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    Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:05 pm

    Funding for Il-112V suspended



    Russia's Defense Ministry decided to suspend funding development work on the project light military transport aircraft Il-112V, told Aviaport several sources in aviation industry. As one of the participants in the program, "VACO to discontinue work. Solve the issue of extra-budgetary funding, but the amount of funds required fairly high. If the UAC would find a source of funding and decide on further implementation of the project, VACO will resume the program." The fact that the stop work on the Il-112V confirmed and two komplektatora plane, which has already received the appropriate letters from the military. "We received a letter, according to which we must stop the work. The product is 80% by the end of the year we should have everything completed. Now have to close the topic," - said the representative of one of the suppliers.

    IL-112V won conducted in April 2004, the competition of the Defense Ministry to develop a light military transport aircraft. Its competitors were the MiG-110 MiG, as well as projects EMZ it. Myasishchev - M-60LVTS and OAO Tupolev - Tu-136T. IL-112V powered TV7-117ST, staffed by low noise propellers AB-112, must fly at a cruising speed of 550-600 km / h for distances up to 6000 km (without load). Range with 6 tons of cargo - 1000 km.

    Model cars and preliminary design have been presented for the Defense Ministry in December 2004 and in May 2005, Commander 61 th Air Force Lt. Gen. Victor Denisov promised that the IL-112 will rise into the air in 2006, and in 2007 it appears the installer party. However, further implementation of the project has slowed down, despite the fact that the state armament program for the period 2011-2020 years had been prescribed the establishment of basic aircraft and modifications for special applications.

    The head Alexei Fyodorov, UAC in late 2009, told reporters that in 2009 the KLA was transferred to the active phase of the launch aircraft in the series. "Ends with the transfer of design documents in electronic form in 3D-models produced the first examples of technological equipment in the first set VASO stocks, assembly tools, have begun to produce the first aircraft parts," - commented on the then head of the KLA, the program is. He stressed that "the most active phase will be in 2010 - we have almost completely equipped factory and begin production of prototypes.

    However, in the creation of machines from the very beginning there was a problem of lack of the necessary traction engine. In April 2010 General Director of OAO Klimov, Alexander Vatagin told "Aviaport that" initially, even when issued the task to develop the engine had to be found in the 4 th power hp (laid 3 thousand hp - AviaPort). "The fact that the version for IL-112 too weak - it is a reality that exists. In this dimension to increase capacity - not an easy task, and due to easy upgrades of the engine to perform is simply impossible, will require very serious costs", - said A. Vatagin.

    In this komplektatory IL-112V claim that no serious technical problems in preparing the prototype for the first flight did not occur. In JSC "UAC" from the official declined to comment. A source at the KLA confirmed "Aviaport that from the Defense Ministry received a formal notice of suspension of funding programs. He did not comment on the reasons for the termination of funding, noting only that "all the questions - to the military." Asked about the possibility of extrabudgetary funds interlocutor Aviaport explained that "to begin to understand the amount of the order by the Defence Ministry said. The volume of the order was not formed until it is approved by the state armaments program through 2020.

    However, whether to attend the Il-112V to be delivered in the first half of this decade in the newly adopted state program of weapons - an open question. Interlocutor Aviaport familiar with the negotiations between the aircraft manufacturers and the Defense Ministry, argues that military authorities are not interested in buying this machine, at least in the coming years. Despite the fact that the need for armed forces in the plane to replace the decommissioned by the exhaustion of the resource Antonov An-26 is obvious, Defense Ministry prefers to talk about supply AN-124, AN-70 and IL-476.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:07 pm

    So in short, the government feels An-140 will be easier to adapt to a light transport and is happy to let Ilyushin go the way of the dodo.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  Austin on Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:53 pm

    So IL-112V was replacing the An-26 in the military and now the gov cancelled it to fund the An-140 instead ?

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  GarryB on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:27 am

    OK, I am confused...

    The Il-112V is designed to carry 6 tons 1,000km and will/would have been a twin engined turboprop aircraft?

