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The crew of An-124 "Ruslan" VTA VKS RF completed the flight with one "failing" engine

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Despite the coming holiday - the Day of military transport aviation, VTA pilots continue to carry out combat training missions as part of their daily activities, as well as conduct training.


On the YouTube channel of the TK "Zvezda", a video of the training of the crew of the heaviest aircraft of the VTA of the Russian Aerospace Forces - An-124 "Ruslan", has appeared. As stated in the description for the video, the crew worked out piloting the aircraft with one "failing" engine out of four installed on the aircraft. The exercises were held in the Tver region.

According to the Zvezda reporter, who was on board the plane, although the An-124 is very large, it is operated by only two people - the commander and the pilot. At the same time, the crew includes several more people: navigators and engineers.


According to data from open sources, the operators of the An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft in Russia are the military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces, the 224th flight unit is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Defense, as well as the Volga-Dnepr company.

This spring, at a meeting in Ulyanovsk at the Aviastar-SP enterprise, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was asked to resume production of Ruslans at the Ulyanovsk aircraft plant, since the enterprise has full production technology, since 36 An- 124 Ruslan.

In 2019, it was reported about work on the An-124-100M with completely Russian components. At the same time, Kiev announced that the new Russian aircraft should receive a different name, since the An-124 Ruslan is a "Ukrainian aircraft". It was also stated about the inability of Russia to resume production without the participation of Ukraine.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense advocated the resumption of production of Ruslans, but the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov rejected the urgent need for this, saying that the repair of the existing An-124 fleet would allow them to operate until 2040, and a new super-heavy aircraft would appear there.
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  1. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 1 June 2021 13: 30
    +1
    and without two sits down - if they refuse from different sides
    1. Anachoret
      Anachoret 1 June 2021 14: 31
      +8
      this is what the insurance is designed for with 4 engines))
      I was more pleased with the phrase:
      However, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov rejected the urgent need for this, saying that the repair of the existing An-124 fleet would allow them to operate until 2040, and a new super-heavy class aircraft would appear there.

      Considering that now nothing is really sawing commensurate with the Ruslans), the words of Manturov can be read as "let me work on my retirement for another 19 years, and then you can do whatever you want")))
      1. Laksamana besar
        Laksamana besar 1 June 2021 15: 49
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        The new super-heavy military transport aircraft "Ermak" is being "sawed", and he meant it.
      2. bayard
        bayard 1 June 2021 19: 12
        +4
        Quote: Anchorite
        Considering that now nothing is really sawing commensurate with the Ruslans

        The fact is that the Ulyanovsk ASZ has not yet been able to organize the serial assembly of the Il-76MD90A.
        For 10 years of attempts!
        In Ulyanovsk, the repair and technical support of the existing An-124 fleet is still underway.
        And yet there is no ENGINE to resume the construction of new An-124.
        There are no engines even for the planned replacement of engines in the existing An-124.
        But such an engine is being prepared - NK-23 begins bench tests. It (the engine) is intended for the new PAK DA bomber and for the remotorization of the entire An-124 fleet and the extension of their service life.
        When such an engine appears and its serial production is established in sufficient quantities, we can talk about the resumption of the construction of the An-124.
        Quote: Laksamana Besar
        The new super-heavy military transport aircraft "Ermak" is being "sawed"

        But this is a completely unnecessary and harmful phenomenon.
        And it's very good that nothing is cut there, except for the budget. Such a plane is not needed.
        We need an An-124, renewed in production and in an updated look.
        Ilyushino Design Bureau is not able to cope with such a difficult task as the creation of a NEW super-heavy transport aircraft. And there is no need to duplicate what is already the best in the world.
        And the Ulyanovsk plant for a task of such complexity (resumption of production of the An-124) can be undertaken ONLY after it has coped with the task of organizing rhythmic work on the serial production of the Il-76MD90A. When he copes with the task of less complexity, proves his competence and ambitions, it will be possible to return to the issue of building Ruslan.
  2. paul3390
    paul3390 1 June 2021 13: 33
    +3
    An-124 Ruslan is a SOVIET aircraft. They have an extremely indirect relation to the new Ukrainian ones.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 1 June 2021 14: 04
      +7
      Quote: paul3390
      An-124 Ruslan is a SOVIET aircraft. They have an extremely indirect relation to the new Ukrainian ones.


