Ulyanovsk supplied another Il-76 military aircraft to Russian VKS

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MOSCOW ($1=61.50 Russian Rubles) — The Russian army received the fourth Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft in a year. In its Telegram channel, the United Aircraft Corporation [UAC] announced that its subsidiary Aviastar has built and delivered another production heavy military transport aircraft. The recipient is the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

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The fourth Il-76MD-90A rolled off the production lines on November 28. The Il-76MD-90A is a military aircraft, but due to its good characteristics, the Russian Federation decided that it could also be used for civil aviation. The Il-76MD military series is equipped with economical Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 engines. It has a new cockpit, upgraded avionics, and new one-piece carbon-fiber wings.

Just about a month ago, on November 7th, an aircraft of the same class, but model IL-76TD-90VD, made the first landing on the icy surface of Antarctica. BulgarianMilitary.com reported at the time that the flight was from Cape Town to Progress Station, lasted 6 hours and plane traveled 5,300 km. This flight was civilian and was carrying supplies, equipment, and personnel that would perform repair and construction work.

The UAC Telegram channel also reports that the Ulyanovsk Aviastar Aircraft Plant is enjoying full production and an increase in production capacity. The company continues to recruit staff, says the UAC. So far, 1,000 new jobs have been created, and due to increased production, another 1,100 personnel will be hired in 2023, says the UAC.

Mr. Yuriy Slyudar, General Director of UAC says in his comment that the state company entrusted to him delivered the military transport aircraft to strengthen the Russian defense capabilities. He emphasized that the fifth aircraft of the same model and class has already been put into production on the production and assembly lines.

“In the workshops, there are several aircraft in various degrees of readiness, which are planned to be put into operation in 2023,” added Mr. Slyusar.

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