    The Il-114T is a light transport aircraft designed to carry 6 tons 1,000km and is a low wing twin turboprop aircraft.

    Also confused with you Vlad, you seem upset that the Russian government might choose the An-140, an aircraft already in production and service, over the IL-112V which has not reached the prototype phase yet.

    Wouldn't it be a waste to continue developing the Il-112V when the An-140 is ready now?

    I would ask why the Il-114 isn't being purchased instead of the An-140, especially with it having its first flight in 1990, and there being plenty of military variants suggested including patrol, maritime patrol and strike, AWACS/AEW/Sigint, search and rescue etc etc.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu May 12, 2011 7:19 am

    Russian Defense Ministry to buy transport aircraft An-140

    Russian Defense Ministry has ordered seven light transport aircraft An-140. Told the head of the board of directors of OJSC "Motor Sich" Vyacheslav Boguslayev.

    According to Interfax, Boguslayev said that the decision was made not to build a military transport version of the turboprop aircraft IL-112. Instead, the Russian Defense Ministry has made an order for seven aircraft An-140.

    He also noted that plans to make cargo version of the An-140, designed to carry up to 6-7 tons of cargo. AN-140 - a joint product of Russia and Ukraine.

    Previously reported that the Samara plant Aviakor signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense to build turboprop transport aircraft An-140-100. According to the press service of the enterprise, a regional 52-seater passenger jet AN-140-100 included in the list of defense contracts and will be used for special tasks military.

    AN-140 was created to replace the outdated transport aircraft An-24 and AN-26, some of which are operated in the military.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  Austin on Thu May 12, 2011 7:41 am

    It makes sense to use An-140-100 for Light Transport ,which is operational and available and has equal or better specs compared to IL-112V instead of reinventing the wheel and develop a new type.

    This is a good decision.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:39 pm

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120120/170869118.html

    The Russian Air Force took delivery of the first Antonov An-140-100 passenger/transport plane on Friday, Defense Ministry spokesman Col Vladimir Drik said.

    “The plane’s delivery is the first step toward the implementation of a program to expand the AF transport aviation fleet,” he said, adding that another two aircraft will soon be delivered to the force.

    The short-range turboprop will be used to transport personnel to distances of up to 2,300 kilometers, Drik said.

    The An-140-100 was developed by Russia's Antonov design bureau as a replacement for the An-24 series aircraft. It can carry up to 52 passengers or can be used for patrol and military transport missions.


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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:43 pm

    Ministry of Defense of Russia will acquire 6 An-140 aircraft in 2012


    Aviacor enterprise (Samara) will deliver six An-140 and two Tu-154 aircraft to the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2012. According to Lenta.ru, it has been reported by CEO of Aviacor, Alexey Gusev. He said that there are no problems with financing of these aircraft’s manufacturing, "the advancing is taking place according to schedule".

    The contract on delivery of An-140s to the Ministry of Defense has been signed in 2011. According to the agreement, Ministry of Defense shall acquire ten such vehicles. Probably, the rest four aircraft will be delivered in 2013. The acquisition of the vehicles is taking place in the network of State program in the area of arms for 2011-2020.

    Meanwhile, Aviacor has a large number of orders for different versions of An-140. In particular, the enterprise must deliver 60-70 aircraft to Rosoboronexport in the next few years and six more An-140s to the St. Petersburg-based Radar MMS company. Due to increase of order backlog, Aviacor intends to expand its staff by 250 employees.

    An-140 mixed cargo aircraft has a maximum flight speed of 540 km/h and its practical range is about 3000 km. The aircraft is intended for carrying 52 passengers. The military transport version - An-140T may transport cargo, weighing up to 6 tons.

    http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2012/1/20/741/

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:57 pm

    Samara Plant to Build 6 An-140 Military Planes in 2012

    Samara-based AVIACOR aircraft maker will build six Antonov An-140-100 light transport planes under a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry by the end of 2012, the regional government said on Wednesday.

