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    Post  GarryB Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:52 pm

    As far as I remember reading, the PS-90A-76 (the variant mounted on the il(4)76 Is rated at 14.5 tons of takeoff thrust (but can be uprated to 16 tons if needed according to this website)

    Well if they get the 60 ton payload capacity and improved flight range with a 14 ton class engine then a PD-14 should be fine... I have a book that describes the Il-76 and it mentions that normal cruise thrust is 2 tons thrust per engine so it really only uses power for takeoffs and for reverse thrust for landing on shorter runways... so if that is the case then a PD-14 would be fine.

    The previous engines on the il-76, the D30KP had 12 tons of takeoff thrust instead.

    Yes, you are quite right... just looked up my book and it mentions the 12 ton thrust of the Il-76 and the A-40 used together with booster engines.

    Which means 14 ton thrust engines should improve performance and make takeoffs shorter without making it too overpowered and therefore fuel inefficient.

    But the PS-90 will not be produced forever, in a few years they will look for a new one.

    Just going on memory and that has recently proven wrong, but the first PS-90 engines had a lot of American components and might have been the 14 ton thrust models I was thinking of. It wasn't until they got to the PS-90A3 model that they replaced all the foreign parts from them and I think the thrust was 16 or 18 tons thrust on those versions... which might be useful for heavier aircraft but perhaps a bit over powered for an Il-476.

    The PD-14 would be a much more suitable design for efficient operations.

    Until they rump up production of PD14, PD14M, PD18R etc and those engine accumulate enough experience, there will be still production of these engines. PS90 are also used in the il96 and in the Tu204.
    Probably they are also cheaper than the PD14, so even if the consumption is 15% higher it will be acceptable for military or government use.

    One of the stumbling blocks for the PS-90s was their high initial costs... I think the 16 ton thrust model of the PS-90 was something like 6 million US dollars per engine, so while it was more fuel efficient than the original D30 engine... you would have to use it quite a bit before the 800K D-30 became worth replacing.

    I seem to remember they developed an upgraded D-30 to meet noise and emission requirements and did improve fuel consumption but not to the level of the PS-90, but without increasing the price 5 fold too.

    The thing was that it was the military that was paying for the new engines and they emission and noise controls don't apply to military aircraft, so for a civilian operator 24 million to replace 3.2 million dollars worth of engines is a serious thing... it will take a lot of use before the fuel savings make up the amount spent on new engines and spares of course.

    Although, I do not expect terminal failures with the PD-14. Russia has an established jet engine
    development and production capability.

    A good design process and making a family of designs based on the same model should reduce risk and make the process much more efficient and hopefully trouble free.

    Maybe around 2028 or around that date... but at that point maybe they could be thinking about replacing the il76.

    If they put the Il-276 into service and get an Il-106 into service then I really don't see any need to replace the Il-476 for a few decades... as a 60 ton payload capacity aircraft it fills a gap well. Perhaps a stretched version with PD-18 engines or something to still carry 60 tons but carry it much further perhaps...

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    Post  LMFS Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:10 am

    Completed assembly of the next serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A - UAC

    11.11.2020 8:27:59
    The aircraft is to be flight tested, painted and put into operation

    Moscow. 11th of November. INTERFAX - The next serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A has been assembled and transferred for flight tests, the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) reported.
    "The new aircraft has been transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test station (LIS) of the enterprise for ground and flight tests," the press service said.
    The UAC noted that during the tests, specialists will check the operation of the aircraft fuel system and its hydraulic system, perform the de-preservation and launch of the auxiliary power plant, the engine race and other necessary tasks.
    "Before the new aircraft was transported to the LIS, the customer's representatives were presented with the results of testing the fuel system and the tightness of the aircraft fuel tanks, carried out its general technical inspection, control of the shape and quality of the outer surface, and inspection of the product for completeness. After that, the work on the final assembly stage was completed. , - said the director of the Il-76 and Il-112V programs Oleg Siyanchev, whose words were quoted in the press service.
    "At the flight test station, the aircraft is to be flight tested, painted and put into operation," the corporation added.
    Serial production of the Il-76MD-90A is being deployed at the Ulyanovsk enterprise Aviastar-SP (as part of the transport aviation division of the UAC of the Rostec state corporation), but so far supplies to the military are being carried out behind schedule. It was planned that in 2019 the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will receive five of these aircraft, but only three were reported.
    On April 15, 2020, the UAC announced the transfer for flight tests of the next Il-76MD-90A aircraft built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which, upon completion of the flight program, is to replenish the air regiment of military transport aviation based in Ulyanovsk.


