ANTONOV has completed the airframe assembly of the AN-178 serial aircraft for the Republic of Peru

26.08.20
ANTONOV has completed the airframe assembly of the AN-178 serial aircraft for the Republic of Peru

The ANTONOV SE has completed the assembly of the airframe of the serial aircraft AN-178 (under serial number 006) for the National Police of the Republic of Peru.

As of today, the airframe assembly, including the complete docking of the aircraft fuselage sections with the center wing, empennage and outer wing panels have been fully completed at the assembly plant.

In November 2019 SpetsTechnoExport, a part of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, has signed the contract with the Ministry of Interior of Peru for the supply of AN-178 medium transport aircraft. Signing the deal opened the Latin American market for a new generation of ANTONOV aircraft.

Recently, SE "ANTONOV" rolled out the fuselage of AN-178 №006.

The manufacturer notes that the assembly of the aircraft goes on the planned schedule. Currently, the manufacturer is in the process of producing and purchasing systems, components, units, as well as aeronautical and electronic equipment.

In total, 25 Ukrainian companies and about 30 European and North American suppliers are involved in the supply chain for the new AN-178.

The configuration of the aircraft ordered by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru allows:

  • transportation of personnel (100 persons);
  • transportation of passengers (80 persons);
  • cargo delivery (up to 18 tons);
  • evacuation of patients on stretchers with medical assistance (40 people);
  • cargo airdrop.

Additional information:

The medium transport aircraft AN-178 was developed by the ANTONOV COMPANY, which is a part of State Concern “Ukroboronprom”. AN-178 is a further development of the family of regional jets AN-148 and AN-158 that has been certified internationally.

The maximum cruising altitude of AN-178 is 12.2 km, the flight range is 5500 km, the maximum cruising speed is 825 km/h. The aircraft has a unique form of the fuselage and is able to carry various types of cargo. AN-178 can be operated from/to both unpaved and artificial pavement runways.

An-178 completed its first flight in May 2015. Since then, a set of measures and steps for import substitution of aircraft components have been taken. As part of the AN-178 worldwide presentation, the aircraft has already been at airfields of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Turkey, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.


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Sources:
spetstechnoexport.com