    The An-140-100 was developed by Russia's Antonov design bureau as a replacement for the An-24 and An-26 series aircraft. It can carry up to 6 metric tons of cargo to a range of over 2,000 kilometers, and can be used for patrol, military transport and spec-ops missions.

    “The plant could reach stable rates of production making An-140s,” Governor of the Samara Region Nikolai Merkushkin said.

    The Russian Defense Ministry ordered a total of 11 An-140s in 2011.

    The Russian Air Force took delivery of the first An-140-100 plane in January.

    The delivery of the remaining five aircraft is expected in the next two years.

    AVIACOR also has a substantial portfolio of orders for a civilian version of the An-140.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  GarryB on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:28 pm

    Actually a light transport plane in the 6 ton payload class means that the An-140 is actually replacing the An-26 and An-32 and An-72 in Russian AF transports.

    I just hope they get the MTA sorted and into production ASAP so any idea of a stretched An-150 or whatever wont be developed.

    The MTA will be a joint Russian Indian aircraft in the 20 ton payload class to replace the An-12.


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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:33 pm

    Russia, India mull joint plane manufacture

    At the next session of its cooperation commission with India to be held in New Delhi Monday, Russia will propose joint manufacture of Ilyushin-112 light transport jets.

    The announcement came from Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who heads the Russian delegation to the session.

    The Ilyushin-112 can carry a cargo of up to 6 tons.

    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_14/Russia-India-mull-joint-plane-manufacture/

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:30 pm

    Defense Ministry Mulls An-26 Cargo Plane Replacement


    MOSCOW, June 24 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry is considering two possible designs for a replacement for the obsolete Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft, a senior ministry official said on Monday.
    The ministry is considering development of a light military transport plane based on the Antonov An-140 turboprop airliner made by Aviakor in Samara, or the rival Ilyushin Il-112V transport aircraft to be made by the Voronezh aircraft plant (VASO), Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said.
    He offered no indication when a final choice will be made, only saying the ministry is currently comparing the planes’ specifications.
    The An-26 is a twin-engined turboprop aircraft designed and produced in the USSR from 1969 to 1985.
    The An-140-100 was developed by Russia's Antonov design bureau as a replacement for the An-24 and An-26 series aircraft. It can carry up to six metric tons of cargo to a range of over 2,000 kilometers, and can be used for patrol, military transport and special-ops missions.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:32 am

    From:

    http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20090805/155736575.html


    MILITARY TRANSPORT AVIATION
    There are up to 300 transport aircraft in service with the Russian Air Force, including An-12 Cub, An-72 Coaler, An-22 Cock, An-124 Condor and Il-76 Candid planes.
    The An-12, An-22, and An-26 planes will be decommissioned in the near future, Zelin said.
    The An-26 plane will be replaced by Il-112B light transport aircraft with higher payload capacity and better fuel efficiency.
    "The first Il-112 is expected to make its maiden flight in 2011. The Air Force will order over 70 planes of this type," the general said.
    The An-12 will be most likely replaced by a medium-haul transport plane jointly-developed by Russia and India, Zelin said.
    The plane, with a 20-ton cargo capacity, is expected to go in service with the Russian and Indian air forces in about eight years.
    The An-124 and its modernized version, the An-124-100, will remain in service as a strategic heavy airlift transport aircraft. In addition, 12 Il-76 aircraft will be modernized to Il-76MD-90A starting in 2011.

    If India are interested in joint production of the Il-112 to replace their An-26s then I think the joint production of both the Il-112 and the MTA which will replace the An-12 make a lot of sense for both countries.

    The fact that the Il-112 is still a prototype just means it can be made to a slightly higher specification and with the latest avionics.


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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:42 am

    "Klimov" has received the terms of reference for the development of the engine for the IL-112V
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/551303.html


    In short, a more powerful version of the TV7-117ST engine will be required, *IF* the Il-112V is chosen over the An-140

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:36 am

    A more powerful engine would be useful anyway.