    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp%3Frid%3D1%26nid%3D541455%26lang%3DRU

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:16 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    As far as I remember reading, the PS-90A-76 (the variant mounted on the il(4)76 Is rated at 14.5 tons of takeoff thrust (but can be uprated to 16 tons if needed according to this website)

    Well if they get the 60 ton payload capacity and improved flight range with a 14 ton class engine then a PD-14 should be fine... I have a book that describes the Il-76 and it mentions that normal cruise thrust is 2 tons thrust per engine so it really only uses power for takeoffs and for reverse thrust for landing on shorter runways... so if that is the case then a PD-14 would be fine.

    2 tons thrust at cruise is mostly because the much lower density of the air at cruise altitude.

    At 10000meters of altitude the atmospheric pressure is about 1/4 than at sea level.

    The engines run a bit hotter and faster (higher turbines speed and higher temperatures) at takeoff (and also at climb) condition than at cruise, but the difference is not so large.

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    But the PS-90 will not be produced forever, in a few years they will look for a new one.

    Just going on memory and that has recently proven wrong, but the first PS-90 engines had a lot of American components and might have been the 14 ton thrust models I was thinking of. It wasn't until they got to the PS-90A3 model that they replaced all the foreign parts from them and I think the thrust was 16 or 18 tons thrust on those versions... which might be useful for heavier aircraft but perhaps a bit over powered for an Il-476.

    The PD-14 would be a much more suitable design for efficient operations.

    It was not the first, the first was a soviet product.

    It was the PS-90 A2, that should have gone on the Tu-204 SM.

    It was an improved variant developed together with pratt&withney

    https://web.archive.org/web/20141006163752/http://avid.ru/eng/pr/news/654/

    Cuba and Iran were interested in such aircrafts, but the americans blocked the sales.
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    Post  AMCXXL Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:05 pm

    LMFS wrote:Completed assembly of the next serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A - UAC


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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:14 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:
    LMFS wrote:Completed assembly of the next serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A - UAC


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    Does anyone know how many il76 were produced this year? 3? 4?

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    Post  LMFS Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:28 pm

    Rodion_Romanovic wrote:Does anyone know how many il76 were produced this year? 3? 4?

    That would be the third this year if I am not wrong, but AMCXXL surely knows better. BMPD will probably publish an overview of deliveries too.
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    Post  AMCXXL Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:32 pm

    Rodion_Romanovic wrote:
    AMCXXL wrote:
    LMFS wrote:Completed assembly of the next serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A - UAC


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    Does anyone know how many il76 were produced this year? 3? 4?


    at the moment 3, at the end probably 4

    two were produded and delivered before the summer.
    also, in the first months od 2020 were handed over two more produced in last year (first flight in late 2019)

    it is  probably that this airplane and other do the first flight before year end and will be delivered in the first months of 2021

    for the moment there are 7 Il-76MD-90A in the Russian Air Force (2 in 2016, 3 in 2019 and 2 in 2020), with two more is enough for the first complete squadron

    By 2027 the number contracted is 28 (1-13-14), so is not necesary to produce more than 3 each year

    Also you must think that the Il-78M-90A is also a transport airplane (dual purpose transport-tanker) , then also will replace some Il-76


