Russia plans start serial production of the Yakovlev Yak-152 primary training aircraft in March 2017.
"The trainer is planned to perform its debut flight within the next two months. After that, it is expected to undergo trials and prove its inherent characteristics to be serial-produced," Russian Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by Russian Aviation Monday.
"The serial production of this plane is expected to start in March 2017. We should do this and I believe that industrial enterprises will do this," he said.
It was reported earlier that the Russian Defense Ministry was planning to purchase about 150 Yak-152 trainers for the Aerospace Force. In 2013, the Defense Ministry financed R&D work on primary training aircraft.
The Russian Defense Ministry needs new primary training aircraft to service a rapidly growing cadet flight training program.
The new aircraft is expected to be actively used to train cadets of both the Aerospace Force and the DOSAAF Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation and Fleet.
The Yak-152 aircraft will also allow practicing aerobatic maneuvers and navigation in addition to basic flight training.
The trainer can be furnished with a diesel engine working on aviation kerosene to reduce operational costs and enhance the aircraft’s performance.
Russias Yak-152 basic trainer aircraft will make its maiden flight later this year. Irkut will carry out two flight trials of the aircraft later this year
Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has displayed a model of the Yak-152 propeller-driven basic trainer at the Singapore Airshow 2016. This is the first time the model is being displayed at an international event
Russia plans to launch the Yak 152 a light aircraft with trainer and combat roles to compete with the Embraer Super Tucano, Pilatus and Beechcraft planes. Taking advantage of the growing market for light trainer aircraft which have been adapted to reconnaissance and combat roles such as the Super Tucano , the Pilatus PC-7 and PC-9, Russias Irkutsk Aviation Plant has announced plans to launch two samples of the light Yak-152 trainer in 2015
Specialists of the Russian Central Aero-hydrodynamic Institute held the final stage of static tests of Yak-152 basic training aircraft. “The design successfully withstood the imposed loads and did not receive any significant residual deformations
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