    I would expect the avionics of the Il-112 wouldn't be that much different to those needed for the MTA as they will both be doing very similar things with different payloads of course, but basically they will both be light transports hopefully able to operate from short strips in all sorts of weather.

    Some sort of standardisation should aide in making them cheaper and simpler to make and also cheaper to use and maintain.


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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:54 am

    Russia's Baltic Fleet to Receive New Transport Plane

    MOSCOW, November 20 (RIA Novosti) – A new military transport plane will be put in service with Russia’s Baltic Fleet by the end of this year, a spokesman for the Western Military District said Wednesday.

    The An-140-100 plane is a lightweight turboprop cargo aircraft designed by Ukraine’s Antonov bureau and manufactured under license in Russia by the Aviacor aviation plant in the Volga region.

    “A group of naval aviation officers from the Baltic Fleet has departed to the Aviacor plant in Samara to inspect and accept the new An-140 military transport plane,” Capt. 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev said.

    The Russian Defense Ministry has said a total of eight An-140 planes will be put in service with all four Russian fleets. The navy received the first An-140 plane in April.

    The plane, developed as a replacement for the outdated An-24 and An-26 cargo aircraft, can carry up to 6 metric tons of cargo for a range of over 2,000 kilometers, and can be used for patrol, military transport and spec-ops missions.

    The Russian military has outlined plans to continue buying the An-140s to meet the pressing need for lightweight tactical cargo planes.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:03 pm

    Russia to Begin Assembly of An-140 Cargo Planes in 2017

    SAMARA, December 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Aviakor aircraft plant on Saturday announced plans to begin assembly of An-140 light cargo planes for the Russian military in 2017.

    “We are working design changes at present. The first plane for the customer - the Russian Defense Ministry – should be delivered in 2017,” said Alexei Gusev, general director of Aviakor.

    Samara-based Aviakor signed in March an agreement with Ukraine’s Antonov design bureau on the transfer of intellectual property rights for the future An-140S and An-140T cargo aircraft.

    The An-140S is a version of the An-140-100 passenger plane with a large loading/unloading hatch, while the An-140T is a version equipped with a ramp.

    The transfer of intellectual rights enables the Russian Defense Ministry to buy the An-140 from a Russian company, rather than from the Ukrainians.

    Meanwhile, the Ilyushin aircraft maker earlier announced plans to build over 60 Il-112V light transport planes for the Russian military, with first deliveries also scheduled for 2017.

    The announcements indicate that the Russian military has apparently chosen both the An-140 and the Il-112 as the replacement for its aging fleet of about 300 An-26 and An-24 cargo planes.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  flamming_python on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:10 pm

    George1 wrote:Russia to Begin Assembly of An-140 Cargo Planes in 2017

    SAMARA, December 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Aviakor aircraft plant on Saturday announced plans to begin assembly of An-140 light cargo planes for the Russian military in 2017.

    “We are working design changes at present. The first plane for the customer - the Russian Defense Ministry – should be delivered in 2017,” said Alexei Gusev, general director of Aviakor.

    Samara-based Aviakor signed in March an agreement with Ukraine’s Antonov design bureau on the transfer of intellectual property rights for the future An-140S and An-140T cargo aircraft.

    The An-140S is a version of the An-140-100 passenger plane with a large loading/unloading hatch, while the An-140T is a version equipped with a ramp.

    The transfer of intellectual rights enables the Russian Defense Ministry to buy the An-140 from a Russian company, rather than from the Ukrainians.

    Meanwhile, the Ilyushin aircraft maker earlier announced plans to build over 60 Il-112V light transport planes for the Russian military, with first deliveries also scheduled for 2017.

    The announcements indicate that the Russian military has apparently chosen both the An-140 and the Il-112 as the replacement for its aging fleet of about 300 An-26 and An-24 cargo planes.