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    Post  LMFS Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:39 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:at the moment 3, at the end probably 4

    two were produded and delivered before the summer.
    also, in the first months od 2020 were handed over two more produced in last year (first flight in late 2019)

    it is  probably that this airplane and other do the first flight before year end and will be delivered in the first months of 2021

    for the moment there are 7 Il-76MD-90A in the Russian Air Force (2 in 2016, 3 in 2019 and 2 in 2020), with two more is enough for the first complete squadron

    By 2027 the number contracted is 28 (1-13-14), so is not necesary to produce more than 3 each year

    Great, as always  thumbsup

    Have you got information about the operation of the serial production? By now they have not managed to raise productivity by much, they blamed suppliers for last year's failure to meet the schedule but this year does not look much better. When do you think they will start picking up speed? Otherwise the serial production makes little sense...
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:21 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:
    Rodion_Romanovic wrote:
    AMCXXL wrote:
    LMFS wrote:Completed assembly of the next serial military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A - UAC


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    Does anyone know how many il76 were produced this year? 3? 4?


    at the moment 3, at the end probably 4

    two were produded and delivered before the summer.
    also, in the first months od 2020 were handed over two more produced in last year (first flight in late 2019)

    it is  probably that this airplane and other do the first flight before year end and will be delivered in the first months of 2021

    for the moment there are 7 Il-76MD-90A in the Russian Air Force (2 in 2016, 3 in 2019 and 2 in 2020), with two more is enough for the first complete squadron

    By 2027 the number contracted is 28 (1-13-14), so is not necesary to produce more than 3 each year

    Also you must think that the Il-78M-90A is also a transport airplane (dual purpose transport-tanker) , then also will replace some Il-76

    Thanks!

    So if it is true that the upgraded production lines may enable the production of 18 aircrafts per year, there is quite a bit of spare capacity for eventual foreign customers...
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    Post  GarryB Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:58 pm

    2 tons thrust at cruise is mostly because the much lower density of the air at cruise altitude.

    At 10000meters of altitude the atmospheric pressure is about 1/4 than at sea level.

    The engines run a bit hotter and faster (higher turbines speed and higher temperatures) at takeoff (and also at climb) condition than at cruise, but the difference is not so large.

    Yes, once you are airborne and in flight at altitude and at cruising speed you just use the engines to overcome drag essentially to maintain speed and altitude...

    With four engines that means 8 tons thrust maintains speed and altitude... or three quarters throttle on one engine...

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:06 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    2 tons thrust at cruise is mostly because the much lower density of the air at cruise altitude.

    At 10000meters of altitude the atmospheric pressure is about 1/4 than at sea level.

    The engines run a bit hotter and faster (higher turbines speed and higher temperatures) at takeoff (and also at climb) condition than at cruise, but the difference is not so large.

    Yes, once you are airborne and in flight at altitude and at cruising speed you just use the engines to overcome drag essentially to maintain speed and altitude...

    With four engines that means 8 tons thrust maintains speed and altitude... or three quarters throttle on one engine...

    Garry, the engines are not running at half the speed at cruise than at takeoff. Yes there is a difference, and the turbine is running a few percentage points slower in comparison to the speed at max take off (and the temperature at the compressor exit and at turbine entry are less extreme), but it is not like the difference are like going in an auto st 50km/h vs 200km/h. A turbine engine has narrow conditions at which it can operate efficiently, outside them either it cannot stay on without help, or it cannot generate considerable thrust (idle conditions).

    Finally you cannot get 8 tons thrust at cruise condition from one PS90 engine (or a CFM engine)!

    It is impossible


    Even if you run it at max conditions, there is a limit.

    As I was writing you in the post above, the air pressure at cruise altitude is 4 to 5 times lower than at sea level.

