Il-76MD-90A RA-78650 during initial tests in September 2012.
Aviadvigatel's PS-90A-76 turbofan engine was selected to power the Il-76MD-90A and offers around 10% lower fuel consumption compared to the original PS-90-76 version.
The prototype Il-76MD-90A, RA-78650 in it's Russian Air Force colour scheme, seen on take-off from Ulyanovsk on March 18, 2013.
In the Soviet era Aviastar's plant was called the Ulyanovsk Aviation Industrial Complex which produced the An-124-100 Ruslan cargo aircraft.
Модернизированный тяжелый военно-транспортный самолет Ил-76МД-90А впервые будет показан на МАКС-2013
The first Il-76MD-90A RA-78650 made its maiden flight on September 22, 2012, at Ulyanovsk-Vostochnii airfield.
The flight-test crew of thr IL-76MD-90A after the type's maiden flight at Ulyanovsk on September 22, 2012
The Il-76MD-90A features an eight-screen KSEIS cockpit.