In Ulyanovsk, the new Il-76MD-90A is undergoing ground testing
07.05.2021, 05:47 207
Construction of a new Il-76MD-90A heavy transport aircraft (z/n 206) assembled using a stackless technology is being completed at the new production line of Aviastar-SP JSC. The aircraft is at the final stage of production in the extreme development station OS-30.
At the end of April, the first roll-out of the vehicle was made for testing the fuel caisson of the wing and center section for tightness, the press service of the enterprise said.
Transport, household and emergency rescue equipment has already been tested, removable equipment has been installed, the product has been leveled, flight navigation and radio communication equipment has been tested, and the fuselage has been tested for tightness.
Thus, the first aircraft assembled in the new production line of assembly of the PLC-76, which was put into operation in October 2019, is in a high degree of readiness for subsequent transfer to flight tests. At the enterprise's flight test station, preparations are underway for ground testing of the aircraft, which, after completing the flight program, will join the BTA aviation regiment based in Ulyanovsk.
Work on the installation of the PLC-76 line began at Aviastar-SP in the fall of 2016. The workshop where the line is installed has a length of 500 m and a width of 100 m. 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.
"Initially, it was assumed that the installation of the PLC-76 and debugging of the line would take about a year, but in reality we had to spend twice as much time. Car number 206 is being built for more than a year and a half. This is the first MTC IL-76MD-90A built this year. The plan for 2021 is for five aircraft of this type. At this rate of production, a maximum of four Il-76MD-90A aircraft will be built this year, " the editorial board of the Moscow region newspaper believes. «Zhukovsky news».