UkrOboronProm : First An-132 May Hit the Skies In Autumn This Year

UkrOboronProm : First An-132 May Hit the Skies In Autumn This Year 16 July, 2016

Ukranian Defence Company UkrOboronProm’s Director General Roman Romanov stated that country’s new aircraft AN-132 may conduct its maiden flight this autumn.  UkrOboronProm presented full-scale model of the multi-purpose transport aircraft An-132 programme at the Farnborugh  Air Show in UK and Director General Romanov stated there that airplane might be ready in record time to fly. Roman Romanov said, “AN-132D is the first global project of “Antonov” with the world’s leading aviation companies. This is a sample of import substitution program implementation: the aircraft won’t have any Russian component.”

According to programme, more than a half of components will be produced by domestic enterprises. Pratt & Whitney Canada will provide turboprop PW150A engines and British Dowty Propellers will supply with propellers R-408. The aircraft will be powered with avionics and power supply system by American Honeywell, and air preparation system by Liebherr. The AN-123D demonstrator is being developed by Antonov, together with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

A year ago the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to transfer the management of SE “Antonov” to SC “UkrOboronProm.”

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