Aviastar-SP, one of the largest enterprises of Russia’s aircraft industry, will deliver a total of three latest Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft in 2015, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Aviastar-SP CEO Sergey Dementyev.
A contract for delivery of 39 Il-76MD-90A aircraft to Russian Ministry of Defense was signed in 2012. Under the contract the first jet of the type was delivered to the ministry in April 2015.
“Production of Il-76MD-90A is the enterprise’s top-priority project. In 2015 the plant delivered one jet of the type. Under the contract with the Ministry of Defense Aviastar will deliver two more Il-76MD-90A aircraft this year,” the enterprise’s press-service noted.
In late May Il-76MD-90A MSN 0105 was delivered from the Aviastar’s final assembly workshop to Spektr-Avia responsible for painting the jet. All the necessary aircraft systems and equipment were installed; the jet’s cockpit is fitted with state-of-the-art avionics. Leakage tests of the wing box and wing stub box have been successfully completed, the press-service noted.
“After the painting is complete, the ground tests of the new Il-76MD-90A will continue,” Aviastar reports. After that the jet will be delivered to the customer. Il-76MD-90A was derived from the proven Il-76 aircraft developed by Ilyushin Company”.