Antonov has completed major assembly of the AN−132D aircraft−demonstrator.
The tail unit was mounted on the aircraft. So, the airframe of the aircraft has been assembled: fuselage, wing and tail unit have been joined, the company said in a statement last week.
PW150A engines of Pratt & Whitney Canada to be delivered in April. Cooperation agreement of the AN−132 programme was signed with this company in October 2015.
The programme of the AN−132 light multipurpose aircraft of a new generation is realized by Antonov together with KACST, King Abdulaziz City Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The AN−132, intended for operation on short− and medium−haul routes, will perform various missions on cargo transportation and implement different layouts of the aircraft cargo cabin. The AN−132 will have cruising speed up to 500 km/h, cruising flight altitude up to 9000 m, and payload up to 9.2 t.
Ukraine has also offered for the joint production of India’s AN-132 transport aircraft.
“SE-Antonov offered Indian enterprises to join efforts in An-132 aircraft construction, offering the ministries and departments of the country – to order it,” head of Ukrainian delegation, UKROBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov said during DefExpo 2016 that concluded last Thursday.