CSTS Dinamika has completed the Il‑112V Part-task Simulator prototype and delivered the system to its user, JSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex. The project was commissioned under the high-wing light military transport aircraft development contract between the RF MoD and Ilyushin.
The simulator prototype is intended for the evaluation and verification of major technical decisions in the Il‑112V Part-task Simulator development program. In particular, the prototype will be used to test the simulator’s flight dynamics model, research stability and controllability of the Il‑112V airplane with a new flight control system at various flight stages and verify technical solutions for the simulator’s visual and control loading systems.
The prototype features a replica of the real Il‑112V cockpit with the left and right pilot’s seats and prototype flight and engine controls (control columns, pedals, throttle control, wing flap and landing gear controls, ground handling controls). The trainer’s visuals are provided by a four-channel optical collimation system with computer-based image generation and a FOV of at least 80°H×28°V for each pilot. The delivery set includes a virtual reality scene covering an area of 1,000 m2×1,000 m2 based on digital cartography data.
“Building a prototype simulator while the aircraft is still under development reflects an internationally accepted practice intended not only to facilitate prototyping of the future training product line”, says Vladimir Khvostantsev, General Director for CSTS Dinamika, “Such devices can also be used to refine flight dynamics and control system, verify piloting techniques and aircraft systems modeling, prepare the crew for the maiden flight and support flight testing and certification of the new aircraft”.
Dinamika’s portfolio already includes a number of simulators for Ilyushin aircraft. Thus, earlier we completed an entire series of projects for the development of the Il‑76MD‑90A Part-task Trainer, the Il‑78M‑90A Refueling Operator Trainer and the Il‑76MD‑90A/Il‑78M‑90А CBT class for flight and technical personnel. Earlier still, Dinamika designed and built the Il‑78 Full Flight Simulator, Russia’s first full-featured refueling aircraft simulator to provide training for the entire crew (pilots, navigator, flight engineer, radio operator and refueling operator).
The new Il‑112V is expected to fly for the first time by July 2017. Earlier announcements said the Russian Aerospace Forces are estimated to require 35 new military transport aircraft to replace the An‑26. Considering the interest expressed by other governmental agencies, this figure may reach 100 aircraft. The Il‑112V is intended for transportation and aerial delivery of light weapon systems, military vehicles, cargos and personnel, as well as commercial cargo delivery. With the specifically designed turboprop engine TV7-117ST, the new military transport aircraft will be able to carry up to 5 tons and use unpaved airfields. According to the UAC press relations office, manufacturing capacity of the Voronezh Aircraft Plant will enable assembly of 8-12 Il‑112V aircraft per year.