In Ukraine there was the first customer for the An-158

В Украине нашелся первый заказчик на Ан-158

Antonov An-158

Two regional jet An-158 aircraft ordered by the airline Fanair specializing in Charter flights.

State enterprise Antonov has found the first customer in Ukraine at the regional jet an-158, which was specialized on Charter flights airline Fanair. The company will supply two An-158 in the layout with 97 seats, reports on Friday, October 12, avianews.com.

Noted that the Memorandum was signed on the final day of the air show Aviasvit-XXI the airline’s CEO Vasily Pustovalov and Vice-President for marketing and sales of Antonov Julius Kiselev.

“The signed Memorandum will be the basis to start the financing of the project. Antonov company will deliver the aircraft in six months after activation of the contract on financial leasing”, – reported in the Antonov, adding that the planes will be built without the use of Russian components.

In turn, the Fanair explained that he decided to purchase two of these aircraft to perform flights on the territory of Ukraine and CIS countries. Roughly aircraft deliveries scheduled for the end of 2020. The crews will be retrained at the flight centre GP Antonov.

As reported, today released six Antonov serial An-158, which are transmitted to the airline Cubana. One An-158, based on the prototype An-148 is available to the company.

Now with the new line of Antonov aircraft in the Ukraine on regular flights operated only a single An-140, which flies in the airline Motor Sich. One An-148 is transferred to the state aviation enterprise Ukraine to provide transportation of the highest officials of the state.

According to the register of civil aircrafts of Ukraine, Fanair in the fleet are two Airbus A320 1994 release and A321 2004 release.

Earlier in Kiev on the occasion of independence Day of Ukraine military parade unveiled a new transport aircraft an-178 lifting capacity of 18 tons development of Antonov as a novelty of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex.

It was also reported that Antonov signed an agreement for the Farnborough air show.

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