TsAGI Prepares Yak-152 Training Aircraft for Static Testing
14 November 2016
The Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, part of the National Research Center ‘Institute named after N.E.Zhukovsky) began preparing for static testing of the modern Yak-152 training aircraft.
The aircraft is currently being assembled in the TsAGI Static Testing Room. The load control systems are being assembled, and information and measuring equipment are being prepared. After a series of tests, TsAGI specialists will receive information on the actual stability of the Yak-152 aircraft and the bearing capacity of its units. These data are necessary to confirm compliance of the aircraft’s static stability to strength norms for Russian aircraft.
The Yak-152 was first airborne in September 2016 under the TsAGI permit with limited speed and overload values in flight. After the static testing these limitations will be lifted.
The Yak-152 was designed at OJSC Design Bureau named after A. S. Yakovlev and built at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of PJSC Irkut Corporation. The aircraft has a traditional design layout for this class of aircraft, and differs from all previous models of this class by its better flight performance characteristics and cutting-edge piloting and navigation equipment.