    Thrust is directly proportional to the atmospheric pressure, so if you take a jet engine at cruise altitude (or in a facility simulating high altitude air condition) you will never even reach more than about 1/4 of the thrust that the engine is able to generate at sea level.
    There are other limitations of course, but to simplify the matter let's do not delve to much into details.

    That would mean that even if you pushed the PS90 of the il76 (an engine rated at 14.5 tons of thrust at takeoff, and 16 in special conditions)  you will never reach more than 4 tons of thrust (at cruise condition) from each of them, even if you push them at their structural limits, and at turbine temperature for which you will destroy the turbine after a few hours.  (Even 4 tons of cruise thrust for that engine is way too much anyway, but it is just a simplification).
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    Post  LMFS Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:53 pm

    The defense Ministry will receive two Il-76MD-90A transporters next week

    https://tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/202011131219-HzgsD.html

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    Post  GarryB Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:03 am

    Garry, the engines are not running at half the speed at cruise than at takeoff. Yes there is a difference, and the t

    You clearly misunderstand...

    Each engine runs at 2 tons thrust in cruise... there are four engines so all four engines in 2 ton thrust mode is equal to a total of 8 tons thrust from all four engines to overcome drag and maintain speed and altitude.

    They could get the same thrust by shutting down three engines and running the remaining engine at 8 tons thrust (they are 12 ton thrust engines so it is perfectly possible), it just depends on what throttle setting is most efficient... 2 tons thrust or 8 tons thrust.

    Obviously with three engines turned off they will be generating much more drag than they would if they were all adding 2 tons thrust and also the thrust line would be effected depending on which engine you ran at 8 tons thrust to fly the aircraft.

    All I am saying is that with more powerful engines allowing heavier payloads will make higher power settings necessary which increases fuel consumption which either shortens range or means a lot of that extra payload capacity will actually be needed for extra fuel.

    If the engines can run at 8 ton thrust at the altitude they operate they can simply fly lower... it is not like the get an enormous speed boost by flying that high like a fast jet that can fly at 1,300km/h at sea level and 2,500km/h at altitude...
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    Post  AMCXXL Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:28 am

    LMFS wrote:The defense Ministry will receive two Il-76MD-90A transporters next week

    https://tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/202011131219-HzgsD.html

    This two airplanes are RF-78658 and RF-78659, which had already been announced its transfer to the defense ministry several months ago, therefore there are still 7 Il-476 aircraft received by the VKS


    https://diana-mihailova.livejournal.com/5724517.html
    On November 19, at the airfield in Ulyanovsk, the Ministry of Defense will receive two Il-76MD-90A onboard 78658 and 78659

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    First runs on the airborne strip RF-78659 (02-04), August 2020

    The Russian Defense Ministry will receive two new Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft this week, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "On November 19, at the Ulyanovsk airfield, a solemn ceremony will be held for the transfer of two newest military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A from the Ulyanovsk aircraft plant to the military transport aviation regiment," the message says.

    The Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft is produced at the Aviastar-SP Ulyanovsk plant. It is capable of transferring more than 50 tons of cargo over a distance of 5,000 kilometers. The width and height of the cab are 3.45 and 3.4 meters, respectively.

    The aircraft received new engines, a wing, a so-called "glass cockpit": the dial gauges were replaced with LCD displays. The performance has been significantly improved. The landing gear scheme specially created for the Il-76 allows the aircraft to land and take off from unpaved strips.

    It can carry up to 126 paratroopers. The first flight took place in 2012.

    On November 12, at the Ulyanovsk aircraft building enterprise Aviastar-SP JSC, work was completed on the final assembly of the next serial heavy transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A (RF-78660)

    The new aircraft, built in accordance with the production program of the UAC Transport Aviation Division, has been transferred from the final assembly shop to the company's flight test station (LIS) for ground and flight tests.

