First serial Il-76MD-90A to Defense ministry


The first Russian serial Il-76MD-90A, military transport plane, built at factory in Ulyanovsk, has been handed to the customer.

In all, the ministry bought 39 planes under the agreement signed in 2012.

Three previous examples are not yet used in military units.

This year the plant will fulfill two more planes, eight more planes are being worked at.

This Il-76MD-90A is a new modernized version of the well known Il-76.

Now the ministry studies the possibility to enlarge the order. India and China are among probable buyers of the planes in the future.

The same plant constructs also the Sukhoi Superjet family.


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