Development of the first aircraft from the family perspective of transport aircraft "Ermak" is scheduled to begin in 2016. About this Ulyanovsk general director of JSC "Ilyushin" Sergey Sergeyev.
- It will be widebody machine super heavy aircraft carrying capacity of 80 tons or more. We want to make two, and possibly three aircraft with a high degree of unification on the airframe, equipment, and troop-transport systems. The project is being worked, the indicative yield for mass production scheduled for the year 2023-2024 - said Sergei.
According to him, the aircraft of "Ermak" scheduled for replacement in the first place, the AN-22, and AN-124. Sergey Sergeyev said that the company "Il" believe that this project will be very promising in the commercial market.
- We have big plans associated with the Ulyanovsk aircraft factory. We're going to start here are two - three types of aircraft. Begin to develop the IL-112, plus working on a program for promising large transport planes carrying capacity. Final assembly of some of these aircraft will necessarily engage in "Aviastar". In any case, throughout the model range transport aircraft Aircraft Factory necessarily in cooperation, - said the head of "IL".
Sergey Sergeyev said that currently worked out a serious program combining all the resources of the Russian transport aircraft: it Myasishcheva and Ilyushin Design Bureau, the company "UAC-Transport Aircraft", Ulyanovsk and Voronezh aircraft factory. The Company intends to seriously develop project resources.
- In particular, our branch in Ulyanovsk, we are going to strengthen in a few times, we want it to be a "combat unit", which would deal with not only the detailed design of aircraft, but also to launch it into production - says Sergei.
The result of the program, a three - four years, will be the creation of a holding company structure, which will deal with the creation and sale of aircraft. Where it will be located, has not been determined, it is possible that this will be the Ulyanovsk region.