    I guess if the Ukrainians show themselves as reliable partners and their government is not replaced with a butthurt one in 2015; then some of those planes can be ordered from their plants too. If not, then Russia can rely on just the Aviakor plant.
    Smart move actually; good for Russia, good for the Ukraine.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:42 pm

    Russian Air Force to get additional An-140 transport aircraft in 2017

    Deliveries of a first batch of 10 An-140 aircraft for the VVS are under way. Russia is to begin domestic production, with the first of the newly assembled aircraft handed over in 2017. Source: Robert Hewson

    Russia is to begin domestic production of the Antonov An-140 turboprop regional airliner for use as a tactical transport aircraft for the military, state media disclosed on 21 December.

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to take delivery of the first aircraft from Russian company Aviakor in 2017, Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti announced. In March Aviakor came to an agreement with the Ukrainian Antonov design bureau for the intellectual property rights to the An-140S (with side-mounted cargo door) and An-140T (with rear cargo ramp) aircraft.

    While the announcement does not disclose the total number of An-140s to be delivered or the timelines for doing so, the deal is part of the Russian Air Force's (VVS's) plans to retire its more than 300 Soviet-era Antonov An-24 'Coke' and An-26 'Curl' transport aircraft and revamp its wider fixed-wing transport fleets.

    The VVS already operates a relatively small number of An-140s, which were procured as a stop-gap when development of the Ilyushin Il-112 twin-turboprop was cancelled in 2010. This programme was recently restarted, with the first aircraft set also to be delivered to the VVS in 2017.

    The decisions to begin domestic production of the An-140 and restart the Il-112 programme are just two of a number of improvements being made to Russia's tactical and strategic airlift capability.

    Russia is currently co-developing with India a twin-turbofan tactical transport aircraft to replace the ageing Antonov An-32 'Cline'. Dubbed the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA), this platform should have a 15- to 20-tonne payload capacity and a range of some 2,500 to 2,700 km. Current plans will see 100 of these aircraft being built for Russia.

    To bridge the gap between the tactical An-140, Il-112, MTA, and the strategic Il-76 'Candid' and An-124 'Condor', the VVS is to field the four-turboprop Antonov An-70, which is being developed with Ukraine. In the same class as the European Airbus Military A400M Atlas aircraft, the An-70 will have a range of between 3,000 and 6,000 km, depending on its cargo load, and a payload of about 45 tonnes, and be able to undertake short take-off and landing operations out of unprepared airfields. Russia is expected to acquire 60 of the aircraft by 2020.

    Finally, the VVS is to bolster its strategic airlift capabilities with an upgraded Il-76. This modernised aircraft, dubbed the Il-476, has an unrefuelled range of 5,000 km (25% greater than the baseline Il-76) and a payload of 52 tonnes (an improvement of about 20%). The VVS is due to receive 100 of these aircraft.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:04 pm

    Aviacor delivered another An-140 aircraft to Russian Ministry of Defense
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday December 26, 2013 22:00 MSK

    Aviacor aviation plant (part of Russian Machines Corporation) handed over another An-140-100 aircraft manufactured under a contract with the Ministry of Defense to the acceptance commission, Aviacor’s press-service reports.

    The handover ceremony was held at the airfield of Samara-based Aviacor plant on Saturday, December 21st 2013. The new aircraft will be operated by the naval aviation. It is a passenger/cargo version of An-140 aircraft. The flexibility of this configuration allows transporting both military personnel and cargo. Prior to the acceptance the aircraft has passed all the necessary ground and flight tests, Aviacor noted.

    «The airliner is delivered in strict accordance with the delivery date specified in the state contract», - CEO of Aviacor, Alexey Gusev, said during the handover ceremony.

    Aviacor will deliver the next An-140-100 manufactured under the contract with Russian Ministry of Defense to the customer in the second quarter of 2014.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:01 pm

    The first Il-112 military-transport aircraft will perform its maiden flight by November 1st 2016

    In case of signing the corresponding contract it is planned to perform the maiden flight of Il-112 light military-transport aircraft by November 1st 2016, ARMS-TASS reports with reference to CEO of Ilyushin Company (Il), Yuri Yudin.

