The maiden flight of the Yak-152 initial training aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary) on September 29, 2016.
The Yak-152 aircraft has been developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation.
The new aircraft provides initial pilot training at any time, at day and night. The Yak-152 is designated for training pilots in flying techniques, basics of navigation, simple, complex, and aerobatic pilotage, as well as group piloting.
The Yak-152 will allow mastering of instrumental flying along the route and landing approach with the use of airfield landing systems, as well as pilot's performance in emergencies.
The Yak-152 aircraft will provide professional selection and training of young pilots in military and civil training centres, and aerobatic pilots in flight clubs.
Serial production of this new training aircraft is unfolding at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. Development and production preparation of Yak-152 are based on state-of-the-art Russian design solutions in small aviation.
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