      The Irony of Fate. Then everything was Soviet.
      Do not look for deep economic justification, political necessity or geographical expediency in this decision of Secretary General Brezhnev. The woman is simply to blame for everything! As the famous TV journalist Andrei Karaulov recalls on his Facebook page, the outstanding engineer Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, the creator of the heavy "An", for many years was the first deputy of the great Alexander Sergeevich Yakovlev, twice Hero of Socialist Labor. Two offices. To the right - Yakovlev, to the left - Antonov. Yakovlev chose a new secretary for himself - to the waiting room. Girl 30 years old, iconographic beauty. Passed certification in the KGB of the USSR, everything is in order. Yakovlev was almost in love. A secretary girl - it happens! - immediately fell in love with Antonov, and Antonov - with her! How to stop this romance? Yakovlev went to Brezhnev and offered to postpone the creation of large cargo "An" in Kiev. Quickly establish a new production facility and transfer Antonov there, raising him to the position of general designer. Brezhnev respected Yakovlev. I called him "Mao" for his imposing attitude. A new design bureau was created in Kiev, Antonov left for Kiev, there, soon, a new plant appeared, and the secretary girl ... also left after Antonov and became his wife. So they quarreled! Antonov became the general designer, "Yaks" became "Anami", only heavy. Yakovlev tore and threw. This story greatly undermined his health. It is reported by Rambler. https://news.rambler.ru/other/41396553/


      The An-124 aircraft was created in the Soviet Union, in cooperation with the aviation enterprises of Voronezh, Ulyanovsk, Kiev. It was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1991. It was originally intended for airlifting mobile launchers of intercontinental ballistic missiles that independent Ukraine does not have. In Ulyanovsk, 36 out of 56 Ruslans were produced, and it is no coincidence that An-124 is missing from the list of four products of the Ukrainian company ANTONOV today.

      The state of the Ukrainian aircraft industry makes it possible only to dream about the production of winged giants. Technological degradation is a reliable "partner" of all post-Soviet countries, which unilaterally sever their traditional ties with Russia. By the way, the world famous Soviet aircraft designer Oleg Antonov - a native of the Moscow province, studied in Saratov and Leningrad, began design work in Moscow. Since 1946, he headed the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation, which was transferred to Kiev in 1952.

      https://m.ru.sputnik.md/world/20210304/33865728/an-124-ruslan-zachem-russia-vozrozhdat-proizvodstvo-aviagiganta.html
  3. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 1 June 2021 13: 53
    +2
    At the same time, Kiev announced that the new Russian aircraft should receive a different name, since the An-124 Ruslan is "Ukrainian"
    I do not agree with Kiev, "Ruslan" is a Soviet plane. And since Russia preserved the Soviet legacy, it became Russian. And in Ukraine, decommunization, even if they call it differently like AN-124 "BOGDAN" or whoever they have an idol in Banderostan.
    1. -sa-
      -sa- 1 June 2021 14: 01
      +4
      Antonov was Russian ... he was born not far from Moscow and received his education on the territory of present-day Russia! This plane is not Ukrainian! As well as the designers of the T34 and T64 tanks were Russian! And the chief designer of the Ukrainian design bureau South (if I remember the name correctly) where they began to develop missiles, etc. was also from Russia
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 1 June 2021 14: 12
        +2
        Koshkin was born and raised in Rostov, in the Yaroslavl region. So the T-34 is a Russian tank.
        1. antivirus
          antivirus 1 June 2021 15: 54
          +2
          Pereslavl-Zalessky ............................................... ........... next to Rostov Veliky
          ......................
          ........................................
          1. Herman 4223
            Herman 4223 1 June 2021 16: 08
            0
            Maybe next. I went on an excursion, that the guide told that and I write
            1. antivirus
              antivirus 1 June 2021 16: 12
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              there T34 stands as a symbol .. in the 80s it stood near the training center of the Strategic Missile Forces, in front of the Goritsky Monastery, now in the center of the city.
              1. Herman 4223
                Herman 4223 1 June 2021 16: 30
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                Yes, we drove past the tank, it was in 2007, and from there I know the story.
    2. val43
      val43 2 June 2021 13: 45
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      Yes, this is generally called casting a shadow over the fence. An-124 was developed and produced in the USSR, in cooperation with other Soviet republics, so why change the name? Bo someone in trousers fakes?
  4. askort154
    askort154 1 June 2021 14: 01
    +2
    Apparently, there is no simulator for the An-124, so the training is carried out on a "live" plane. Earlier, before the advent of simulators, all trainings were carried out on a "live plane", with 1 or 2 engines throttling. Even on single-engine airplanes, with "airfield training". Moreover, they were carried out regularly.
    1. paco.soto
      paco.soto 1 June 2021 23: 22
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      throttling of 1 or 2 motors. Even on single-engine airplanes, with "airfield training". Moreover, they were carried out regularly.
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  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 1 June 2021 14: 05
    +6
    According to the Zvezda reporter, who was on board the plane, although the An-124 is very large, it is operated by only two people - the commander and the pilot. At the same time, the crew includes several more people: navigators and engineers.

    This is a pearl.
    I'm lying around with patstal.
    Thank you.
    1. askort154
      askort154 1 June 2021 14: 22
      +1
      Jacket in stock This is a pearl.
      I'm lying around with patstal.
      Thank you.


