A service center providing maintenance services for Il-76M/MD aircraft operated by the Military Transport Aviation Command of the Russian air forces will be established on the basis of Ilyushin Company. The center will be located at the territory of a Zhukovsky-based branch of Ilyushin Company. An order establishing the center was signed by CEO of Ilyushin Company, Yuri Mikhailovich Yudin, and Commander of the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian air forces, Major General Vladimir Valentinovich Benediktov, press-service of Ilyushin Company reports.
"The new center will be responsible for heavy maintenance checks on Il-76M and Il-76MD aircraft, service bulletin, routine maintenance and mid-life overhaul of aircraft and their components, diagnostics of the aircraft, training of specialists of the military units of the Military Transport Aviation", - the press-service noted.
It is expected that the center’s specialists will be able to carry out maintenance and overhaul right at an airfield in cooperation with maintenance personnel of the military units (if necessary). The center will cooperate with manufacturers in terms of purchasing spare parts, tools, additional equipment, consumables as well as storing the purchased materiel and performing functions in the area of accounting to assure provision of aircraft maintenance services. It will also inspect the measuring devices subject to state technical inspection.
«The establishment of the new service center is the most efficient solution. The center will reduce the workload of enterprises involved in repair of aircraft manufactured by Ilyushin Company and will help balance our production capacities», - CEO of Ilyushin Company, Yuri Mikhailovich Yudin, said.