AN−158 regional jet flew from Kiev to Dubai (UAE) to participate in Dubai Air Show 2013 − one of the biggest international aeronautic exhibitions. ANTONOV’s delegation is headed by Dmytro Kiva, President−General Designer.
A number of meetings and negotiations with representatives of aviation carriers and leasing companies is planned to be conducted during the exhibition. A presentation of the row of ANTONOV airplanes to the top management of the Armed Forces and Civil Aviation of UAE and other countries is planned as well.
For the inquiry: The family ofthe AN−148 and AN−158regional jets of a new generation is being effectively operated on the regional routs of the different countries, in a wide spectrum of the climatic conditions. They work well both from runways of the best airports of Europe and from RW with bad quality of pavement.
Passenger airplanes with capacity from 68 to 99 persons and the flight range to 4400 km are the basis of the family. Special−purpose versions are working actively as well. On order of Ministry for Emergency Situations of Russian Federation a new model of the AN−148−100EM was developed, built, certified and passed into operation. Layout of the airplane includes: compartment of the Main passenger, business−class compartment and ambulance compartment where installation of 2 to 6 specialized medical modules is foreseen. The modules allow for the treatment of casualties in flight. To use the abilities of the airplane more effectively medical modules and some economy class seats can be transported in the baggage hold allowing for quick re− configuration. According to operator requirement the AN−148−100EM may be converted in any of 5 versions: Passenger, Command and Control, and three different passenger/ambulance configurations.
Three−cabin VIP−version of the AN−148−100EA intended for 39 persons is being operated in Russia, the especial squadron of the President of Russian Federation. The AN−148−300 airplane of a higher comfort capable to carry passengers at a range up to 7000 km is also being developed. The AN−148−300MP advanced aviation complex of maritime patrolling and counteraction is being developed on its basis. This aircraft is planned to be equipped with a complex of detection and processing the information of the above−water targets as well as means of counteraction to intruders including artillery set and guided missiles of air−ship class.
Source / Author: Antnov