Russian aircraft manufacturer, the United Aircraft Corporation says it will present its new modernized heavy transport aircraft IL-76MD-90A(E) at the airshow in Dubai.
UAC says “The aircraft is painted in the new UAC corporate livery. This heavy transport aircraft is a deep modernization of the well-proven Il-76 aircraft, but, despite the external similarity, it is fundamentally different from its predecessor. The aircraft is attracting great interest in the Gulf countries and the Middle East in general.”
The Corporation’s stand in the Russian pavilion will feature an interactive exposition of the entire model range of UAC-produced aircraft. A busy business program is planned for the exhibition, including meetings with current and potential customers and presentations on a number of products.
Yuri Slyusar, UAC General Director said, “We consider the Middle East as one of important regions for promoting our products. And if at previous exhibitions we showed our civil and military programs, this year we are demonstrating the IL-76MD-90A(E) heavy transport aircraft for the first time. UAC is one of the few companies in the world that has advanced competencies in all segments of aircraft manufacturing.”
Demand for UAC products in the combat aviation segment remains high. At the same time, interest in the world in general and in the Middle East in particular has increased significantly as a result of the successful use of aircraft in real combat conditions. Russian equipment confirms its high combat and flight performance qualities.
The air show’s flying display will be decorated by the performance of the Russian Knights aerobatic team on the new super-maneuverable Su-35S and Su-30SM multirole fighters.