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Il-112V military airlifter enters final assembly stage

World Defense & Security Industry News - Ilyushin
Il-112V military airlifter enters final assembly stage
The first prototype of the Ilyushin Il-112V airlifter has been brought into the final assembly shop of the Voronezh Aircraft Plant (VASO), the wing has been mated with the fuselage, according to VASO’s press office. "VASO has completed the mating of the wing and fuselage of the Il-112V light military transport aircraft, the first prototype has been moved to the final assembly ship," the press office said.
Ilyushin Il 112V military airlifter enters final assembly stage 640 001Ilyushin Il-112V airlfiter's first prototype undergoing final assembly at VASO plant
(Credit: Ilyushin)
It added that the Il-112V’s wing was a one-piece structure - a feature of the advanced light airlifter, which will reduce its weight and increase its operational efficiency.

"The one-piece wing has equipped a Russian transport plane for the first time," the press office commented.

"The airframe of the Il-112V’s first prototype will have been completed before the end of February. Then, the installation of the engines, systems and equipment will follow. The aircraft is being built from Russian-made components only and will have the avionics based on only Russian-made electronic componentry. At the same time, the construction of a second prototype for the structural and endurance tests is in progress," VASO explained.

Ilyushin has been developing the advanced Russian-made Il-112V military transport aircraft under the R&D order placed by the Russian Defense Ministry. The light airlifter with a maximum payload of 5 tons is designed to haul troops, combat gear and cargo and replace the Antonov An-24 (Coke) and An-26 (Curl) turboprop transports.

The maiden flight of the Il-112V, which prime contractor is VASO, is slated for July 1, 2017. According to Il-112V Program Manager Dmitry Savelyev, the Russian Aerospace Force alone needs 35 planes of the type. VASO is capable of building 12 aircraft per year.
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