Construction of the first sample light military transport aircraft Il-112V started by Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company, Chief Designer of “Ilyushin Aviation Complex” Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
“All the works are going according to plan. Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company has already started construction of the first sample of the aircraft. It will be built by the end of 2016. The first flight of the aircraft will take place in June 2017,” – said Talikov during the MAKS-2015.
Light military transport aircraft Il-112V is designed for transportation and air landing light weapons and military equipment, goods and personnel, as well as for the transport of a wide range of different loads at the commercial operation of the aircraft. Il-112V will replace the An-26.