      Move over! crying There are rarely professional articles about aviation in print media and in TV reports. tongue fool
  6. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 1 June 2021 14: 10
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    Yes, I flew here over the city recently with an incomprehensible sound. And this one motor was turned off for him. And the manturs turn out to be our enemy, otherwise I do not see the logic in his decision. The plane is good, and the resumption of production could give an impetus to the development of the enterprise.
    1. dauria
      dauria 1 June 2021 16: 00
      -1
      The plane is good, and the resumption of production could give an impetus to the development of the enterprise.

      So take a loan, order - they will make at least a hundred.
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 1 June 2021 16: 25
        0
        Unfortunately, they won't give me one.
        1. dauria
          dauria 1 June 2021 16: 38
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          Unfortunately, they won't give me one.

          So join the circle of close friends, become the minister of defense and put up a loan for the entire population of the Russian Federation ... Why the hell to order airplanes, if these have nowhere to go? Salt? What is good about capitalism is quickly sobering. You begin to realize that there is not enough money for everything at once. Even Putin ... wink
          1. Herman 4223
            Herman 4223 1 June 2021 16: 54
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            "Why the hell to order planes, if these have nowhere to go?"
            Has the cargo transportation ended in the world? What you call these, they are many years old, wear and tear of the material part.
            And second, such machines, if they are produced, it is quite possible that someone will want to buy.
            1. dauria
              dauria 1 June 2021 17: 00
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              Has the cargo transportation ended in the world?


              There is no fight in the queue of customers. Neither ours nor the Ukrainian ones.
  7. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 1 June 2021 14: 10
    +1
    This spring, at a meeting in Ulyanovsk at the Aviastar-SP enterprise, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was asked to resume production of Ruslans at the Ulyanovsk aircraft plant, since the enterprise has full production technology,

    Optimistic, however.
    Take someone else's plane like this, remake and resume ...
    Well, well.
    Will the Il-114 be resumed what year?
    IL-76?
    Is the Kazan plant its own 100% Tu-160?

    And "Ruslan" is not like the "dragonfly" Il-1144, it is a serious machine.
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    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 June 2021 16: 33
      +1
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      This spring, at a meeting in Ulyanovsk at the Aviastar-SP enterprise, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was asked to resume production of Ruslans at the Ulyanovsk aircraft plant, since the enterprise has full production technology,

      Optimistic, however.
      Alien plane take it like this, redo it and resume ...
      Well, well

      Whose "alien" is this, Chinese, or what? 33 such aircraft were built in Ulyanovsk.
      1. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 1 June 2021 17: 25
        -2
        Quote: Piramidon
        Whose "alien" is this, Chinese, or what?

        Chinese would be better.
        Ukraine is now an enemy state for us. Cooperation with KB is impossible. And without this, everything is much more complicated (I do not write, which is impossible). It means more time, more money, and most importantly, more people. Qualified people.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 1 June 2021 14: 47
    +1
    In fact, such test flights are performed at the stage of pre-production preparation.
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 1 June 2021 15: 08
      +5
      Flights with one throttled engine are performed by the crew according to the schedule for checking the flight skills of the crew.
  9. markant1970
    markant1970 1 June 2021 15: 19
    -6
    It looks like the engine life is coming to an end, hence the training for every firefighter.
    How many "Ruslans" are there because of the exhausted motor resource of the engines already at a standstill under the plant
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  11. vital.33
    vital.33 1 June 2021 19: 06
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    I finally managed to see them live ... In Leipzig there are 5 pieces (it was in March at least). The sight is impressive ... The beauty and power are incredible. The 747 also impressed, not much smaller, but the Ruslan will be more massive ...
    1. Oleg Aviator
      Oleg Aviator 1 June 2021 21: 39
      +1
      The first time I looked at them well in 89m in Zvartnots. And I visited the cockpit in general, I fully examined it. The guys from Seshcha also worked there. After him, our Il seemed old to me)
    2. paco.soto
      paco.soto 1 June 2021 23: 30
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      The comment was deleted.
      vital.33
      vital.33
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      I finally managed to see them live ... In Leipzig there are 5 pieces, (stood in March at
      It would be interesting to see the photos.
      Thank you in advance, because I have no plans to travel to Germany, just in case.
      1. vital.33
        vital.33 2 June 2021 00: 42
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        Unfortunately, I don't have any photos, I was just driving by, it is impossible to stop and take pictures there, but on the go it is unrealistic ...
  12. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 1 June 2021 21: 36
    +1
    He can, and with two refused, normally fly to the airfield. The main thing is that both external and internal on the same wing do not fail. Then it will be sour.
    1. Alexander Seklitsky
      Alexander Seklitsky 2 June 2021 12: 50
      +1
      There was a case with Ruslan recently in Novosibirsk. One engine collapsed and interrupted the adjacent control. The plane took off and landed on two engines, with takeoff weight, without electrical equipment