The new AN−178 transport is continuing flight tests. At present, it performs flights with duration over 4 hours.
Within a period between the 8th and 12th of November, the aircraft will be displayed at Dubai Air Show−2015. In UAE the airplane will be presented for the first time. ANTONOV specialists are sure, the AN−178 will be interesting for the aircraft operators of the Near East and Africa. «The AN−178 is capable of operating in various weather and climatic conditions, in particular, under high temperatures of the ambient air and moisture, as well as at airfields with different surfaces of runways. These characteristics provide the aircraft advantages when operating in the region. AN−178 can be effectively used in logistics schemes to carry packed cargoes, pallets, containers, including maritime containers C1. Besides, this airplane with payload of 15−18 tons will be an effective replacement for the AN−12 and C−160 known in the region», − says Oleksandr Kotsiuba, First Vice President of ANTONOV Company.
During Dubai Air Show – 2015, ANTONOV Company will conduct series of meeting and negotiations for promotion of the AN−178 and its modifications into the Near East and Africa.
Source / Author: Antonov