Ilyushin Il-112

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Il-112
Maquette Ilyushin Il-112.jpg
A model of the Il-112 concept at the MAKS in 2009.
Role Light military transport
National origin Russia
Design group Ilyushin
Built by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association
First flight 2017(estimate)[1]
Status Under development.[2]
Primary user Russian Air Force

The Ilyushin Il-112 is a high-wing light military transport aircraft being developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex (JSC IL) for air landing and airdrop of military air cargoes, equipment and personnel. Derived from the Il-114, the aircraft is being manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association.[3] The Il-112V is equipped with the avionics combining the entire equipment complexes and systems into an integrated complex – the onboard equipment integrated complex. All aviation information as well as information on the operation of aircraft systems is displayed on six LCD monitors.

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft meets all ICAO noise and emission requirements.

The Il-112V can fulfill the assigned missions in any geographic and weather conditions, day and night, standard or adverse weather conditions.

It was scheduled make its maiden flight in 2011. Russian Air Force is expected to place an order of 70 planes.[4]

In May 2011, the Russian Defense Ministry decided to abandon the military transport version of the Il-112 and purchase seven Antonov An-140T cargo planes.[5]

On October 16, 2012, Dmitry Rogozin, in India at the meeting of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation, said that "Russia intends to offer India's involvement in the production of Il-112. We have brought to mind, to establish the technical documentation of the project is the development of the aircraft Ilyushin KB. And we're going to, among other projects, to offer India to take part in this project."

In January 2013 it was announced that in late December, the Main Commander of the Russian Air Force presented the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu the case for a resumption of the project Il-112.[6]

On 24 June 2013 it was reported that the Il-112 is considered as a replacement for the Antonov An-26,[7] and on 26 June, that the Ilyushin Design Bureau sent JSC Klimov a request for the establishment of a new turboprop engine.[8]

In August 2013, the general designer of Ilyushin, Viktor Livanov, citing the First Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov, confirmed that work on the aircraft has been resumed.[2]

On 10 August 2015, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced that the first production-standard Ilyushin Il-112V transport aircraft is set to roll off the line at Voronezh Aircraft Production Plant (Russian acronym VASO) in the first half of 2017. [9] Yury Borisov, a Russian deputy minister of defense, said the aircraft is also scheduled to make its first flight in 2017. [1]

On 2 November 2015, Yuri Slyusar, president of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced that the Il-112V will make its maiden flight in July 2017.[10] [11]

On 20 June 2016, Andrey Kapustin the managing director of Aviastar-SP, said that the Ulyanovsk-based aircraft-maker will produce elements for the second experimental Il-112 prototype before the end of 2016. [12]

On 11 November 2016, Russia's Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) announced that it is developing a new on-board defense system (ODS) for the Ilyushin Il-112B. The ODS is based on the President-S ODS that is designed to protect aircraft from being hit by anti-aircraft missiles and artillery. The defense system is currently installed on the Ka-52, Mi-28 and Mi-26 helicopters. [13]

On 3 February 2017, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin reiterated that the first flight of the developmental aircraft of the Il-112 will be around the middle of 2017. [14]

Variants[edit]

  • Il-112V – Standard Model.
  • Il-112VT – Light transport aircraft.

Specifications[edit]

IL112 sketch.svg

Data from Ilyushin[15]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 550–580 km/h (340–360 mph)
  • Range: 5,000 km with 2 tonne load; 1000 km with max load (3,100 mi with 2 ton load; 600 mi with max load)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bora, Kukil (26 March 2015). "Russia's New Military Transport Plane, Ilyushin Il-112, To Make First Flight In 2017". International Business Times. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Минобороны возобновило разработку проекта самолета Ил-112" [Defense Ministry Resumed the Drafting of the Il-112] (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ilyushin IL-112T, Russia". Aerospace-Technology.com. Retrieved 7 November 2015. [unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Commander outlines future of the Russian Air Force". Sputnik. RIA Novosti. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Российская армия отказалась от ИЛ-112 в пользу грузового АН-140" [The Russian Army Refused the Il-112 in Favor of the Cargo An-140] (in Russian). sd.net.ua. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Михайлов, Алексей; Бальбуров, Дмитрий (10 January 2013). "Военные просят возобновить создание Ил-112" [The Military Is Asked to Resume the Creation of Il-112] (in Russian). Izvestia. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Военные подобрали два варианта замены транспортников Ан-26" [Military Picked up Two Versions of the An-26 Transport Replacement] (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "ОАО «Климов» создаст двигатель для Ил-112В" [JSC "Klimov" will drive for the Il-112V] (in Russian). VPK News. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Jennings, Gareth (10 August 2015). "First production-standard Il-112V transport aircraft to be built in 2017". London: Jane's Information Group. Retrieved 11 August 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Karnozov, Vladimir (2 November 2015). "UAC Sets First Flight Date For Il-112 Airlifter". AINonline. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Sputinik, International (30 January 2017). "First Flight of Russia's Il-112V Transport Jet to Be Carried Out Until July 1". Spuitnik News. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Russia's Aviastar-SP to Produce Elements for 2nd Il-112 Plane in 2016". Sputnik News. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "New Russian IL-112B Military Transport To Get 'Missile Proof' Defence System". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Russia reveals export ambitions for MiG-35". FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ил-112Т" [Il-112T] (in Russian). Ilyushin. Archived from the original on 18 September 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2007.