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Ilyushin Ready To Modernize Its Il-76 Aircraft Fleet From All Around The World

By Indian Defence News

OJSC Il (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) is ready to offer a modernized package for upgrades to Il-76 planes from all around the world, UAC First Deputy Director Sergei Yarkovoy said in an interview with TASS.

“We’ve got a so-called modernization package, a set of solutions to upgrade the aircraft and expand its possibilities and performance specifications that we have developed under the programs for modernization of the existing Il-76MD aircraft fleet,” he said.

Through the package, customers are provided with a wide range of possibilities to upgrade the fleet, even including re-motorization,” Yarkovoy said. “The presence of a large fleet of Il-76 planes around the globe is an important advantage. This fleet needs maintenance and upgrades. For the company this is an additional resource to ensure economic sustainability and a reserve for new deliveries,” he explained.

Export models of modernized Il-76MD-90A and fueller Il-78M-90A are of great interest to clients all around the world, first of all in Middle Eastern and Asian-Pacific countries, UAC First Deputy Director said.

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