    Onboard RF-78660 (serial 02-05)
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    Post  AMCXXL Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:08 pm

    The eighth Il-476 RF-78660 in Ulyanovsk , november 2020

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    The fourth IL-76MD-M RF-76545 in Zhukovsky (Ramenskoye) october-2020
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    For the moment, there are contracts for:
    28 Il-476 (1+13+14) , enough for three squadrons of 9 and one more for trials or training
    41 Il-76MD-M , enough for three squadrons of 9 + 12 for 610º TsBP i PLS + 2 for trials or training

    This means by 2027 will have 6 squadrons of mew/modernized Il-76 for 6 regiments. While , the other 6 squadrons will continue with Il-76MD
    Also 610º TsBP i PLS will have modernized airplanes instead the older Il-76M, while 224 LO still will have IL-76MD

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    Post  LMFS Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:46 am

    In Ulyanovsk, they are mastering the Stackless technology of aircraft Assembly

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    At the end of summer 2019 in Ulyanovsk at the Aviastar-SP plant, an automated Assembly line (PLC) for heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A and its modifications was launched. Stackless Assembly allows you to increase the number of aircraft produced from three to 18 per year. Now the PLC is working out the technological process, the pilot Assembly on the new production line is Il-76MD-90A with the factory number 0206 (pictured).

    Until recently, in the Russian aircraft industry, as in other countries, aircraft Assembly was carried out on the slipway principle - using auxiliary facilities. This affected the speed of production of the aircraft, because only one aircraft could be located in the slipway. In automated Assembly, the flow-through "conveyor" principle is applied. It is used at their factories by Boeing and Airbus, and PLC has successfully mastered aircraft factories in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Irkutsk for the Assembly of "Superjets" and MC-21. Now this technology is also used in Ulyanovsk.

    At the end of September 2020, Vladislav Sidorenko was appointed head of the new PLC at the Aviastar-SP plant. Serious experience in aircraft construction, he received at the plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where he organized the serial Assembly of "Superjets" using Stackless technology. In an interview with the factory newspaper "Start", he told how the Il-76MD-90A will be assembled at the aviastara PLC.

    The automated Assembly line consists of a conveyor of ten robotic stations for connecting the fuselage, wing, and tail sections and stations for mounting power plants and aircraft systems. It is equipped with a laser tracking system, which ensures high accuracy of docking of all elements of the aircraft.

    Everything starts with the fuselage docking (station PS. 10). Then there is the installation of pipelines and systems at the PS station.20. Next, the cable network is being installed on PS. 30, and the keel is being connected to the stabilizer at the PS station in parallel.60. When the work on these two stages is completed, the aircraft is moved to the PS.40 station. Here the fuselage is docked with the detachable part of the wing (PTC), which comes from shop 271 of aggregate and Assembly production, and the finished tail, moved from the PS.60 station.

    After that, the aircraft moves to the so – called development stations-OS.10, OS.20 and OS.30. on the first two, the final installation of the remaining systems is underway after the wing is docked. On OS. 20, the systems are tested under current. The final stage is the OS. 30 station, where General technical inspections of the fully assembled aircraft take place.
    The scheme of the PLC. The new production line reduces the Assembly cycle by 38% compared to the" stack " method of Assembly.

    PLC has a high level of mechanization and automation of both the main and auxiliary time due to the use of high-precision equipment for the placement and docking of compartments. The advantage of the PLC is step-by-step identification and resolution of all issues, so that the process of production of a serial aircraft will be maximally worked out. On the old Assembly line, the aircraft was assembled at three working places. The first is the fuselage docking, the second workplace is the airframe docking. At the same place after docking, pipelines, integrated air conditioning systems, fuel and hydraulic systems, cable networks, system control units, etc. are installed. After that, the aircraft is moved to the third workplace, where the systems are tested and delivered.

    According to Vladislav Sidorenko, due to the fact that the largest amount of work falls on the second stage, this approach is not effective. The new production line divides the entire process into a larger number of different stages and allows you to systematize the Assembly of aircraft.

