Specialists of the S.V. Ilyushin Aviation Complex (the headquarters of the UAC Transport Aviation Division) carried out the final painting of the first prototype IL-114-300. The aircraft received a unique livery for participation in future test and certification flights.
"The color of the aircraft will help us determine the appearance and composition of the coatings to be used on the serial IL-114-300. It is extremely important for us that the coating has special protective properties, high weather resistance, strength, elasticity, "said Maxim Kuzmenko, director of the Il-114 program.
In November 2019, a preliminary installation of the cockpit equipment and the aircraft control system was carried out, which confirmed the correctness of the selected design decisions during the modernization of the aircraft.
"Currently, under the cooperation program at serial plants of VASO PJSC, Aviastar-SP JSC and Sokol Aviation Plant, units of two Il-114-300 aircraft are being manufactured, which will be assembled at the site of the head manufacturer of MiG RSK JSC in the branches of LAZ named after P.A. Voronin, Lukhovitsy. It is planned to begin ground and then flight tests of the first prototype IL-114-300 next year. At the end of 2020, it is planned to connect the Il-114-300 aircraft assembled at the LAZ them. P. A. Voronin. In 2022, it is planned to complete the certification of IL-114-300, and from 2023 to begin mass deliveries, "said Yuri Grudinin, head of DTA, general director of PJSC Il.
The IL-114-300 regional turboprop aircraft is being modernized to meet the requirements of key regional civil aviation carriers. IL-114-300 will come to replace the decommissioned An-24, as well as a number of foreign analogues.
The aircraft is being created in cooperation with leading Russian developers of systems and equipment, the most significant volume of which is supplied by enterprises of the State Corporation Rostec.
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