FARNBOROUGH — The formal rollout of the first Ulyanovsk-built Ilyushin Il-76 heralds the transfer of manufacture of the four-engine transport to Russia from Uzbekistan. Production of the Il-76 at Tashkent effectively ended two decades ago with the Soviet Union’s collapse, leaving the TAPO plant to slowly complete its stock of 40 “white tails” from a total run of 960. Renewed demand for an upgraded Il-76 by the Russian air force resulted in an ambitious plan to establish a new ...
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