January 28 Ulyanovsk Aircraft Plant produced Il-76MD-90A made its first flight on a long production test program. It was held under the control of a test pilot and Hero of Russia Nicholas Kuimova 4:00 and lasted 25 minutes, the press service of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region.
"According to experts, the first after the painting, the completion of the systems and equipment of the vessel long flight was a success. The specified program is fully implemented. It included evaluation of aircraft equipment, the operation of the automatic control, stability and control characteristics of the aircraft, engine starting, go-around. The route took in test flights airport "Ulyanovsk-East" at altitudes up to 10,000 meters ", — the press-service.
In the near future flight model of the Il-76MD-90A will be sent to the Zhukovsky flight testing to continue.