First new IL-76 freighter designed to meet ICAO noise and emissions standards will begin flight testing in June before entering service with Volga-Dnepr Group in September, the company announced. Designated the IL-76TD-90VD, the aircraft is fitted with Perm PS-90A-76 engines at a cost of $4.3 million each. It is being built at Tashkent's TAPO aircraft plant under a joint program involving Volga-Dnepr, Ilyushin Aviation Corp., Perm and TAPO.
Subscribe to Access this Entire Article
"Other News - 03/22/2005" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.