Garry will be happy :p
From what I understand they want to do some modifications to the wings. However it says that they need some changes to the engines but that at the moment there are no alternatives to the TV7-117 (in theory there is the more powerful PDV4000 in development, but probably it is still at least a few years away (and its development has likely faced additional delays as well).
According to the Il-112V program, it is planned to finalize the engine and wing
Four years after the first flight and almost two years after the crash of the Il-112V light military transport aircraft, the first positive news on this project appeared. Telegram channel AviaCommentsinformedthat work on the IL-112V program will continue, the changes will affect the engine and wing.
In 2017-2019, Alexei Rogozin worked as Vice President of the United Aircraft Corporation for Transport Aviation and General Director of PJSC Il. He left this post almost immediately after the first flight of the Il-112V - in early April 2019.
By 2017, the development of the Il-112V had been going on for more than 15 years, but was repeatedly stopped due to the lack of engines of the required power. The first flight of the Il-112V prototype was planned to be carried out in 2016-2017. However, for the first time this aircraft took off in Voronezh on March 30, 2019. The resulting plane turned out to be heavier than the calculated one, and Rogozin was tasked with reducing the weight of the car and lifting it into the sky.
“For starters, the General Director ordered to install his desktop directly in the final assembly shop of VASO. No, the general director of Ilyushin did not stand over the soul of the assemblers of the "one hundred and twelfth". But he preferred to personally fix and remove problems in the process of how the prototype was saturated with components.
The new general director created a kind of anti-crisis headquarters, capable of solving issues related to finalizing the design of the first prototype, as well as cooperation between the competencies of the plant, design bureau, financial management, and so on, as quickly as possible. In fact, this headquarters became the prototype of a new management model that manually unites “on a living thread” in a situation where there is no time for buildup, design bureaus, factories and pickers,”reportedin February 2023 RIA FAN.
Aleksey Rogozin himself news about the continuation of work on the aircraftcommentedlike this: “Under the program, in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Defense, not only an aircraft was created (not without flaws, but the first copies always have them). For the first time in recent Russian history, a transport aircraft with the maximum level of import substitution was created from scratch. Dozens of enterprises that created the most modern domestic aviation systems and electronics participated in the cooperation.”
According to him, many technical solutions have been worked out, a significant part of which is in demand today when creating the MS-21 and SSJ-New aircraft, as well as to maintain the airworthiness of foreign equipment included in the fleet of Russian airlines.
“The work of the creators of the Il-112 was not wasted, but, of course, if we talk about transport aviation, a lot of time has been lost. One way or another, there was no alternative to this project and still is not. An aircraft to replace the An-26, An-32 and even An-12 should appear.
I hope that in the near future work on the Il-112, taking into account the overdue design changes, will resume. Russia needs a domestic light transporter,” Alexei Rogozin emphasized.
This is instead a translation of the telegram post quoted by the article above
Manturov spoke about the fate of the IL-112
"This project will be modified, technological changes will affect the design of the wing and engines," said Deputy Prime Minister - Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov on the sidelines of SPIEF-2023, answering a question about the Il-112V project.
Recall that the first prototype Il-112V crashed in August 2021 in the Moscow region. The preliminary cause was called an engine fire, which was visible on the video footage of the tragedy.
The final causes of the disaster, based on the results of the work of the commission of inquiry, were not officially reported, but information leaked to the media that the engine fire led to unacceptable damage to the control system in the wing and loss of controllability.
The construction of new aircraft models was suspended, there were suggestions about the termination of the program - problems with being overweight, a disaster, difficulties with fine-tuning the engine ...
Manturov's comment shows that the decision on the fate of the Il-112 aircraft has been made and we are ready to announce that the program will continue.
The main reason that the IL-112 cannot be abandoned at the moment is that it must urgently replace the retiring An-26 fleet.
We do not have another development that is at the stage of building prototypes. And we also don’t have an alternative to the TV7-117ST engine, which is needed for an aircraft of this class, which they are trying to bring to the Il-112/114.
Certainty with the future of the program allows you to move from reasoning to the allocation of funds and intensification of work.