Painting of the second Il-76MD-90A aircraft completed in the Ulyanovsk region
It took AO "Spektr-Avia" 18 days to complete the painting. Ilyushin Aviation Complex is the main developer of the aircraft, and Aviastar-SP is the manufacturer.
“Ulyanovsk Aviation Production Complex has been working on the state order since 2012 to manufacture heavy transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A for the country's military and security forces. The plant has major challenges to produce a military and a civil version of this aircraft. Our priority task is to provide the largest production with orders, which, in turn, will ensure that its workers have full-time employment and good salaries”, – the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.
Now Il-76MD-90A (serial number 0110) has been transferred to the flight test facility to continue flight tests. Then the plane will be shipped to the customer.
According to Vitaly Zotov, First Deputy Director of AO "Spektr-Avia", painting of the aircraft was performed with the use of the Russian acrylic urethane matt enamel AK-1206. “The coating has special protective properties, as well as high weather resistance, durability, and elasticity. In total, we used about 1130 kg of paints and varnishes; 360 kg were left as dry weight”, – Vitaly Zotov explained.
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Il-76MD-90A is an upgraded version of the well-known aircraft Il-76. It was originally developed by the Ilyushin Aviation Complex. The new integrated flight and navigation system, the automatic control system, the communications system and the “glass cabin” comply with all up-to-date aircraft avionics requirements and significantly increase the flight safety, navigation and cargo. Replacement of standard D-30KP2 engines with the cutting-edge PS-90A-76 ones, installation of a modified wing and a reinforced landing gear significantly improved the aircraft performance.