Aviastar-SP Laid in Production First Tanker Aircraft Il-78M-90A
Ulyanovsk “Aviastar-SP” began the construction of a prototype of perspective tanker aircraft Il-78M-90A developed by the JSC “S.V. Ilyushin Aviation Complex”. Currently the assemblage of aggregates of the fuselage, wing and center section is in progress. The work is carried out in accordance with the Russian Defense Ministry under a signed contract to conduct R&D on advanced tanker aircraft.
Unfinished Il-78M-90A will be the first tanker aircraft produced in Russia.
Prior to this, all the aircraft IL-78 were assembled in Uzbekistan at TAPOiCh.
Il-78M-90A is a modification of the Il-76MD-90A. Upon request, it must retain the ability to use as a military transport: have a ramp, landing equipment, if necessary, to allow you to install fire-fighting equipment.