India prepares to assemble serial IL-114-300 with American engines

On September 11, 2019, Sri R. Madhavan, head of the leading Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics (Hindustan Aeronautics), said in an interview with Times of India that India wants to establish the production of (on-site) Russian Il-aircraft 114. He clarified that the company has already signed a non-disclosure agreement with Ilyushin, which relates to the maintenance of such aircraft in India and the countries of the region.




According to Madhavan, the IL-114 is ideal for India and will be an excellent replacement for the regional turboprop aircraft in operation. At the same time, he noted that the final prospects for the production and operation of IL-114 in India will be known until the end of 2019.

IL-114-300 is equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines (USA - ed.), Has a modern interior and western airborne equipment. Although it is planned to start with servicing this aircraft, we expect to produce it here (in India - ed.) If it goes well on the market.

- said Madhavan.

It should be noted that the Il-114-300 is a modernized version of the Soviet twin-engine turboprop aircraft Il-114, designed for operation by local airlines with a flight range of up to 1500 km. They should replace the obsolete An-24 aircraft, which have ceased to meet modern requirements.

The first flight of the Il-114-300 in Russia should take place in 2020, and they promise to launch mass production in 2021. The Russian version of the aircraft will have domestic engines (upgraded TV7-117ST, with a capacity of 2800 hp).
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  1. Bason. Hicks Offline
    Bason. Hicks (Imperialist) 14 September 2019 12: 16
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    In short, the plane is handsome, and Indians better not to believe.
    Optional people sign contracts with breaks for dancing.
    Signed ... danced ... refused the contract.

    This song is good, start over ...
    laughing
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 September 2019 09: 40
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    The plane is good. And the Indians are just bargaining. They all climb to them - there is an opportunity to drop prices ...
    1. Savigne Offline
      Savigne 20 September 2019 18: 02
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      They all climb to them - there is an opportunity to drop prices ...

      No, nobody wants to organize local production. To sell is another matter. So, I think, apart from Russia, India does not agree with anyone.
      But this is if the Americans will still supply engines for this project. They can easily refuse. And with the Russians it’s not a fact that the Indians will take it.
      Unfortunately, in the USSR / Russia, good aircraft engines never did.
  3. Ehanatone Offline
    Ehanatone 20 September 2019 04: 36
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    Unlike the Chinese, they execute contracts, albeit with dances, ..
  4. Savigne Offline
    Savigne 20 September 2019 17: 58
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    IL-114-300 equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines

    The Russian version of the aircraft will have domestic engines (upgraded TV7-117ST, with a capacity of 2800 hp).

    This is what worries. I do not think that the Indians chose the modification with American engines by accident. Although they are most likely more expensive. Most likely TV7-117ST do not reach them.