The production of passenger aircraft will be deployed in Nizhny Novgorod plant “Sokol”, for it is already ready engines and on-Board equipment, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
MOSCOW, 30 Dec. Work to start in Russia serial production of passenger turboprop aircraft Il-114 is conducted, it should begin in 2018-2019, said on Wednesday Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
“Started work on civilian aircraft Il-114. We deploy production in Nizhny Novgorod plant “Sokol”. There are already engines that already have the avionics, there is on-Board equipment… I think in 2018-2019 year the series will go”, — said Rogozin Vesti.ru on Wednesday.
Turboprop aircraft Il-114 was designed by the Ilyushin design Bureau in the late 1980s for use on regional air routes of the USSR. According to open sources, was built less than 20 of these aircraft. Later were developed by several civilian and military versions of the plane.
In August last year, the President instructed the government, Ministry of defense and the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district to assess the feasibility of deployment of serial production of Il-114. Experts interviewed, it was said then that the aircraft would require significant upgrades: in particular, the machine will have to change the engine and all electronic equipment.