OJSC IL to consider joint aircraft design with India

In December 2014 OJSC IL signed a state contract with Russia's Defence Ministry on conducting test construction work to create a light military transportation jet IL-112V.

In December 2014 OJSC IL signed a state contract with Russia's Defence Ministry on conducting test construction work to create a light military transportation jet IL-112V.

OJSC Aviation complex named after S.V.Ilyushin (OJSC IL) is ready to consider potential India’s suggestions on the beginning of a joint programme to build turbofan regional aircraft of the IL-112 type, Sergei Artyukhov, OJSC IL Deputy General Director on programme control, told the RIA Novosti news agency on Wednesday. 

“The Aero India-2015 air show in Bangalore (taking place in February 18-22) may see an issue of a joint turbofan regional aircraft construction programme (type IL-112) arise. Since the working construction documents are the intellectual property of Russia’s Defence Ministry (as opposed to multirole transport aircraft MTA with Indo-Russian shared participation), it is necessary to solve the issue of intellectual rights transfer with Russia’s military institution,” Artyukhov said.      

He noted that “the implementation of the programme may start not earlier than 2018-2020”.

Russia and India are already designing the joint multirole transport aircraft (MTA).

In December 2014 OJSC IL signed a state contract on conducting test construction work to create a light military transport jet IL-112V. It is designed for transporting and airborne assault of light armament models and military equipment, cargos and staff, as well as transporting various cargos while using aircraft for commercial purposes. 

Founded in 1933, OJSC IL (part of OAK) has cooperated with leading producers of aviation equipment components, research and scientific institutes and largest air companies. OJSC IL fulfills the whole range of work on design, modernisation, tests, preparation and following-up the production of aviation equipment models, continuing airworthiness of the earlier produced IL aircraft.         

First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.

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