Ilyushin Design Bureau
Ilyushin Design Bureau

Ilyushin Aviation Complex S.V.



The Ilyushin S.V. Aviation Complex is one of the leading enterprises in Russia in the development of aviation technology. The full name is S. V. Ilyushin Aviation Complex Open Joint Stock Company. Previously named Plant No. 240. Located in Moscow.

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Designer General, who is also CEO Viktor Livanov ,: - laureate of state prize of the Russian Federation.

JSC "Ilyushin Aviation Complex" was opened in the year 1933. According to the order of Chief of the aviation industry, PI Baranov on the basis of the plant. Menzhinsky formed the Central Bureau of experimental aircraft military aircraft and a series of light aircraft.

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Chief of the Central Clinical Hospital was entrusted Sergey Ilyushin. Under his leadership, KB began to occupy a leading position in the construction of complex aircraft among similar enterprises of the USSR.


The results of this KB are impressive. For 80 years of its existence more than 200 has been developed within its walls and more than 120 different types of aircraft have been created. The factories engaged in the production of Ilyushinsky cars produced during this time over 60 000 units of aircraft equipment of the brand "IL". The main features that distinguish the products of this brand are a high degree of reliability, manufacturability of production, simplicity of design, convenient maintenance and piloting, a great resource. The enterprise produced aircraft of various purposes at different times. They were also planes of assault, bomber aviation, special purpose, military transport, passenger and others.

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Bureau named. Ilyushin its developments frontline assault fighters and bombers made a significant contribution to the Soviet victory in World War II.


The navy of the country during the Great Patriotic War on 30% consisted of stormtroopers IL-10 и IL-2, Long-range bombers IL-4. In the postwar period IL-28 It became the first mass model of the Soviet Air Force jet bomber.




History of the Design Bureau. Ilyushin (now - Aviation Complex. Ilyushin) can be viewed on his work.

  • • Mid-1940s - the first domestic passenger mass aircraft were produced, which laid the foundation for the creation of air transport aviation in the USSR. IL-18 turboprop powerplant was cheap and unpretentious in operation, making flights affordable type of movement for Soviet citizens on domestic air routes. Also, it was sold abroad.

  • • Long-haul turbojet aircraft IL-62 together with the modification of the Il-62M became the flagship of "Aeroflot". It is characterized by high safety during flight and comfort for passengers. Through his creation of an increasing number of international airlines. Passenger traffic began in 1967, and continued to this day.

  • • One of the features of the Ilyushin school was a good practice in creating special-purpose aircraft, which played a significant role in the country's air force. First of all, we are talking about anti-submarine apparatus IL-38, Special reconnaissance planes IL-20, Refueling aircraft IL-78 and more

  • • In 1970, the post of chief designer, on the recommendation of S.V. Ilyushin, by the decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR he was occupied by G. Novozhilov. It was under his leadership that the most common civil and military transport aircraft Il-76 with jet engines D30-KP was developed and built. It was put into service with the Air Force in 1974. Since the mid-1970s, the Il-76 and its modified versions are the country's main military transport aircraft.

  • • Millions of tons of various cargo and more than one hundred million passengers were transported by such aircrafts as Il-86, Il-62M, Il-62, Il-18, Il-14, Il-12. At the present time the Il-96-400T, Il-96-300, Il-114-100 are in operation. The IL-96-300 "control point" variant transports high-ranking officials of Russia.

  • • The model range of the IL brand is constantly being replenished with new aircraft. The Il-96T and Il-103 were first certified according to the FAA airworthiness standards in the USA. Also a significant step towards expanding international cooperation was the serial production and certification of the IL-114-100.

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Recent developments and awards


In 1990-ies with the collapse of the Union of the company had to start work in difficult economic conditions.


With 2005, the position of chief designer of the aviation transferred to VV Livanov, which in combination with 1995 of the General Director of the enterprise, and before that he headed a 1988 plant.

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At the present time, the priorities in the work of "Il" - is the development of military transport and cargo aircraft.


In early autumn, the 2012 began testing deeply modernized version of the Il-76MD-90A. The serial production of the aircraft takes place in Russia taking advantage of the technology of digital three-dimensional design. Structures and Systems unit is significantly improved compared to the base case. For the development of the aviation aircraft received the National Award in the category "Golden Idea".


In 2012, the cooperation has been established with India by HAL and JSC "UAC-TA" to develop a new multi-purpose transport aircraft.


Aviation Complex. SV Ilyushin was awarded the Merit of the following orders:

  • Lenin - in 1942 year;

  • Red Banner - 1944 g .;

  • Red Banner of Labor - 1969 g .;

  • October Revolution - in 1983 year.


Many employees of the company at different times awarded medals and orders. In particular, the title of "Hero of Socialist Labor" received six. The title of "Hero of the Soviet Union" and "Hero of the Russian Federation" are ten test pilots. Among them VK Kokkinaki was the only test pilot who received this title twice.

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For the development of IL-96-300, IL-86, IL-76, IL-62, IL-38, IL-18, IL-28, IL-2 at different times employees ILYUSHIN KB received Lenin Prize and State.


Today ILYUSHIN built strong cooperative ties with major manufacturers of aircraft components, research centers and airlines. The company performs development, modernization, testing, training, maintenance sample preparation and maintenance of operational aircraft airworthiness previously produced aircraft "IL".

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Aviation Complex. Ilyushin has a negative figure income, but this does not prevent him from continuing to operate, hold the highest position in the global and domestic aviation market.


Service after sales service brand "IL"


In addition to the development and serial production, JSC "Aviation Complex. Ilyushin ”is engaged in after-sales service of its aircraft. 

The range of his works include:

  • • warranty service;

  • • performance of routine maintenance;

  • • repair, restoration work, renovation of the interior, completion of technical documentation, creation of modifications;

  • • creation of special repair and design documentation;

  • • search for solutions in the detection and elimination of defects;

  • • supervision over the technical condition of aircraft;

  • • development of appropriate documentation for the elimination of operational damage to aircraft;

  • • extension of service life and service life of devices of its production;

  • • Bringing IL aircraft up to flight condition after prolonged (over one year) storage or ferry according to the instructions of the chief designer;

  • • determination of the assessment of the technical condition of their aircraft, including documentation and flaw detection of the aircraft or its individual parts;

  • • delivery of spare parts, auxiliary equipment and units for ordinary and urgent orders of the operator, repair of components;

  • • development of the necessary repair and maintenance documentation for customers, which applies to devices operated in severe climatic conditions;

  • • training of engineering and technical personnel and flight personnel, including levels of advanced training and retraining.


Training facilities


Training Centre on the basis of "IL" began its existence 1.04.1998. Refresher courses when it passed over 3200 people. Lectures themselves constructors of aircraft "IL", thus achieving high quality learning outcomes. All master training future employees to confirm their qualification by the relevant certificate.

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On the training base of "IL" there are funds for training airline personnel:

  • • training classes;

  • • stand of the flight control system;

  • • chassis stand;

  • • automatic training system;

  • • simulator of cabin procedures;

  • • library, including operational and technical documentation, educational and methodological literature and a reading room;

  • • development and flight test bases of the enterprise in Zhukovsky and the cities where the customer airlines are located.


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OKB Ilyushin contacts

  • Address: 125190, the Russian Federation, Moscow, Leningrad Prospect, 45 "G".

  • Phone: + 7 (499) 943-81-17; (499) 943-81-21 (reception).

  • Fax: + 7 (495) 612-21-32.

  • Email: [email protected]

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