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UAC expects this year to receive a contract for the supply of 31 tanker aircraft

According to ITAR-TASS news agency, United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC) is planning to sign a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the supply of an 31 tanker aircraft based on Il-476 (Il-76МД-90А) in the fourth quarter of this year. On this 16 on April 2014 of the year at the International Engine Forum (MFD-2014) was announced by the Deputy General Director of JSC UAC - Transport Planes (UAC-TS) Olga Fedonyuk.

Assembling an Il-76MD-90А aircraft at Aviastar OJSC (c) Roman Gusarov

“In the fourth quarter, we hope to sign a contract with the Ministry of Defense for 31 tankers and, therefore, for 62 [so in the text !! - bmpd] PS-90A-76 engine,” said Fedonyuk. She noted that Perm Engine Company (PMZ) is a strategic partner of the OAK-TS division, since all aircraft are transported aviation, including military transport aircraft, created on the basis of IL-76, are equipped with engines of this plant.

For his part, Sergey Popov, Managing Director of PMZ, noted that the tankers will be equipped with an absolutely similar engine as the military transport Il-476. "The advantage of the project is that all aircraft and engines are unified," he stressed.
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  1. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 17 2014 11: 34
    Really great! Now these tankers have more combat aircraft!
  2. aleks 62
    aleks 62 April 17 2014 11: 37
    ... There are enough planes, but few refueling ...
    1. clidon
      clidon April 17 2014 12: 16
      There are also few aircraft. Those that fly, but not listed.
  3. crambol
    crambol April 17 2014 11: 40
    A gratifying fact! Moreover, the need for "cash cows" is great.
    Regarding the 62 engines, it can be said that either the aunt is at odds with technology, or with elementary arithmetic, or the engines are in the stash.
    1. Stalevar
      Stalevar April 17 2014 11: 53
      Indeed, an obscure figure. By logic, should there be 124 PS-90A-76?
      1. Bronis
        Bronis April 17 2014 12: 10
        it’s logical .... girls - they are like that ... on March 8 you need to present an arithmometer wassat
        The calculator will not work! Only an arithmometer, only hardcore! wassat
        1. Stalevar
          Stalevar April 17 2014 12: 34
          Thank you)))
  4. avt
    avt April 17 2014 11: 41
    It seems like infa slipped through - from the Il 96, those that VASO in the transport version were made for "Flight", refuellers will do. So it seems that the range, maybe, and carrying capacity - a direct reason, like amers, to make a refueler on the basis of a passenger. in the minds of unification with 76m - ,, "The advantage of the project is that all aircraft and engines are unified," he stressed. , as in the case of the Il112, from which the passenger is going to make, this is in the presence of a ready and flying Il114. request Or maybe still use the 96th?
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 17 2014 11: 46
      Quote: avt
      from IL 96, those that were made at VASO in the transport version, tankers will do.

      DLRO aircraft would be better made of them, just the internal volumes and range would be very useful. After all, the bourgeoisie also make such aircraft from passenger models - production pays off by selling civilian modifications.
    2. FID
      FID April 17 2014 11: 48
      They are trying to load Aviastar with work - people are fleeing from the factory. But to make IL-96-400 a tanker - there was such a development, it was, but VASO was overloaded with an defense order on An-148 ...
      1. clidon
        clidon April 17 2014 12: 17
        As I understand it, we decided not to multiply the nomenclature of aircraft. Moreover, our military has more stringent requirements for landing on airfields.
  5. pensioner
    pensioner April 17 2014 11: 44
    Good news. The volume of the order is also not bad, but here on the website it was repeatedly said that with personnel at aircraft plants it is not bad. Ulyanovsk was mentioned in this regard. Is something being done in this direction? Can anyone in the know?
  6. mamont5
    mamont5 April 17 2014 11: 45
    Very well! This is so that our "swans" could go through all the states and on the way back in Japan or Europe to see how the children are there - don't they play around?
  7. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 17 2014 11: 52
    Good, good news. We would have about a dozen strategists to the existing park before the arrival of PAK YES.
  8. Stalevar
    Stalevar April 17 2014 11: 55
    In today's realities, you cannot live without such machines. Build, God help you!
  9. Riperbahn
    Riperbahn April 17 2014 11: 55
    And there are 4 engines on it? Why 62 in total? Maybe they are of increased power and will only put 2? :)
  10. Orc-xnumx
    Orc-xnumx April 17 2014 11: 57
    If there are 31 aircraft, then you need 124 engines!
  11. sidprokaznik
    sidprokaznik April 17 2014 12: 00
    It would be someone to refuel. Refueling is a very difficult type of flight training. Before refueling, a combat pilot must grow as a pilot. When there will be someone to refuel, then the point in the refueling will be.
  12. Sergei75
    Sergei75 April 17 2014 12: 03
    The turkey thought the same thing, but he got into the soup ... we must not count, but increase the assortment and improve the service.
    Now, if a portfolio of orders had been formed, then you can count on, and so - the skin of an unkilled bear.
  13. Manager
    Manager April 17 2014 12: 03
    Yes, for each refueling tanker, five hundred fighting generations of 4 ++ and a hundred of 5th will arrive!
  14. nvn_co
    nvn_co April 17 2014 12: 34
    Good news))))
  15. sv68
    sv68 April 17 2014 14: 28
    everything is in your hands - aviation needs refueling and transport sides - go for it