The first Voronezh-made Il-112V military cargo aircraft took off on Saturday, March 30. The flight tests were successful, the Press Service of PJSC "Il" reported to the RIA Voronezh correspondent. The start of the test was postponed from 9:00 to 12:00 due to weather conditions: there was poor visibility in the city.
An IL-114 aircraft accompanied the airplane during the first flight. Its crew measured the system performance parameters of the new cargo aircraft.
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Il-112V made three laps in 45 minutes. During this time, it performed two simulated landings with descent over the runway to 50 meters.
IL-112 is a new type of aircraft that can solve high-level tasks. The aircraft will be built not only for the Armed IL-112 is a new type of aircraft that can carry out high-level tasks. The aircraft will be built not only for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation but also for export markets, including the defense ministries of the partner countries of Russia. The first Il-112B military cargo aircraft was transferred to the VASO flight test station at the end of November 2018.
Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin congratulated everyone on the first Il-112V flight on Twitter:
Поздравляю летчиков-испытателей, своего сына Алексея и весь коллектив ильюшинцев с первым полётом лёгкого военно-транспортного самолёта ИЛ-112В! pic.twitter.com/2jRP3NHiCE— Дмитрий Рогозин (@Rogozin) 30 марта 2019 г.
In addition, the Voronezh Aircraft Plant will produce the mainplane of the IL-114-300 aircraft. Serial production of the aircraft will be launched in 2022-2023.