MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s newest army transport aircraft, Il-112V, will assist to improve Russia’s fleet of army transport plane, presently dominated by Soviet-made An-26, stated Sergei Ganin, the chief designer of the Ilyushin plane maker (a part of the United Plane Company).
“Il-112V is a lightweight army transport aircraft that may substitute turboprop plane, resembling An-24 and An-26. However, on this regard, it is very important observe that Antonov plane have been created again in Soviet occasions, in accordance with duties and necessities of that period. Il-112V is an plane of the current day, which absolutely corresponds to necessities for its gear, engine, environmental norms and noise degree,” Ganin stated.
In his phrases, all the aircraft’s spare components, techniques and gear are absolutely Russian-made.
“We’re working solely with home provides, and this provides us <…> an vital industrial benefit,” Ganin stated.
Based on the chief designer, ongoing trials present that the prototype corresponds to technical specs of the venture.
“We at the moment are confirming traits stipulated by the technical assignmenet,” he stated. “These necessities embrace additional improvement with regard to future modifications.”.