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.