The project is the creation of the Il-76MD-90A was implemented for 5 years since 2007. Thanks to the efforts of many organizations under the control of JSC "UAC" (United Aircraft Company). The main executor of works on preparation of production and launch of Il-76MD-90A series is the creation of JSC "UAC — Transport Aircraft", the main developer — JSC "Ilyushin Aviation Complex. SV Ilyushin, "manufacturer" Aviastar-SP ", which are part of JSC" UAC ", as co-executors of the project" Perm Engine Company ", JSC" Kotlin-Innovator ", JSC" Techpribor ", JSC" MIEA ", JSC" Hydraulic Unit "JSC" Aviaagregat ", OAO" Power "and other organizations.
Responsibility of the Chief Project Manager Andrey Yurasov, "July 7, 2012 the aircraft was relocated from the assembly line at the flight test station" Aviastar-SP ". Was formed encompassing team consisting of professionals, "IL", "Aviastar" organizations and developers of systems and equipment. The brigade included the best experts at the above-mentioned companies with large experience in testing systems and equipment aircraft of various modifications of aircraft Il-76. From now begun preliminary ground tests. Work comprehensive team conducted very active. NIGHT MODE of days and did not stop working out of various systems and equipment with the following operational removal of comments creating "Aviastar-SP".
Aviastar for this plane is a fundamentally new product. Because of the production he was given special attention. Was organized twice-daily monitoring of programs from tests run improvements and removal of comments.
The first step of ground tests completed in August 2012 and plane was transferred to OJSC "IL". "But work comprehensive test team did not end there. Began the second step of preparatory ground testing — a step airfield castings. Step claimed huge effort on the part of professionals, "IL" and all units "Aviastar-SP". The main point of land preparatory test was the implementation of the first set start engines PS-90A-76 ", — says A. Yurasov.
I must say that slider PS-90A-76 — a modern serial slider, made Perm Engine Company. The engine PS-90A-76 was municipal tests according to the requirements of the Ministry of Defense, also has Type Certificate Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC). Given slider meets all the requirements of the ICAO.
1st race engines was 13 September 2012. Start engines and their work passed without comment. A successful start-up and race engines intended forthcoming accelerated works on preparation for the first flight.
After that spices of "IL" tests were conducted of all systems and equipment for aircraft engines running.
General Director — General Designer of "IL" Viktor Livanov was constantly on "Aviastar-SP", produced in the process of management of the principal and responsible steps to prepare for the first flight under its control to solve the most complex technical and organizational difficulties involved in making preparation for the flight (pictured V.V.Livanov and test pilot Kuimov ND).
Knows how to AV Yurasov, "September 21, 2012 plane and taxiing out for a run. Have been produced for a run-encompassing evaluation of the braking system, reversing devices and brake flaps, of all systems and equipment. " Preparation for the first flight was monitored experts at the Methodological Council of experimental aircraft under the control of its chairman, chief of the FSUE "LII im.M.N.Gromova" P.N.Vlasova. On the same day it received the approval of Methodological Council for the execution of the take-off of aircraft.
22 September 2012. was made the first flight in accordance with the programs. The flight duration was 29 minutes.
In the course of the flight test evaluated the functioning of all systems and equipment of the airplane, its engines at different steps of the flight evaluation stability and maneuverability, the electrical system display, made all-encompassing evaluation of the braking system, reversing devices, brake flaps, the operation of flight and navigation, radio and radio communications equipment, within the boundaries set by the restrictions, according to industry flight test program there.
According to the crew commander of a test pilot Nikolai Kuimova defined — "all aircraft systems were working normally, without any problems."
But the most gratifying that, along with the creation of the first prototype of the aircraft at Aviastar were preparing for mass production of the machine. We managed to walk through the shops of the enterprise, and what we have seen is impressive. Extent of colossal — all states that the creation of a batch of 476-this is the reality. We offer you a special photo spread with "Aviastar-SP":