation the An-124-100 Ruslan super heavy transport aircraft (No. 0502).

    “The An-124-100 aircraft was manufactured at Aviastar-SP JSC on September 29, 1987,” said Sergei Dyachkov, director of the An-124 program. - Its operating time is 4058 flight hours. During the period of operation, he made a 1751 landing.

    As part of the aircraft’s airworthiness restoration program on the An-124-100, Aviastar-SP JSC carried out work to assess the aircraft’s technical condition and aircraft’s airworthiness, made updates using bulletins, replaced damaged products, and eliminated operational damage. Ruslana

    The resource of the updated An-124-100 extended to 33 years of its operation (until September 29, 2020) or 6000 flight hours and 2500 landings. The transferred aircraft successfully completed the ground and flight test program at the flight test station.

    At present, Aviastar-SP is implementing a modernization program at the An-124-100VTA (No. 0508). In the near future it will be transferred to the flight test station for ground and flight tests. Two more An-124-100 (serial numbers 0503 and 0604) are undergoing a service and airworthiness restoration program. They will be given to the operator before November 1, 2019.

    The Ulyanovsk enterprise Aviastar-SP has been engaged in the repair and modernization of the Ruslanov fleet in operation since 2004. Based on the results of additional tests and design and research work, the life of the Ruslan design is set at 50 thousand flight hours, 10 thousand flights and 45 calendar years.

    EDIT: reviewed past posts and this aircraft appears to be the 12th of 22 planned for upgrades.
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    Post  AMCXXL on Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:39 pm

    franco wrote:Another An-124-100 modernized and turned over to the Air Force. according to the article below there will be another 3 upgraded for the Air Force this year. Have lost count of those previously upgraded however plans were for a total of 20 aircraft to be upgraded.

    Aviastar-SP JSC put into operation the An-124-100 Ruslan super heavy transport aircraft (No. 0502).

    “The An-124-100 aircraft was manufactured at Aviastar-SP JSC on September 29, 1987,” said Sergei Dyachkov, director of the An-124 program. - Its operating time is 4058 flight hours. During the period of operation, he made a 1751 landing.

    As part of the aircraft’s airworthiness restoration program on the An-124-100, Aviastar-SP JSC carried out work to assess the aircraft’s technical condition and aircraft’s airworthiness, made updates using bulletins, replaced damaged products, and eliminated operational damage. Ruslana

    The resource of the updated An-124-100 extended to 33 years of its operation (until September 29, 2020) or 6000 flight hours and 2500 landings. The transferred aircraft successfully completed the ground and flight test program at the flight test station.

    At present, Aviastar-SP is implementing a modernization program at the An-124-100VTA (No. 0508). In the near future it will be transferred to the flight test station for ground and flight tests. Two more An-124-100 (serial numbers 0503 and 0604) are undergoing a service and airworthiness restoration program. They will be given to the operator before November 1, 2019.

    The Ulyanovsk enterprise Aviastar-SP has been engaged in the repair and modernization of the Ruslanov fleet in operation since 2004. Based on the results of additional tests and design and research work, the life of the Ruslan design is set at 50 thousand flight hours, 10 thousand flights and 45 calendar years.

    EDIT: reviewed past posts and this aircraft appears to be the 12th of 22 planned for upgrades.


    The airplanes refered have passed a periodic maintenance or MLU.
    Those three airplanes was upgraded to An-124-100 many years ago:
    05-02  RA-82013
    05-03  RA-82014
    06-04  RA-82040

    In total there are 12 An-124-100 in service in the VTA fleet.
    Several of then have passed the MLU in the last years

    8 of those airplanes are in the 224 LO (flying detachment) , with civilian license to bypass the western limits to russian military aircrafts
    The other 4 are in the 12 VTA División, together the An-22
    The airbase of Sescha only is a reserve base and parking for the An-124

    The fourth airplane in the article , nº 05-08  RA-82034 is in modernization to An-124-100 standard
    It was taken from the reserve in Sescha in 2017 and is going to be handed over soon

    This will be the 13º An-124-100 in the VKS.

    For the moment VKS is not in hurry about An-124
    More An-124 will be upgraded when more An-22 of the 12º division be retired
    Also is probable that new 18º División will get a detachment of An-124-100 in next years


    An-124-100 Nº05-02  RA-82013 of the 224 LO in 2017 before to pass the maintenance
    https://russianplanes.net/id208490
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:09 pm

    https://theloadstar.com/an-124-100-said-to-have-been-destroyed-in-libyan-fighting/


    AN-124-100 said to have been destroyed in Libyan fighting

    By Alexander Whiteman 24/06/2019

    It appears the world’s stock of AN-124-100s has depleted further – images from social media show an apparently destroyed aircraft at Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport. One tweet from a Babak Taghvaee, shared by Aviation Safety, shows four images, one of which shows the rear end of the aircraft seemingly separated from the front half, while others show smoke pouring from the airplane. The tweet suggests it was “destroyed” during clashes involving the Libyan national army on 21 June. “An Antonov An-124 cargo plane was damaged beyond repair after being hit by artillery during fighting near the airport,” says Aviation Safety. “The Bashir al-Baqarah militia was engaged in a battle with the Deterrence Organization for Combating Organised Crime and Terrorism.”
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:49 am

    Once they have developed the high bypass turbofan based on the NK-31 for the PAK DA and produced a 25-30K ton PD-35 engine that can be used on large transports that they could put on the An-124 and indeed the Il-106 the need to replace the An-124 will greatly reduce as the avionics are all Russian... the only real problem in the past has been the Ukrainian engines... but PD-35s should be significantly better and offer improvements in performance across the board...
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:27 am

    GarryB wrote:Once they have developed the high bypass turbofan based on the NK-31 for the PAK DA and produced a 25-30K ton PD-35 engine that can be used on large transports that they could put on the An-124 and indeed the Il-106 the need to replace the An-124 will greatly reduce as the avionics are all Russian... the only real problem in the past has been the Ukrainian engines... but PD-35s should be significantly better and offer improvements in performance across the board...
    The issue to understand is if they will design and.build both the il-106 and the Slon (il-xxx?) Or just one of them.

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