Repaired Syrian Il-76T aircraft
A photo of the past overhaul on the technical base of JSC "Aviation Complex named after S.V. Ilyushin "in the Zhukovsky transport plane Il-76T, formally owned by the Syrian state airline Syrian Arab Airlines. This aircraft was built in 1980 (the Syrian registration number YK-ATB, serial number 093421619, serial number 16-05) was repaired in Zhukovsky from the beginning of 2017 and was returned to operation in March 2018, being one of the three Il-76s located in operation from Syrian Arab Airlines and actively used for transportation between Syria and Russia.
In 1980-1981, the Syrian Air Force received from the USSR four IL-76M military transport aircraft of new construction, which were then put under operation in the 1990-2000s under the flag of the Syrian Arab Airlines Syrian Arab Airlines and nominally renamed as civilian Il-76T. Currently, under the signboard of Syrian Arab Airlines, three of these IL-76T vehicles (registration of YK-ATA, YK-ATB and YK-ATD) fly actively, and YK-ATC has been stored in Damascus for a long time. Earlier in 2015-2016 on the technical base of JSC "Aviation Complex named after S.V. Ilyushin "in Zhukovsky was overhauled aircraft with the registration of YK-ATD (serial number 0013431915, serial number 23-09).
In the fall of 2015, the Russian side handed over to the Syrian Air Force nominally two IL-76MD military transport aircraft from the Russian VCS, but both retain Russian registration numbers (RA-76634 and 76639), and apparently continue to be operated with Russian crews .