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Antonov An-132 takes off

The Antonov An-132 made its maiden flight today, 31 March 2017, the same day as the Airbus A319neo and the Boeing 787-10 double-stretch Dreamliner. The Antonov/Taqnia An-132 is an improved version of the Antonov An-32 twin-engined turboprop transport aircraft and is being developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. It is a multi-role aircraft for […]

Antonov chooses PW150A for An-132 multipurpose transport

Antonov has officially chosen Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines to power the new An-132 multipurpose aircraft. A contract has been signed to fit the An-132 demonstration aircraft with two PW150A engines, which will be delivered to Antonov in April 2016. The An-132D’s maiden flight is expected by late 2016. The AN-132 is being developed […]

Antonov presents images of new An-132 transport aircraft

Antonov has presented images of the new An-132 light transport at the Paris Air Show. The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer announced that the An-132 prototype should be constructed in Saudi Arabia in one and a half year. Antonov held a work meeting during this week’s Paris Air Show with representatives of KACST (King Abdulaziz City for […]

Antonov to build Westernised version of the An-178

Antonov is to develop a ‘Westernised’ version of its new An-178 transport aircraft, which first flew on 7 May 2015. The new version will be fitted with General Electric CF34-10 or Pratt & Whitney PW1500 turbofans and Western avionics and systems. The new version will be designated ‘An-178-111’. The Westernisation of the new transport aircraft […]

Antonov An-132 transport to be built in Saudi Arabia

The Arabian company Taqnia Aeronautics Company and Antonov are going to develop and build the Antonov An-132, a renewed version of the An-26 cargo aircraft, in Saudi Arabia. Taqnia and Antonov signed an agreement this week. The agreement includes the transfer of the necessary technology to Saudi Arabia and to qualify young Saudis to enter […]