ANTONOV Company has completed state joint tests of the AN−70 STOL widebody military transport.
In the process of ground and flight tests on the modernized aircraft correspondence of the checked parameters and modes to the requirements of the Customer was achieved in:
− functioning of modernized systems and equipment;
− parameters of the STOL;
− precision parameters during fulfillment of navigational tasks;
− strength and service life parameters;
− parameters of systems and equipment reliability;
− possibility to transport all specified cargo nomenclature.
Flight crew and engineering staff of the State scientific and test center (SSTC) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine jointly with the specialists of ANTONOV Company carried out the State joint tests of the aircraft.
Aleksandr Pakholchenko, leading test pilot of the SSTC on the AN−70 paid attention to the high flight−technical and operational parameters of the aircraft as well as the modern cockpit that corresponds to the world level.
By the results of the State joint tests the aircraft is recommended to be added to the armory as well as to be launched into serial production.
Source / Author: Antonov