Voronezh aircraft Il-112V received the flight permission, RIA “Novosti” reported with reference to its own source in the aviation industry. The positive decision allowing for the start of flight tests was issued by the methodological council on Thursday, March 28.

According to the source, "the plane will fly in the next couple of days”. The test start date depends on weather conditions. The first flight tests were scheduled for the end of March - the beginning of April.

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.

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.