The Il-96-300VIP No. 96018 aircraft will be repaired in Voronezh. The relevant tender was published on the public procurement website on Thursday, December 6. Up to 33.6 million rubles will be allocated for the work. The aircraft belongs to “Russia” special flight detachment. The aircraft is designed to carry members of the Russian Government, the presidential administration and accompanying persons.

The customer was the Voronezh Aviation Plant. According to the documentation, experts will eliminate the defects of the interior in the passenger cabin and VIP-zone. The work on the Aviation Plant’s territory will be performed until February 20, 2019. “Sirius” passenger entertainment system will be repaired. The passenger seats have loose armrests, there are cracks and chips on the tables, chair covers and pockets are torn. There are cracks and abrasions, burnout and chips on the light emergency floor paths. Applications for participation in the tender are accepted until December 17. The electronic tender will be held on December 18.

Voronezh Aviation Plant received more than 118.6 million rubles for the modification of the Il-96-300 aircraft in April 2017. The modifications should improve flight safety when carrying out particularly important flights.