Antonov Details AN-178 Aircraft Manufacture for Peru Under ‘Quarantine’

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Antonov Details AN-178 Aircraft Manufacture for Peru Under ‘Quarantine’
Antonov AN-178 Tactical transporter

Antonov Company has completed key pre-production work on the AN-178 aircraft under a contract with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru.

“Due to the quarantine conditions we keep operation of separate production sites to continue an assembly of the aircraft according to the international contract. We continue to produce some individual parts and components in a machine-tool fleet”,  Oleksandr Donets, the President of ANTONOV COMPANY, stated in a press release.

As of today, the preparatory works for jig assembly of the aircraft’s fuselage have been completed. Assembly of the fuselage nose part (F1) and the fuselage center section (F-2) are at the final stage in the production shop.

Manufacture of the central part of the wing, left and right cantilever parts of the wing, empennage has been fully completed. Two engine pylons are ready for further integration into the aircraft.

In total, 25 Ukrainian companies and about 30 European and North American suppliers are involved in the supply chain for the new AN-178. In order to arrange the performance of the contract, the Ukrainian major bank as well as three foreign banking and financial institutions are involved.

In November 2019 SpetsTechnoExport company, that is a part of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, has completed the procedure of signing a contract with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru for supply of AN-178 medium transport aircraft. Signing the deal opened the Latin American market for a new generation of Antonov aircrafts.

The configuration of the aircraft ordered by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru allows to perform transportation of personnel (100 persons), transportation of passengers (80 persons), cargo delivery (up to 18 tons), evacuation of wounded with medical assistance (40 people).

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