    "By 2024, we plan to start assembling twelve aircraft per year, that is, one aircraft per month. To do this, we have already compiled a calculation and detailed cycle charts by year. Next year will be important. This is a transitional period, when many issues need to be resolved, especially regarding the development of Assembly technology. By and large, the design and technological development of the product Assembly will take place on the first three aircraft," he said.

    The design capacity of the PLC at Aviastar is up to 18 aircraft per year. The advantage of in-line Assembly is that it allows you to vary the volume between stations. The main principle of PLC is the cycle or clock of the build. At each station, the manufacturing cycle must be the same. The first car had a traffic cycle of 28 working days, which is the amount of time that needs to be spent at each station. For the second – 26 days, with the third-24 days, which will make it possible to produce 8 aircraft per year in the near future.

    The head of the new production line said that the SSJ100 was initially assembled in Komsomolsk-on-Amur for 10 months. "For four years, we have managed to switch to the delivery of two aircraft per month with a clock of 15 days precisely thanks to this technology. In Ulyanovsk, of course, the aircraft are much larger, but 80% of the Assembly, systems and development of operations correspond to each other," explained Vladislav Sidorenko.

    Now the first Il-76MD-90A aircraft is being assembled at the PLC. To date, it is located at the PS station.30.installation and testing of electrical wiring, installation of electrical equipment, flight navigation and radio communication equipment is carried out Here. In shop 271, a wing (PTC) is currently being completed. As soon as it is ready, the fuselage will be moved to the PS.40 station, where it will be docked with the point AND tail.

    At the end of December, the plant expects the arrival of compartments of the next aircraft at the PS station.10. the Works will be performed simultaneously both on the PLC and on the slipway line.

    In 2020, the plant should transfer six Il-76MD-90A aircraft to the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation - such figures were announced in November 2019 by the then General Director of the Aviation complex im. Ilyushina Yuri Grudinin. Vladislav Sidorenko says that the task of 2020 is almost completed. However, it is known from open sources that the plant produced and transferred only three new Il-76MD-90A aircraft in the outgoing year.

    https://aviation21.ru/v-ulyanovske-osvaivayut-besstapelnuyu-texnologiyu-sborki-samolyotov/

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    Post  George1 Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:09 pm

    Το summarize again. We have till now, 8x Il-476s built for VTA (1 for test/training), 2 for creating special purpose aircrafts (A-100 AWACS) and 1 first Il-78M-90A tanker prototype

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4206583.html


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    Post  AMCXXL Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:19 pm

    George1 wrote:Το summarize again. We have till now, 8x Il-476s built for VTA (1 for test/training), 2 for creating special purpose aircrafts (A-100 AWACS) and 1 first Il-78M-90A tanker prototype

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4206583.html


    AMCXXL do you confirm? Smile

    Plane list:

    Serial-Registration-Type-Operator
    01-01  Airframe for static test- Aviastar KB Ilyushin
    01-02  78650 (w/o RF-) Prototype of Il-476 - Aviastar KB Ilyushin
    01-03  RF-78651  A-100 - TANKT Beriev (first A-100)
    01-04  RF-78652  IL-476 - TANKT Beriev (probably will be the next A-100)
    01-05  RF-78653  IL-476 - VKS  (under previous contract)
    01-06  Cancelled
    01-07  Cancelled
    01-08  RF-78654  IL-476 - VKS  (under contract for 13)
    01-09  RF-78655  IL-476 - VKS
    01-10  RF-78656  IL-476 - VKS

    02-01  RF-78741  Il-78M-90A - Aviastar KB Ilyushin (First IL-478 / IL-78M-90A)
    02-02  RF-78657  IL-476 - VKS
    02-03  RF-78658  IL-476 - VKS
    02-04  RF-78659  IL-476 - VKS
    02-05  RF-78660  IL-476 - VKS


