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UAC rolls out Il-112V airlifter first prototype


UAC's Il-112V airlifter first prototype has been rolled out yesterday. "The first flight prototype of Il-112V light transport aircraft has been handed over to the flight test station in Voronezh aviation plant," the Russian aircraft maker said on its Twitter account.


UAC rolls out Il 112V airlifter first prototype The Il-112V first prototype rolled out yesterday
(Credit: UAC)


On early February, the first prototype of the Ilyushin Il-112V airlifter was brought into the final assembly shop of the Voronezh Aircraft Plant (VASO).

The Il-112V military transport plane is being developed to replace the Antonov An-24 (NATO reporting name: Coke) and An-26 (Curl) turboprop aircraft.

The Voronezh Aircraft Plant (VASO) is planned to assemble eight planes of this type annually. It was reported earlier that Russia’s Defense Ministry was planning to order 62 Il-112V planes.

UEC’s Klimov Company is developing the TV7-117ST turboprop engine for the Il-112V plane.

The engine has a capacity of 3,000 hp in the maximum takeoff mode and an emergency rating of up to 3,600 hp. The AV-112 propeller is highly effective and increases the power plant’s thrust.

The Klimov Company began the bench tests of the TV7-117ST engine in September 2016. The engine will be serial-produced by UEC subsidiaries, in particular, the Klimov, Chernyshev Machine-Building and Salyut Gas-Turbine Engineering Companies.