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Upgraded An-124 "Ruslan" made the first flight

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Aviastar-SP JSC (part of the UAC transport division) completed the restoration of airworthiness and modernization of the An-124-100 Ruslan heavy transport aircraft, which earlier, on December 1 of this year, was named after the great aircraft designer Oleg Antonov. Recall that this symbolic action was the result of a joint initiative of the command of the military transport aviation and the management of the transport division of PJSC UAC.


Upgraded An-124 "Ruslan" made the first flight


The aircraft was previously operated as part of the military transport aviation of Russia, the aircraft operating time was 1234 flight hours, he successfully made 719 flights.

In October, 2017 of the year, in the workshop of the final assembly of Aviastar-SP, JSC, production work was completed on the modernization of the airframe and aircraft systems. From the An-124 variant, it was converted into the An-124-100 modification, the service life and life of the aircraft was extended, and the malfunctions arising during the long-term operation were eliminated. As a result, the life of the aircraft has been extended to 33 years.

On December 20, the An-124-100 “Ruslan” plane at the flight test station of Aviastar-SP, JSC, made an introductory flight. Earlier, ground tests, engine race and other routine maintenance were also performed. As a result, the aircraft was adopted by the operating organization.
Photos used:
https://www.aviaport.ru/
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  1. Yoshi
    Yoshi 22 December 2017 11: 46 New
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    And work will continue on upgrading the engine, engine management systems, other monitoring and control devices ... This is a real and interesting job. Glory to aircraft engineers! And it’s good that we can do it ourselves. Without help from the "partners" who "suck" our experts. God would have given the mind to leadership so that they thought how to create attractive conditions for new generations of designers.
    1. figwam
      figwam 22 December 2017 12: 03 New
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      I alone see that this is a photo montage?
      1. FID
        FID 22 December 2017 12: 17 New
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        Not alone....
        1. Popovich
          Popovich 22 December 2017 12: 43 New
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          Quote: SSI
          Not alone....

          keen falcon ... damn
      2. You Vlad
        You Vlad 22 December 2017 12: 17 New
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        Quote: figvam
        I alone see that this is a photo montage?

        It’s not mounting, but closing the chassis wings hi
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        2. figwam
          figwam 22 December 2017 12: 33 New
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          There may be sashes, but the photo is one and only small.
      3. Hagalaz
        Hagalaz 22 December 2017 12: 18 New
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        Do you judge by the rear chassis?
      4. Piramidon
        Piramidon 22 December 2017 12: 43 New
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        Quote: figvam
        I alone see that this is a photo montage?

        And on what grounds?
        1. figwam
          figwam 22 December 2017 12: 53 New
          +1
          Piramidon

          Chassis square
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 22 December 2017 12: 55 New
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            Quote: figvam
            Chassis square

            So this is not the chassis, but the sash of their hatches. The chassis is almost removed. If you enlarge the picture, then the wheels inside the chassis niches are visible.
            1. volodimer
              volodimer 22 December 2017 13: 45 New
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              Photo, unfortunately, is definitely a montage. On the site of JSC United Aircraft Corporation, this is even more clearly visible, on all other sites there is only this "photo". I hope that this was due to the desire of news agencies to urgently broadcast the illustrated information on the air. It is possible that real photos of the first flight of Oleg Antonov will not be long in coming.
              I would not want to catch the press on "IL-2 screenshots."
              1. Piramidon
                Piramidon 22 December 2017 16: 06 New
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                Quote: volodimer
                Photo, unfortunately, definitely photo montage

                All the same, it is not clear what exactly this very “photomontage”, in your opinion, is expressed in? Just that this is one photograph?
            2. Hagalaz
              Hagalaz 22 December 2017 15: 22 New
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              And the outside of the lower sash of the left chassis is also visible.
              Vooot, but the agency is guilty ...
    2. Bronevick
      Bronevick 22 December 2017 12: 31 New
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      If only the certificate of airworthiness was extended.
  2. RASKAT
    RASKAT 22 December 2017 11: 48 New
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    What about the engines? It seems they were produced in Zaporozhye? Or have you learned how to repair it yourself?
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 22 December 2017 14: 15 New
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      If not overhaul, then you can do it yourself. But engine modernization can only be done by the developer and manufacturer. By the way, the D-18 engines, "Motor Sich", are shipped regularly, just not in those volumes. The question is where would it be? And in Russia, planes fly.
      1. Looking for
        Looking for 22 December 2017 20: 22 New
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        Are you sure or just to write.
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 22 December 2017 20: 32 New
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          Quote: Seeker
          Are you sure or just to write.

