All-new: Il-276

*Early data for the MTA listed a 3,240 nautical miles (6,000km) range with a 4.5-tonne payload or 1,215 nautical miles (2,250km) with maximum payload.

Chief Executive Officer of the Ilyushin Aviation Complex Aleksey Rogozin posted an announcement on his Facebook page that the company had launched a new medium transport aircraft programme designated the Il-276.

Rogozin said the programme, launched on June 1, 2017 would be developed in the best tradition of the Ilyushin Design Bureau and use the latest technologies.

Although the Il-276 has much in common with the Russian-Indian Il-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA project, Rogozin emphasised it is a different aircraft with different technical requirements.

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