Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Maiden Flight: 2017
Total Production: 145
Development Cost: USD$600 million
Also Known As: Il-214, MTA, MTS and Multi-Purpose Transport Aircraft
Origin: India and Russia
Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Ilyushin Aviaton Complex, Multirole Transport Aircraft Ltd* and UAC   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: MPTA
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Maiden Flight: 2017
Total Production: 145
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Description: The multi-purpose transport aircraft (MPTA), formerly referred to as MTS or MTC in Cyrillic or Il-214, is being developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex for the freight market. The aircraft will be powered by two high-by-pass ratio 23,000-pound class turbofan engines on underwing pylons from Russian or Western suppliers. The production MPTA will be powered by two more powerful PS-90A-76 engines developing 16,000 kg of thrurst each. The basic MPTA will be be capable of carrying a cargo of 18.5-20 tons over a distance of 2,250 kilometers. Ilyushin claims that its airplane will be able to operate from unprepared airfields under a wide spectrum of climate conditions at day or night.

In February 2009, Russia and India disclosed negotiations for a potential joint venture known as Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) to manufacture the dual-purpose civil/military freight aircraft in both countries. The new aircraft will have a cargo capacity of 20 tons. The first intergovernmental agreement on the joint development of MTA was signed in 2007. Russia and India would take delivery of 100 and 45 such aircraft respectively. The new transport aircraft development is valued at $600 million and is intended to replace aging planes such as An-12, An-26 and An-32 beginning in 2017. In May 2012, the first MTA aircraft was expected to perform its maiden flight in 2017 entering into service in 2019.

MPTA Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 2
Paratroops: 70
Passengers: 150
Service Life Flight Hours: 30,000
Service Life Flights: 24,000
Cargo Compartment Height: 3.40 meter
Cargo Compartment Length: 13.9 meter
Cargo Compartment Width: 3.45 meter
Fuselage Diameter: 4.80 meter
Height: 13.0 meter (42 foot)
Length: 37.7 meter (124 foot)
Wingspan: 35.5 meter (116 foot)
Landing Run Distance: 1,200 meter
Max Range: 2,250 kilometer (1,215 nautical mile)
Operational Altitude: 13,100 meter
Take Off Run Distance: 1,600 meter
Cruise Speed: 810 kph (503 mph)
Service Life: 35 year
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24,000 liter
Cargo: 20 ton
Max Takeoff Thrust: 32,000 kilogram (70,547 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 68 ton (149,912 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 6 news between
5 Aug 2009 and 12 Oct 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012HAL Signs MTA Follow-on Contract with Russian Partners
Monday, May 28, 2012UAC, HAL and MTAL Sign Development Contract of Multimodal Transport Aircraft
Thursday, December 16, 2010India, Russia Register MTA Limited Joint Venture to Produce Transport Aircraft
Thursday, October 7, 2010India to Get 45 MTA Transport Aircraft and Up to 300 Stealth Jets from Russia
Friday, September 10, 2010India and Russia Form Joint Venture Company for Multirole Transport Aircraft
Wednesday, August 5, 2009Russian Air Force Outlines Future Force Structure by 2020-2025

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