    "We believe that in case of signing the contract soon, the first aircraft will perform its maiden flight in two years, in other words - by November 1st 2016. The work is in progress", - Yudin said.

    According to him, Ilyushin Company and Russian Ministry of Defense have both approved all the contract terms. The possibility of meeting the requirements of the performance specification has been confirmed, the CEO noted.

    "We are waiting for the Minister of Defense to take the final decision. We hope to sign the contract soon. We and our employees are all ready", - Yudin added.

    Il-112 aircraft will be manufactured by VASO (Voronezh, Russia); at present the first contract for delivery of 62 vehicles of the type to the Ministry of Defense is being discussed.

    According to ITAR-TASS, Ilyushin Company won the tender for development of light military-transport aircraft back in 2003. The first Il-112 turboprop should have been delivered to the Ministry of Defense in 2006, however, the implementation of this program was delayed multiple times and in 2010 the ministry cut off the project’s funding. Nevertheless, in late 2013 Deputy Minister of Defense, Yuri Borisov, stated that the deliveries of Il-112 aircraft will be started in 2017.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:15 pm

    Hopefully they will have taken advantage of the time delay to improve the design and update its avionics and systems and potential performance.


    This will be good for Illyusion... hopefully a few other aircraft designs left in limbo can be revived with new engines and new avionics... Il-106 I am looking at you.


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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:58 am

    Antonov An-140-100 to become more competitive

    Rosoboronexport, the Aviacor Aircraft Factory (part of the Russian Machines corporation) and Italy-based Elettronica S.p.A. signed a package of agreements in Samara to cooperate on equipping the Antonov An-140 class of aircraft with modern electronic and radio equipment.

    The Antonov An-140-100 will become even more competitive on many regional markets when equipped with new equipment.

    "Different types of the Antonov 140-100 multipurpose aircraft have been successfully used in civil aviation and by the Ministry of Defense of Russia. Moreover, thanks to its technical characteristics, the aircraft is in demand in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria and other countries in Southeast Asia and Africa," noted Rosoboronexport representative Konstantin Grek.

    "The Samara-based Aviacor Aircraft Factory began serial production of the Antonov 140-100 in 2006. Today we are interested in the production of different versions of this aircraft for applications in passenger and cargo transport, as a patrol aircraft, as part of aircraft surveying and mapping systems and environmental monitoring," said Aleksey Gusev.

    Aleksey Gusev also noted that the signed agreements provide an opportunity for different enterprises in the Samara region to participate the project, including the Ekran Scientific Research Institute in particular.

    "The agreements between Rosoboronexport, Aviacor and Elettronica S.p.A. ensure the successful promotion of the Russian-produced Antonov 140-100 on the world market, and they increase the standing of our company," noted Gianni Maratta, Business Development Manager for Russia and the CIS countries at Elettronica S.p.A.

    The Antonov 140-100 is a multipurpose turboprop aircraft designed for regional passenger and cargo traffic with a range of 2,500 kilometers. The aircraft is effectively used in places with high altitudes, in hot and cold climates and at small and poorly equipped airfields with short as well as dirt runways. Its designed service life is 50,000 flight hours or 25 years of operation.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:41 am

    Russia Looks To Resurrect Il-114

    Worsening relations between Moscow, the new regime in Kiev and the latter’s supporters in the West have prompted the Russian government to “dust off” the Ilyushin-114 turboprop. The Kremlin favors the outdated, but home-grown, design to Ukraine’s Antonov An-140, now in low-rate production at the Aviacor plant in Samara, and the Bombardier Q400, local production of which by Russian aerospace conglomerate Rostec remains under negotiation. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin, who appears on the EU’s sanctions list, acts as the driving force behind the Il-114, often suggesting it as a direct alternative to the Rostec Q400 plan. A development in favor of the Il-114 ocurred on September 9, when Rogozin chaired a meeting of government officials with various ministries and industry heads. “The meeting […] approved of Il-114 production restart,” said Rogozin. “The Ilyushin design house is ready to accept the work.” He stressed that the effort requires “a complete digitizing” of the original drawings after “a deep modernization”.

