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Ilyushin Il-114-300 Twin-engine Turboprop Aircraft Resumes Flight Test Program

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Ilyushin Il-114-300 Twin-engine Turboprop Aircraft Resumes Flight Test Program

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Ilyushin Il-114-300 Twin-engine Turboprop Aircraft Resumes Flight Test Program
Ilyushin Il-114-300 Twin-engine Turboprop Aircraft Resumes Flight Test Program

The United Aircraft Corporation (part of the Rostec State Corporation) resumed the Il-114-300 flight test program, within the framework of which the second prototype aircraft made its first flight from the airfield of the branch of PJSC UAC – LAZ named after. P.A. Voronina. The aircraft was piloted by a crew consisting of the aircraft commander, chief pilot, Honored Test Pilot of the Russian Federation Sergei Sukhar, Honored Test Pilot of the Russian Federation Igor Zinov, and on-board test engineer 1st class Oleg Gryazev. The flight lasted 40 minutes and took place at altitudes up to 900 m and at speeds up to 230 km/h. During the tests, the stability and controllability of the aircraft was checked, as well as the stable operation of Russian systems and equipment, most of which were manufactured by enterprises of the Rostec State Corporation.

The crew commander reported that the flight went smoothly, the systems and equipment worked properly, and the flight program was completed in full. Before the start of flights, the aircraft underwent a cycle of ground tests: workshop and airfield tests were carried out. Taxiing and high-speed runs were also performed as part of the flight test program. The developer of the aircraft is a subsidiary of UAC, PJSC Il; the final assembly of the aircraft is carried out at an enterprise in Lukhovitsy near Moscow. The Il-114-300 aircraft consists of Russian components, and many UAC enterprises participate in the cooperation. The aircraft’s design documentation was converted into digital form, and a digital model of the aircraft was created. This allows Il PJSC and aircraft factories involved in cooperation to create the aircraft to work in a single information space.

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Il-114-300 regional passenger aircraft with a maximum capacity of 68 seats. It will replace the An-24 on local airlines. The IL-114-300 will be able to operate autonomously from relatively small airfields with both concrete and dirt surfaces. In addition, it is planned to use it in Arctic regions. The aircraft is equipped with a TV7-117ST-01 engine, which has undergone a series of modifications. A new TA 14-114 auxiliary power unit has also been installed, which will ensure the aircraft’s autonomy during maintenance and preparation for flight at poorly equipped airfields. The TV7-117ST-01 aircraft engine is a modern development of the St. Petersburg enterprise ODK-Klimov. The power plant has increased power at takeoff and includes a new AB112-114 propeller with an increased thrust of 4 tons.

The Ilyushin Il-114 is a Russian twin-engine turboprop airliner, designed for local routes. Intended to replace the Antonov An-24, it first flew in 1990. Production of the Il-114 was temporarily suspended in July 2012, with the sixth and last aircraft delivered to Uzbekistan Airlines on 24 May 2013. From 2005, an Il-114 was converted into a flying testbed by Agat and Radar-MMS. With a capability to loiter for 14 hours, Agat and Radar-MMS have turned it into an advanced-technology maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) demonstrator. Il-114 RA93001 aircraft demonstrated the transmission of telemetry and targeting data in real time using a wide-band secure datalink using the Kasatka rescue and targeting complex during IMDS’2015 maritime show. This Il-114 has a FLIR under the nose, a magnetometer in the tail section, a semi-automatic sonobuoy dispenser, and two pylons under the fuselage for sensor pods or Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. On the right side of the fuselage, a GSh-2-23 twin-barrel 23-mm rapid fire cannon pod can be installed, with conformal metric-band antennas on both sides.

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