Bangladesh Receives First of Three Refurbished An-32 Transport Aircraft

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Bangladesh Receives First of Three Refurbished An-32 Transport Aircraft
Bangladesh Air Force Antonov An-32

The Bangladesh Air Force has received first of three refurbished Antonov An-32 transport aircraft.

Ukraine’s SE PLANT 410 CA aircraft-repair enterprise handed over the transport aircraft on Sunday, Defence Blog reported Monday.

SE PLANT 410 CA Director General Viktor Gankevich handed over the overhauled aircraft certificates and keys to the pilots-in-command, and thanked for the long-lasting fruitful cooperation.

Employees of the company are handing over a practically new aircraft, which is ready to carry out any missions, Viktor Gankevych said during his speech.

The modernized aircraft received modern equipment, new automatic ground collision avoidance system, satellite navigation system and other safety equipment, according to the report.

The Ukraine-made An-32 light military transport multi-purpose aircraft can be operated in various climate conditions, including hot climate (up to + 50°C) and from the mountain airfields (up to 4500 m elevation).

The main aircraft purpose is to transport cargoes over short and medium range air routes. It can be used for carrying military personnel, aerial delivery of paratroopers and palletized and non-palletized cargoes.  Its ambulance version can be used in missions of Emergency Ministry.

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