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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Ilyushin IL-86

Today in Aviation, Russia’s first wide-bodied airliner, the Ilyushin Il-86 took to the skies for the first time in 1976. The prototype flew from the manufacturers Central Aerodrome of Moscow under the command of Captain S.G. Bliznyuk. Work began on the airliner in late 1969. Initially, the manufacturer looked at developing the existing Il-62, designated […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of The Yak-40

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the prototype of the Yakovlev trijet Yak-40 took to the air for the first time in 1966. It would be produced until 1981. The type’s brainchild was the JSC A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau, a Russian aircraft designer, and manufacturer founded by Soviet aeronautical engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev in 1934. However, some date […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Ilyushin ll-96

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, The Russian built long-haul, wide-body, quad-jet the Ilyushin ll-96 took its first flight in 1988. The aircraft was subsequently certified in 1992 before entering service with Aeroflot (SU) in July 1993. The aircraft is a shortened version of the Soviet Union’s first wide-bodied airliner the ll-86. It has various advanced […]

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