Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin Il-76ТD-90VD aircraft has landed for the first time on an ice airfield in Antarctica. The aircraft completed a series of runs at the Novolazarevskaya Antarctic Research Station airfield runway to check performance capability and define the engine reverse thrust application range. Flight checks were performed to incorporate amendments to the Il-76ТD-90VD’s Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) for ice airfield operations. After AFM amendments are ...

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