The first heavy transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, assembled on a new assembly line at the Ulyanovsk JSC Aviastar-SP of the transport aviation division of the United Aircraft Corporation, was transferred to the flight test station of the aircraft plant for ground and flight tests.
“For the enterprise, this is a landmark event that confirms the ability of the Ulyanovsk aircraft manufacturers to effectively solve the most important tasks. The introduction of a new technological process in the future will contribute to increasing the volume of serial production of more than ten aircraft per year, "said Sergey Sheremetov, Managing Director of Aviastar-SP JSC.
Unlike the previously used technology, the new assembly line at Aviastar-SP JSC will reduce the labor intensity of aircraft assembly by 38%. The line consists of ten work stations for docking the fuselage, wing, tail sections and stations for the installation of aircraft power plants and systems. It is equipped with a laser positioning system of the units, which ensures high accuracy of docking of all aircraft elements.