Ukrainian Antonov will rely on Canadian Pratt and Whitney PW150A for turboprop engines and British Dowty propellers R-408 for its first demonstrator aircraft An-132, it plans to fly by yearend.
“AN-132D is the first global project of “Antonov” with the world’s leading aviation companies. This is a sample of import substitution program implementation: the aircraft won’t have any Russian component”, said Ukroboronprom Director General Roman Romanov at a meeting with foreign media at the Farnborough Air Show-2016.
More than a half of components will be produced by domestic enterprises. Foreign companies will deliver the remaining spares. Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A will provide turboprop engines and British Dowty Propellers will supply with propellers R-408. The aircraft will be powered with avionics and power supply system by American Honeywell, and air preparation system by Liebherr.
“An-132 is a new Ukrainian product, developed in accordance with cooperation model of world-leading companies. An-132 will have competitive advantages in the market. This is the symbiosis of the best advanced technologies”, Roman said.
The AN-132 – intended for short- and medium-haul routes – will have varied use, from troop transport to cargo and can be outfitted with a variety of cabin configurations. The aircraft will have a maximum cruising speed of 500 kilometers per hour and a maximum cruising altitude of 9,000 meters with a maximum payload of 9.2 tonnes. The AN-123D demonstrator is being developed by Antonov, together with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
A year ago the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to transfer the management of SE “Antonov” to SC “UkrOboronProm.” As a part of the State Concern, “Antonov” fulfilled import substitution program, expanded the range of foreign partners, developed new aircraft AN-132, launched the development of domestic unmanned aircraft complex, received the order from the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Liebherr−Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France) will supply the integrated its air management system for Antonovs new aircraft, the AN−132D. Representatives from Liebherr−Aerospace and the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer signed the contract on June 1, 2016, at ILA Berlin Airshow, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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Antonov plans to supply its first An-132 aircraft to a customer under a contract with Saudi Arabia's scientific organization KACST in early 2017. This aircraft was designed and built with the use of Europe- and U
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Pratt and Whitney has won $93 million contract for US Air Forces F119 engine sustainment. Contractor will provide engine sustainment labor, data and combined test force operations and support
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