Antonov expands serial production of the an-178

Антонов разворачивает серийное производство Ан-178

Freighter An-178

A new transport aircraft underwent ground testing.

State enterprise Antonov has started the deployment of serial production of transport aircraft An-178, which is currently undergoing certification tests. About it reports a press-service of the company.

As noted, the An-178 has already performed over 100 missions with a total duration of 160 hours. At the moment the aircraft is ready to continue flight testing, as well as loading and unloading.

Ground surveys were conducted using three SUVs army HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) M1097A2. The results confirmed the stated capabilities of the aircraft in the arrival-departure, accommodation and mooring of the vehicle in its cargo compartment.

“We have a firm order for 10 aircraft for the airline from Azerbaijan. At the production plant Antonov began producing the An-178,” – said the head of GP Oleksandr Kotsyuba.

Ukrainian aircraft an-178 made its first flight in may, 2015.

New development of GP “Antonov” can work in different weather and climatic conditions, in particular at high temperatures and humidity; be based on airfields with different quality coating of the runways.

The aircraft can be effectively used in logistic schemes, where the need to transport packaged goods, pallets and containers, including large marine C1.

Azerbaijan will purchase ten aircraft An-178