Friday, December 2, 2022

New Russian heavy military transport aircraft has confirmed its strength characteristics

The new Russian Il-76MD-90A heavy military transport aircraft has confirmed its strength characteristics during static tests of the wing consoles.

That was reported by PJSC “United Aircraft Corporation”.

Fatigue tests within the scope of the projected resource of 8000 flights and static tests with application the maximum possible load to the structure were performed.


This confirmed the characteristics of the design strength of intended loads, which make up 150% of the operational limit.

Earlier one of upgraded IL-76MD-90A heavy military-transport aircraft has made a flight from Ulyanovsk to Zhukovsky city after the completion of the first stage of joint state tests.
The modernization of the aircraft included modification of flight navigation system, installation of airborne defence system and new-generation communication system.

The Il-76MD-90A is a new military transport aircraft (code name: IL-476) developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). It is a modernised version of the IL-76MD which itself is based on the IL-76 cargo aircraft platform.

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