Yak-152 primary training aircraft constitutes a new trend of Irkut Corporation activity in the sphere of flight trainer development.
Yak-152 aircraft is a component of the integrated training system designated for training pilots of contemporary and prospective aircraft. This system also includes flight simulators, computerized classrooms, as well as monitoring and control means.
Yak-152 provides implementation of key tasks of primary flight training by day and night.
Yak-152 is designated for training in:
- piloting technique, including basic, advanced, and aerobatic pilotage;
- navigation basics;
- spin in and spin off techniques;
- instrumental en-route flight and landing approach using the airfield ILS;
- group piloting at daytime, in VFR and over clouds;
- acting in emergencies.
Aerodynamic configuration of the aircraft ensures flight safety during improper piloting.
Yak-152 is equipped with the innovative RED A03T piston diesel engine fueled with aviation kerosene.
Inside the unpressurized two-seat cockpit pilots are 'tandem' positioned. The forward crew station is designated for trainee, the aft one accommodates instructor.
The Yak-152 avionics suite provides:
- indication of data on multi-function LCDs;
- triple redundancy of flight-and-navigation equipment;
- registration of flight information and aircraft systems’ performance data, as well as recording of crew’s voice conversations to a hardened on-board recorder;
- automatic response to requests of IFF radar systems and secondary radars of traffic control systems.
The distinctive feature of Yak-152 aircraft is the unique SKS-94M ejection system providing emergency escape of both crew members.
The aircraft is capable of operating from small airfields with ground strength of 5 kg/сm2 .
The possibility of outdoor storage is envisioned.
Service life is not less than 10,000 hours, 30 years, and 30,000 landings.
Aggregates, systems, and equipment of the aircraft may be operated on condition.
Simplicity of design, convenient access to aggregates and wirings facilitate aircraft maintenance.
Designers of Yak-152 leaned on a wealth of experience amassed by Yakovlev Design Bureau in development of training aircraft. Since 1935, more than 22,000 UT-2, Yak-11, Yak-18, Yak-52 piston-engine trainers have been manufactured in Russia and abroad.