Antonov confirmed the order of Azerbaijan 10 aircraft An-178

"Антонов" подтвердил заказ Азербайджана на 10 самолетов Ан-178

Azerbaijan has placed an order to supply 10 aircraft An-178. About it reports a press-service of Antonov company.

“Carrying out of certification tests of the An-178 is one of the top priorities for our company. We test the plane with the application of the requirements of European standards CS-25. We have a firm order for 10 such aircraft of the airline from Azerbaijan. On the “Serial plant “Antonov” work has begun to scan the production of An-178″ – quoted the press service of the President of “Antonov” Alexander Kotsuba.

According to the press service, in August, in the framework of the program of ground testing of transport aircraft An-178 was performed testing the loading/unloading light wheeled self-propelled machinery. The research was conducted using three SUVs army HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) M1097A2. Confirmation of declared capabilities of the aircraft in the arrival-departure, accommodation and mooring of the vehicle in its cargo compartment.

To date, the An-178 has performed about 100 flights lasting more than 160 hours.

"Антонов" подтвердил заказ Азербайджана на 10 самолетов Ан-178

An-178 — Ukrainian short-haul military transport turbojet aircraft, developed by Antonov on the basis of passenger An-158 (An-148-200).
The first flight was made on 7 may 2015

The an-178 should replace military transport aircraft of the previous generation an-12, An-26 and An-32. The new machine equipped the same as in the family of An-148 avionics and engines D-436-148ФМ. Production plan to organize the “Serial plant “Antonov”. Also discusses options for licensed production abroad.

The an-178 medium transport aircraft carrying capacity of 15-18 tons (two standard sea containers). Its speed is 825 km/h, flight height is 12 km flight range of 5.5 thousand kilometers, the Aircraft can land and take off from all airfields, including unpaved, making it suitable for defense.