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TRANSPORT IL-476 COMPLETED STATE FLIGHT TESTS

Transport aircraft Il-476 under the name of “Ulyanovsk” fully completed the program of flight tests and is ready for operation, said in a message posted Thursday on the website of the manufacturer plant “Aviastar-SP”.

Test flight of the new aircraft was conducted with the participation of representatives of the State flight test centre (glits) arrived from Moscow.

“All major systems – flight-navigation complex system of automatic control of the flight crew of Glitsa evaluated as “excellent”. Now the ship is ready for operation,” said chief designer “Il” Andrew Yurasov, quoted by the press service of the plant “Aviastar-SP”.

Currently the plane is preparing to transfer to the customer – “Taganrog aviation scientific-technical complex. G. M. Beriev” – to create a special aircraft system based on modern platforms.

Deputy Director of “UAC – Transport aircraft” Nikolai original thunks previously reported that the delivery of new transport aircraft Il-476 abroad can begin after 2018.

Transport aircraft Il-476 is a deep modernization of transport aircraft Il – 76MD – Il-76MD-90A development KB name C. C. Ilyushin together with KB aviation plant “Aviastar” (Ulyanovsk). Development generally completed by the spring of 2009. In 2009 it was planned to conclude a contract for the production of a series of six aircraft Il-476 for India. In 2010 it was planned to build the sample plane for fatigue tests at TSAGI (the town of Akhtubinsk), and in 2011 to begin mass production of the Il-476.

The first flight of an aircraft intended for landing troops, military equipment and various goods, was held in September 2012.

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