LET 410 Aircraft Specifications and Reviews | Two turboprop aircraft; the first flight in 1969, operational since 1971 (L-420 since 1998). Successfully developed Czech airliner.
LET 410 Aircraft Specifications and Reviews
|Type||L2T (LET L-410/420)|
|Year of development||1970|
|Engine Model||Motorlet M-601|
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – Several variants were built: an improved version of the L-420, with more powerful engines and greater mass. It is also used for military purposes as a light tactical transport and service aircraft. AIRES owned the LET from 1998 to 2013.
Since 2013, the manufacturer of Aviation Industry LLC has been UGMK, a Russian industrial holding. The aircraft is still in production under the model L 410 UVP-E20 and the EASA/FAA type certificate is issued as L 410 NG.
The L- 410UVP was a 19-seat short-range short takeoff and landing aircraft. In the postwar period, the Turbolet was the first foreign aircraft to go to Soviet distances.
Now Aircraft Industries supplies Russian regions with an upgraded version of the machines, equipped with an H- 80 turboprop engine made by General Electric in the Czech Republic.
According to UMMC, this has seriously improved its performance, extending, in particular, its flight range from 1,420 to 1,520 kilometers.
At the meeting of the IATA Coordination Council, it was pointed out that L-410 is considered as the basic aircraft for the upgrading of the regional fleets and reconstruction of the local airline’s network.
It’s assumed that the leasing of the aircraft will be carried out with the budget support, the specific mechanisms of which the heads of the regions are to define at the meeting in September.
Previously the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation reported that the development of domestic transportation needs 19- and 9-seater planes. No aircraft of such modifications are produced in Russia.
The L-410 is listed in the aircraft fleets of the Orenburzhye and KrasAero companies. The government of the Khabarovsk Krai and the Buryatia airline PANH are ready to buy several machines. “Aircraft Industries is currently performing design work.
The UGMK holding was created around the second biggest metallurgical company of Russia and includes more than 20 mining, metallurgical, machine building, and telecommunications companies. The controlling interest is concentrated in the hands of Iskander Makhmudov and Andrei Kozitsin.