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Russia’s new Il-112V prototype completes maiden flight

17th April 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia’s first prototype of the Il-112V transport aircraft, built by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has completed its first flight in Voronezh, Rostec announced on 11 April.

According to the company, the components and assemblies of the new plane, built by Rostec’s organisations, successfully performed during the first flight of the aircraft.

The aircraft will eventually replace the aging fleet of An-26 aircraft.

The aircraft is equipped with TV7-117ST turboprop engines produced by United Engine Corporation and has a maximum take-off power output of 3100hp. The Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern KRET is implementing an automatic control system and Technodinamika has designed the aircraft’s landing gear, hydraulics and power supply systems.

The aircraft is capable of conducting operations from poorly equipped airports and unpaved runways.

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