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Il-76 and Il-78 chief designer Andrey Yurasov dies in Moscow

Il-76 and Il-78 chief designer Andrey Yurasov dies in Moscow
Andrey Yurasov, chief designer of Il-76 and Il-78 military transport aircraft, dies in Moscow, before reaching his sixtieth birthday a little over two months. The death of Yurasov was reported in the press service “Il”.

The cause of death of the 59-year-old designer was a serious illness, details not disclosed. highlights, that Yurasov devoted his entire career to the OKB “Ilyushina”.

Chief Designer of IL-76 and IL-78 Yurasov Andrey Vladimirovich died after a serious illness 16 August 2021 years in the sixtieth year of life (…)
– It said in a statement.

Andrey Vladimirovich Yurasov was born 26 October 1961 of the year. After graduating from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) came to the OKB “Ilyushin”, where worked with 1981 of the year, having started his career as a technician and finished as a chief designer. Participated in the preparation and conduct of flight tests of many aircraft of the brand “Il”, including IL-96, IL-114, Il-103 and Il-76.

Under his leadership, all work was carried out to modernize the Il-76 and Il-78 military transport aircraft.. It was Yurasov who brought the Il-76MF aircraft, IL-76TD-90VD, Il-76MD-90A, IL-78M-90A before state tests and serial production.

Andrey Vladimirovich Yurasov was awarded orders “Friendship” and “Of honor”, medal “850 years of Moscow”, as well as other departmental and public awards.

“military Review” expresses condolences to the family and friends of Andrey Vladimirovich.

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