    President Vladimir Putin gave his personal approval for Rogozin’s initiative in August, with a rider that the government should evaluate “commercial worthiness” of such a project. Shortly thereafter, general manager Aleksei Gusev declared Aviacor’s intent to accept the work. The plant makes the An-140 under license from Antonov. A Ukrainian design, however, that 52-seat turboprop has fallen into disfavor due to deteriorating relations with the new regime in Kiev.

    Russia’s ministry for industry and trade initially expressed concern about the age of the Il-114s design and a lack of commercial viability. On September 9 the Kremlin gave the ministry two weeks to reconsider its earlier evaluation of the home-grown airplane and prepare a plan in support of it.

    Run by the Russian Machines privately held corporation, the Aviacor plant in Samara is not a member in Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). Nevertheless, its owners and the Samara regional administration have expressed readiness to invest into the Il-114 project. The local authorities have promised to invest between 1 billion roubles ($27 million) and 1.5 billion roubles ($40 million) into Aviacor’s modernization, according to Samara governor Nikolai Merkushkin. Estimates place total investment needed for the project at 8 billion to 12 billion roubles. Rework of the original drawings and their digitizing would take another 3 billion roubles to 4 billion roubles.

    After some hesitation, Ilyushin agreed “refresh” the Il-114, originally designed to a 1987 specification. First flown in 1990 and certified in 1997, the airplane could transport 64 passengers 900 km. Its superb loitering capability makes it attractive to the Russian defense ministry, making it a more likely candidate for a larger production run.

    The biggest issue now lay with the airplane’s Klimov TV7-117S/SM turboprops. Even though the Russian engine has demonstrated lower fuel burn than Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW127H on the Westernized Il-114-100 certified in 1999, it also showed lower reliability and on-wing lifetime in Il-114 revenue service. The engine maker has many times reported developments of newer, more powerful and more mature versions, including the TV7-117SM and Bogatyr for the Il-112 tactical airlifter now in development. None, however, have entered serial production. If not for political considerations, the PW127H (Il-114-100) or the TV3-117VMA-SBM1 (developed for the An-140) might rank as candidates for the powerplant requirement.

    Ilyushin developed the Il-114 in the late 1980s as an alternative to the British Aerospace Advanced Turboprop (ATP), which BAe offered to the Soviet Union for local production in 1985. In the early 1990s the airplane entered low-rate production at the TAPO plant in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. TAPO built about 20 airframes. Seven Il-114-100s with Canadian engines and U.S.-made propellers, APUs, avionics and interiors remain in revenue service with Uzbekistan Airways. They have reportedly yielded an annual utilization rate of 1,800 flight hours, barely sufficient to generate a profit.

    The Ilyushin’s empty equipped weight, at 16 tons, totals 3 tons more than that of the ATR 72-600; the Franco-Italian aircraft can seat up to 74 passengers in high-density layout, while the Ilyushin can take only 64 (in a cabin with similar dimensions) due to current certification restrictions. The big wing (880 sq ft compared with the ATR 72-600’s 690 sq ft) retards the airplane in cruise flight but gives it superb loitering capability at slow speeds.

    Only one Russian airline—Vyborg—operated the Il-114 commercially, taking a pair of reworked aircraft previously operated by Uzbekistan Airways. Revenue flights lasted from 1999 until 2010, when the company disbanded, leaving both aircraft parked at Pskov airport after the service lives of its TV7-117S expired. The only TV7-117SM-powered airplane still operating belongs to Russia’s Radar-MMS radar company, serving as a testbed for radio-electronics.

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    Re: Il-112V/114, An-140 Light Transports

    Post  flamming_python on Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:30 am

    What does the Il-114 have to do with the Il-112?

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