Within the period 6−9 of February ANTONOV Company’s delegation will participate in DEF EXPO−2014 exhibition to be held in New−Delhi, India. More than 45 years of fruitful cooperation join ANTONOV with this country. The ANTONOV airplanes are widely used in this country with adverse climatic conditions and numerous airdromes located in high mountains.
Today enterprises of Ukraine perform deep modernization of the fleet of 105 AN−32 light military−transports of Indian Air Forces. Till present, works on 35 airplanes were completed.
ANTONOV offers to Indian partners new directions of interaction within the limits of military technical cooperation. Advanced joint projects include: design, production and provision of after sale support of the aircraft of the different purposes on the basis of common platform which will be able to perform efficiently tasks of civil air carriers and state departments of India. Such an approach will provide operators with a number of advantages provided by high commonality of new airplanes.
For realization of this program ANTONOV offers to use the family of the AN−148/158 regional jet of a new generation. Its basic versions are operated in four countries of the world, in a wide spectrum of the weather and climatic conditions. They work equally well from the RWs of the best airports of Europe and from the unpaved runways. Conducted tests proved capability of the airplanes of the family to be based on high mountains airdromes located at 4000m above sea level that is especially actually for conditions of operation in India. The high− comfortable airplane AN−148−100EA and the convertible ambulance AN−148−100EM certified and entered into operation as well as the perspective versions of transport and maritime patrol purposes will be offered to attention of the exhibition visitors.
Source / Author: Antonov