          I would not know, I did not write. Are you just interested, or where will you report?
  3. Swar
    Swar 22 December 2017 12: 06 New
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    I had a chance to arrange a crew and inspect An124 for my service in the PV. Impressions of the plane were left beyond words! It’s good that after all the troubles, An 124-100 Ruslan will be operated!
  4. ALLxANDr
    ALLxANDr 22 December 2017 12: 19 New
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    The next upgrade will probably make him half composite. This plane still has to fly and fly!
  5. Lexus
    Lexus 22 December 2017 12: 53 New
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    So that the number of take-offs always coincides with the number of landings!
  6. Dwarfking
    Dwarfking 22 December 2017 13: 02 New
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    Quote: figvam

    I alone see that this is a photo montage?

    Hm. After your post I began to look closely. Although I understand in Photoshop like a pig in oranges, I am confused by some kind of blur around the entire contour of the plane. It looks like they cut it out and put it on a different background
    1. san4es
      san4es 22 December 2017 15: 15 New
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      Quote: DwarfKing
      ... some blurring around the entire contour of the plane is embarrassing. It looks like they cut it out and put it on a different background

      ...- Because it is a screen shot from the video - the AH is focused (in motion), and the background is blurred (see from 1.40 min.):
      1. volodimer
        volodimer 22 December 2017 15: 32 New
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        You can’t do the screen shown in the photo from your video, there’s a photo montage. The back of the photo, the chassis and their wings do not match the video. What everyone is talking about, without questioning the very fact of the flight. Definitely, someone was eager to broadcast the info on the air, and forged the right picture.
        1. san4es
          san4es 22 December 2017 15: 53 New
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          Definitely, someone was eager to broadcast the info on the air, and forged the right picture.

          ... Well, in the Internet there are no pictures fellow ... What for with installation bother? request
        2. kirgiz58
          kirgiz58 22 December 2017 16: 05 New
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          Quote: volodimer
          Definitely, someone was eager to broadcast the info on the air, and forged the right picture.

          Textual information, supported visually, is perceived faster and better. A montage or collage is not so important. It would be much worse if the Ruslan news was attached with a photo of the S-5 Galaxy. Although I would not be surprised at this option of our journalists. smile
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 22 December 2017 20: 35 New
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        And why is it written on board the Russian Air Force, and not the Russian Air Force?
  7. askort154
    askort154 22 December 2017 13: 53 New
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    ".. the aircraft’s operating time was 1234 flight hours, he successfully completed 719 flights ..."

    Figures "curves". Less than two hours to fly? These figures are acceptable for near - long-haul aircraft, to which "Ruslan" does not apply. yes
    1. volodimer
      volodimer 22 December 2017 15: 39 New
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      Yes, many flights are less than 2 hours. This is not a flight of a certified aircraft, it is a “conditionally” new type of aircraft that needs to go through all the stages, starting from the simplest “jump”. Therefore, the numbers are so "funny."
  8. Troll
    Troll 23 December 2017 11: 26 New
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    Quote: san4es
    Definitely, someone was eager to broadcast the info on the air, and forged the right picture.

    ... Well, in the Internet there are no pictures fellow .What for with installation bother? request


    For example, in order not to run into the copyright holder, and not to engage in correspondence with lawyers after that
    1. NKT
      NKT 23 December 2017 12: 54 New
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      Are they really going to sue the “aggressor”? )) They themselves are something su, instant, mi - repair ...))
  9. iouris
    iouris 26 December 2017 01: 15 New
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    In other words, the aircraft underwent a major overhaul and a number of improvements were made to it. Those. Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Zaporizhzhya Engine Plant and Design Bureau in Kiev are fruitfully cooperating.