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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 […]

Plan for An-225 series production

Antonov and Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) have signed a cooperation agreement to bring a second Antonov An-225 into the air. The companies also want to start series production of the An-225 in China. The agreement was signed on 30 August 2016. The first stage of the cooperation includes the finishing of the second […]

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 […]

Boeing announces Jumbo News: Volga-Dnepr wants 20 747-8Fs

Volga-Dnepr Group (Russia) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for twenty Boeing 747-8 Freighters at the Paris Air Show. Although it is not a firm order yet, it is an important contract for Boeing because, once firmed up, it will keep the 747 production line running for some time. The new 747-8 Freighters will be […]

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 […]

Are you going to Paris?

The Paris Air Show 2015, starting on Monday 15 June, is the highlight of the year in the aircraft business. During the 51st Salon there will be 2,250 exhibitors. What airliners can we expect? Boeing announced to bring in a 787-9 Dreamliner in the colours of Vietnam Airlines and a 777-300ER destined for China Airlines, […]

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 […]

Silk Way Airlines orders ten Antonov An-178 aircraft

Cargo carrier Silk Way Airlines from Azerbaijan has ordered ten Antonov An-178 freighters. Zaur Akhundov, president of Silk Way Airlines, says: "This is a very attractive aircraft by technical characteristics. It is a very good replacement for the AN-12." Antonov promotes the AN-178 as a replacement for the four-engined An-12 turboprop. It has been designed […]

An-178 makes maiden flight

The new Ukrainian transport turbojet #An-178 makes its first flight http://t.co/V8SJ3c5r2h pic.twitter.com/9DigtiFnxh — UKR Embassy in USA (@UKRintheUSA) 7 mei 2015 Antonov’s newest aircraft, the twin-turbofan-engined An-178, performed its maiden flight on Thursday 7 May from Kyiv-Antonov airport (Gostomel). The aircraft (UR-EXP) was rolled out from the assembly hall three weeks ago. The flight lasted […]