    Total: 15 airframes:
    - 12 flyng airplanes
    * 10 IL-476: 8 VKS , 1 Beriev , 1 prototype Aviastar
    * 1 IL-78M-90A Aviastar
    * 1 A-100 Beriev
    - 2 cancelled airplanes
    - 1 static airframe

    On this basis it is easy to follow the Il-76MD-90A series

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    Post  LMFS Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:47 am

    The third Il-76MD-90A in 2020 is manufactured in Ulyanovsk

    On December 6, 2020, another Il-76MD-90A (RF-78660) heavy military transport aircraft built by Aviastar-SP JSC took off at Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airport. This is the third Il-76MD-90A aircraft to leave the shops of the Ulyanovsk plant in 2020.

    Il-76MD-90A with the factory number 0205 was transferred to the flight test station on November 11, 2020. This is the seventh aircraft built by Aviastar-SP JSC under a contract with the Russian Ministry of defense dated October 2012 for the production of 39 Il-76MD-90A units worth 139.42 billion rubles, and the third to be launched in 2020.

    Currently, the plant is working out the technology of automated aircraft Assembly, which will allow to increase the production rate to 12 cars per year by 2024, and the design capacity of the Assembly line is 18 aircraft per year. As told at the plant, the design and technological development of the Assembly of the product will take place on the first three aircraft, now the first Il-76MD-90A (z/n 0206) is being assembled at the PLC.

    In 2020, two new Il-76MD-90A aircraft were launched: on March 17, 2020, the first flight was made by the first aircraft built in 2020 with the factory number 0203 (RF-78658), and on August 26 - the second aircraft with the factory number 0204 (RF-78659). So far, these planes have not been delivered to the customer. Earlier, the Ministry of defense spread information that the ceremony of their transfer is scheduled for November 19, 2020, but it did not take place.

    Il-76MD-90A aircraft built under contract in 2012:

    z / n 0108 (RF-78654), first flight-December 15, 2015
    z / n 0109 (RF-78655), first flight-November 7, 2018
    z / n 0110 (RF-78656), first flight-December 22, 2018
    s/n 0202 (RF-78657), the first flight - June 13, 2019.
    s/n 0203 (RF-78658), the first flight - March 17, 2020.
    z / n 0204 (RF-78659), first flight - August 26, 2020
    z / n 0205 (RF-78660), first flight-December 6, 2020

    In addition, Aviastar-SP also built the first prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft (z / n 0201, RF-78741), which made its first flight on January 19, 2018, and its flight tests are currently continuing. This is what the AST Center writes in its blog.

    Thus, to date, the Aviastar-SP plant has built a total of 12 units of Il-76MD-90A. These are: pre-production prototype 78650, a-100 aircraft 78651, RF-78652, RF-78653, RF-78654, RF-78655, RF-78656, RF-78741 (Il-78MD-90A), RF-78657, RF-78658, RF-78659, RF-78660.

    In may 2020, the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation renegotiated the contract for the supply of Il-76MD-90A with Aviastar-SP JSC on new terms. The previous contract from 2012 assumed the delivery of 39 aircraft at an average of 3.6 billion rubles per aircraft. Subsequently, it turned out that each aircraft produced brings the plant about 1 billion rubles of losses, and Aviastar-SP was able to deliver only six cars. A total of 13 aircraft will now be delivered under the old contract, and a new contract for 14 aircraft will come into force from 2021 until 2028. The new price varies between 4.5 and 5 billion rubles per product.

    In 2020, Aviastar-SP JSC should transfer six Il-76MD-90A aircraft to the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation - such figures were announced in November 2019 by the then General Director of the Aviation complex im. Ilyushina Yuri Grudinin.

    https://aviation21.ru/tretij-v-2020-godu-il-76md-90a-izgotovlen-v-ulyanovske/
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    Post  LMFS Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:33 pm

    Development of Il-76MD-90A Assembly technology continues at the production line in Ulyanovsk

    The fuselage of the first Il-76MD-90A (z/n 206) aircraft, which is being assembled on the production line of the Stackless Assembly of the Aviastar-SP plant in Ulyanovsk, was moved from the PS electrical equipment installation station in mid-January.30 to the docking station of the PS.40 glider, according to the factory newspaper "Start".


