The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation during a visit to the Avistar-SP enterprise in Ulyanovsk set the task to enter the production of up to 10 IL-76MD-90A aircraft per year
The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, checked the work of the Avistar-SP aviation enterprise in Ulyanovsk, where he set the task of producing up to 10 IL-76MD-90A military transport aircraft per year.
"In 2020, we received three aircraft, and in 2021, we have plans for five vehicles. It is necessary to reach the level of 10 aircraft per year in the future — " the head of the military department instructed at a meeting on the results of work at the enterprise. — The task is not easy. Today we will hear how it will be solved."
In addition, the Defence Minister set a goal to produce 20 new and modernized IL-76MD-90A aircraft per year, so that by 2030 their fleet will exceed 250 vehicles.
Sergei Shoigu also noted that six AN-124 aircraft were repaired in 2020. "I hope that we will reach the required number of serviceable aircraft," the head of the military department said.
Earlier, the Minister of Defence, as part of a working trip to the troops of the Central Military District, checked the progress of the state defense order at the Ulyanovsk plant Aviastar-SP.
Sergey Shoigu was shown the maintenance of IL-76MD-90 and Tu aircraft-214-300-100 at the flight test station of the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield, the final assembly shops of the IL-76MD-90A, Tu-204 aircraft, the assembly line. The Minister examined in detail one of the new IL-76MD-90A aircraft, asked the opinion of the pilots about the aircraft.
During the meeting, under the leadership of the head of the military department, issues related to the implementation of state contracts for the IL-76MD-90A and AN-124 programs were discussed, and priority measures were identified to address current issues. Proposals to resume production of AN-124 aircraft were also considered.
Sergei Shoigu pays great attention to interaction with aircraft manufacturers and regularly, once a quarter, hears them on the implementation of the state defense order.
Aviastar-SP is one of the most modern enterprises in the aviation industry, equipped with high-quality equipment. The plant specializes in the production of heavy transport, passenger and cargo aircraft.
The company also provides warranty and post-warranty maintenance of aircraft. In addition, the company is developing the production of the IL-112B light transport aircraft.