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OJSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex
Founded Moscow, Russia (January 13, 1933 (1933-01-13))
Founder Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Products Military, transport and civilian aircraft
Parent United Aircraft Corporation

Open Joint Stock Company «Ilyushin Aviation Complex»,[1] operating as Ilyushin (Ilyushin) (Russian: Илью́шин) or Ilyushin Design Bureau, is a Russian design bureau and aircraft manufacturer, founded by Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin. Ilyushin was established under the Soviet Union. Its operations began on January 13, 1933, by order of P. I. Baranov, People's Commissar of the Heavy Industry and the Head of the Main Department of Aviation Industry. In Soviet/Russian nomenclature, aircraft from Ilyushin are prefixed Il. The head office of Ilyushin is located in Aeroport District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow.[2]

Aviation Industries Ilyushin is a subsidiary established in 1992 to act as Ilyushin's marketing and customer service arm.

Ilyushin has developed aircraft for widely varying roles over the years. The Russian government has merged Ilyushin with Mikoyan, Irkut, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev under a new company named United Aircraft Corporation.[3]

In July 2014 it was reported that Ilyushin and Myasishchev would merge to form the United Aircraft Corporation business unit Transport Aircraft.[4][5]

Notable aircraft[edit]

Notable Ilyushin aircraft include:


  • I-21 fighter, 1936.
  • Il-1 fighter prototype, 1944.

Ground attack[edit]

  • Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, NATO codename "Bark", 1939, most-produced military aircraft of all time.
  • Il-8, ground-attack prototype, 1943.
  • Il-10, ground-attack aircraft, NATO codename "Beast", 1944.
  • Il-16 ground attack prototype developed from the Il-10, 1945.
  • Il-20 (1948) ground attack prototype, 1948.
  • Il-40 "Brawny" jet-powered ground-attack prototype, 1953.
  • Il-102 experimental jet-powered ground-attack aircraft, project cancelled, 1982.


  • DB-3 long-range bomber, 1935.
  • Il-4 "Bob" bomber/torpedo bomber developed from the DB-3, 1938.
  • DB-4 long-range bomber, 1940.
  • Il-6 long-range bomber prototype developed from the Il-4, 1942.
  • Il-22 jet-powered bomber prototype, 1947.
  • Il-28 "Beagle" and "Mascot" medium bomber/trainer, 1949.
  • Il-30 tactical swept-wing bomber prototype developed from the Il-28, 1951.
  • Il-46 jet-powered bomber prototype developed from the Il-30, 1952.
  • Il-54 "Blowlamp" supersonic bomber prototype, 1955.


Passenger aircraft[edit]


  • Il-20M "Coot-A" ELINT/radar reconnaissance version of the Il-18
  • Il-22 "Coot-B" airborne command post version of the Il-18.
  • Il-24 "Coot-C" ice reconnaissance version similar to Il-20M, 1948.
  • Il-38 "May" maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare aircraft developed from the Il-18, 1971.
  • Il-140 AWACS version of Il-114.
  • A-50 Shmel (from Beriev), an AWACS variant of the Il-76, NATO codename "Mainstay", 1978.
  • A-100 Premier (from Beriev), an AWACS variant of the Il-76MD-90A.



  • Il-26 long-range bomber project, 1947.
  • Il-36 Prototype
  • Il-42 ground attack project
  • Il-52 flying wing bomber project.
  • Il-56 bomber project.
  • Il-64 airliner project.
  • Il-66 (1959) supersonic transport (SST) project, 1959.
  • Il-66 military transport project.
  • Il-70 short-haul airliner project, 1961.
  • Il-72 supersonic airliner project developed from the Il-66, 1961.
  • Il-72 (1964) medium-haul airliner project, 1964.
  • Il-74 airliner project, 1966.
  • Il-84 search and rescue variant of the Il-76, project cancelled, 1989.
  • Il-90 proposed long-haul airliner, 1988.
  • Il-118 proposed twin turboprop engine version of Il-18.
  • Il-196 long range airliner project.
  • A-60 experimental airborne laser laboratory developed from the Il-76MD, 1981.


Il-18 'Coot' on display

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JSC «IL» in General." Ilyushin. Retrieved on 8 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Official Address of the JSC «IL»." Ilyushin. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "45 "G" Leningradsky Avenue, Moscow, 125190, Russian Federation." Address in Russian: "125190 Российская Федерация, город Москва, Ленинградский проспект, дом 45 "Г"."
  3. ^ "Russian Aircraft Industry Seeks Revival Through Merger." The New York Times. February 22, 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.ilyushin.org/press/news/ev3327/
  5. ^ http://www.ilyushin.org/press/news/ev3420/

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Mon, 25 May 2015 11:45:00 -0700

"The procedure of import substitution is on, - Deputy General Director of JSC Aviation Complex named after Ilyushin Victor Loktev told Pravda.Ru. - We started buying materials from Russian suppliers of the aircraft-building industry." In fact, the ...

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Sun, 24 May 2015 15:42:28 -0700

Questions remain over Bombardier's existing order book for the aircraft with at least one customer, Russia's Ilyushin Finance Co., warning in April that it is reconsidering its existing order for 32 CS300s over Canada's refusal to help finance the ...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 07:24:12 -0700

In 1966, Ilyushin re-entered the fray — rather half-heartedly. The IL-74 was to be a 144-seat tri-jet powered by Soloviev D-30I engines (from a family of engines that would go on to power both the Il-62M and Tu-154M). Not only that, but other than the ...

International Business Times

International Business Times
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:15:00 -0700

Russia's brand-new light military transport aircraft, named the Ilyushin Il-112, is scheduled to make its first flight in 2017, Yury Borisov, a Russian deputy minister of defense, announced Thursday. Ilyushin Il-112, a twin-engine turboprop plane ...

Wichita Business Journal (blog)

Wichita Business Journal (blog)
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:02 -0700

Moscow-based Ilyushin Finance Co. said this week that it is re-evaluating its order for up to 49 CSeries passenger jets from Bombardier Inc. IFC, Bombardier's third-largest CSeries customer, cited mounting delays on the program and a lack of financing ...

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Thu, 21 May 2015 06:13:25 -0700

“Then the challenge is to do everything all over again to get them back into a crate, drive them to the airport – which was Durban – and that took a couple of hours because getting the crates onto this huge plane – an Ilyushin 76 – with the crane they ...

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The Borneo Post
Sat, 23 May 2015 09:41:15 -0700

ALOR SETAR: Transport aircraft Ilyushin IL-76 belonging to China's International Search and Rescue (CISAR) team arrived at the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (LSTAH), here, yesterday. The plane arrived at 11.30am, bringing rescue equipment and various ...

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Thu, 07 May 2015 11:31:07 -0700

Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly? The first ten were released on April 28, after touching down in the largest aircraft ever to land at Botswana's Maun International Airport, an Ilyushin 76, according to Dereck Joubert, one of the project ...

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