    Work at the previous station was completed on schedule within 28 days. Specialists of the plant installed electrical wiring, electrical equipment, flight navigation and radio communication equipment, after which the fuselage was laid in the PS. 40 station. Currently, the fuselage has been docked with the cantilever part of the wing, which was previously transferred from shop 271.

    Parallel at the PS station.60 fully assembled and moved to the PS station.40 for the final Assembly of the airframe, the tail unit is a fin with a stabilizer.

    Like the PS. 10 fuselage compartment docking station, the PS.The system is fully automated. The glider docking stand consists of 10 columns. The stands include several laser trackers, the control of which is closely integrated into the station's control system.

    The positioning columns are designed for a load of 16 tons, which is significantly higher than the columns used for assembling the Superjet 100 and MS-21. They are also equipped with servo axes that are synchronously controlled by the control system controller. Currently, the development of a new complex for the enterprise is underway.

    Such technologies reduce the complexity of docking operations, ensure controlled quality, and reduce dependence on the qualifications of technical personnel.

    Upon completion of the airframe Assembly, the aircraft will be transferred to development stations, where it will be necessary to install on-Board equipment and engines, test systems under current and conduct General technical inspections. Then the new Il-76MD-90A will be transferred to the factory flight test station.

    The Il-76MD-90A (No. 0206) will be the first production aircraft built on the Il-76MD-90A automated production Assembly line, launched in October 2019. Its technological development will take place on the first three Il-76MD-90A aircraft (Nos. 206, 207 and 208). It is planned to start assembling 12 Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year by 2024.

    https://aviation21.ru/prodolzhaetsya-otrabotka-texnologii-sborki-il-76md-90a-na-linii-bezstapelnoj-sborki/

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:21 pm

    Russian defence minister asked aviastar to increase production to 10 il76-MD-90A per year.
    The 20 new and modernised  means that in addition to the newly build they should refurbish and modernise also 10 old il76  each year (I believe they have about a hundred il 76 in service and another 140 in reserve in various conditions).

    The question is if the modernised aircrafts will be at the Il-76 MDM standard (with new avionics,  navigation systems and other upgrades taken from the il-76 MD-90A, but) with the cheaper (but less powerful and more fuel consuming) D30 engines, or if they will install PS90 engines on both new and modernised aircrafts.

    I know that in the article it only mentioned il-76 MD-90A, that should mean the new PS90 engine, but until now the modernised il76 had kept the D30 engines (sometimes newly built)


    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/10813627


    Shoigu set a task for aircraft manufacturers to enter production of up to 10 Il-76MD-90A per year

    The Minister of Defense also said that it is necessary to start production of 20 new and modernized Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year, so that by 2030 their fleet will exceed 250 aircraft.

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    Post  Arrow Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:47 pm

    Rodion_Romanovic wrote:

    The Minister of Defense also said that it is necessary to start production of 20 new and modernized Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year, so that by 2030 their fleet will exceed 250 aircraft.
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    In 2030, production will amount to 1/3 of what the USSR produced annually. Incredible collapse in relation to the times of the USSR.
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    Post  owais.usmani Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:14 pm

    Arrow wrote:
    Rodion_Romanovic wrote:

    The Minister of Defense also said that it is necessary to start production of 20 new and modernized Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year, so that by 2030 their fleet will exceed 250 aircraft.

    In 2030, production will amount to 1/3 of what the USSR produced annually.  Incredible collapse in relation to the times of the USSR.

    If they want, they can produce the same output or even more than USSR, their industry is capable of it. But do they really need it? what would they do with all those hundreds of IL-76 newly produced then?

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