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10:01 AM, June 17, 2017
Antonov 132D Military Transport aircraft

First prototype of the AN−132D military transport, jointly developed by Ukraine and Saudi Arabia, will be Flown at the 52ndParis Air Show 2017.

The AN−132 programme is a collaboration between Antonov Company and partners from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Taqnia Aeronautics Company.

The AN−132 is to become a worthy addition to ANTONOV’s family of aircraft. In recent years, several of these aircraft have been presented to the international aviation community during the Paris Air Show, the Ukrainian firm announced Thursday.

In 2015, the AN−178 jet freighter was displayed. Till present, the aircraft passed significant part of the certification test programme.

In 2013, ANTONOV presented the AN−70 STOL military freighter. It is the only aircraft in the world capable of take−off and landing from short unpaved runways of 600−700 metres while carrying up to 20 tonnes cargo over 3000 kilometres. ANTONOV is currently working on a new, westernised version of the AN−70.

The AN−148 regional jet, which became the basic aircraft for the whole family of aircraft, used for different purposes, had its international debut at the Paris Air Show in 2007. Later, the AN−158 was also presented there.

In different years, the world community applauded the ANTONOV’s giants: AN−225 Mriya, AN−124 Ruslan and AN−22 Anthei.

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