The developers of the aviation technology of the Russian PJSC Aviation Complex named after SV Ilyushin, which produces aircraft under the world-famous IL logo, have begun to design a new super heavyweight transport aircraft.
The perspective aviation complex of the military transport aviation (PAK VTA) should come to replace the An-124 Ruslan aircraft, which had not been created in the world and had been developed by the Antonov Ukrainian design bureau Antonov in the Soviet years.
Work on the creation of a new transport worker is carried out on the instructions of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which determined the basic requirements for a promising vehicle. Funds have been allocated for the implementation of the project as part of the financing of the state defense order program for the period up to 2027.
The appearance of the aircraft is determined on the basis of tactical and technical tasks, taking into account the latest achievements in the field of aircraft construction. It is assumed that composite materials will be widely used in the construction of the airframe.
Simultaneously with the work on the PAK VTA, the Russian military department is implementing a project to modernize the existing An-124 Ruslan aircraft fleet, which is scheduled to be completed by 2022. According to the results of maintenance, the aircraft will be brought to the version of An-124-100M.
The modernization of the military transport aircraft "Ruslan" will cost the state treasury 3.5 billion rubles. Work is being carried out at the facilities of the Ulyanovsk Aviation Enterprise Aviastar-SP, which previously produced these aircraft. To let out cars have stopped in 2003. Total produced 36 units of aviation technology type An-124.
An-124−100 "Ruslan" - the most heavy-duty military transport aircraft in the world, designed for bulky cargo, heavy equipment and personnel.
In addition to the Russian military, the An-124 aircraft are operated by the Volga-Dnepr company, which regularly flies at the request of the North Atlantic NATO.