Innovative An -132D impressed the participants of the International Paris Air Show LE BOURGET 2017, having performed its first demonstration flight in the framework of the exhibition.
"The premiere of the innovative An-132 in the frameworks of the main international Air Show LE BOURGET 2017 was held successfully – Ukrainians have a lot to be proud of " – reported UKROBORONPROM (UOP) representatives.
An-132D – produced by SE "Antonov", the flagship of the UOP aviation cluster – demonstrated its powerful capabilities in the air. The second demonstration flight will take place on Wednesday, June 21.
This is the 1st world premiere of An-132D. Thousands of visiters will attend the Static Park, where the aircraft is located between the flights.
Other "Antonov" programs will be represented during the exhibition. A number of enterprises-members of the UOP aviation cluster will represent their products and projects in France, most notably: SE “Plant 410 Civil Aviation,” SE “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “AVIAKON,” SE “Nikolaev Aircraft Repair Plant “NARP.”
Other UOP enterprises-participants will also be represented at the International Paris Air Show, most notably: SJSHC "Artem", JSC "NPO"Kyiv Automatics Plant", JSC" Plant "Mayak", SC "Kharkov machine-building plant" FED "SE" Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau "Progress" named after AG Ivchenko" and UOP exporters GC" Ukrspetsexport "and SE DHZIF" Ukrinmash." UOP delegation is headed by the Director General of the State Concern Roman Romanov. New developments of UKROBORONPROM aviation cluster, missilery and other products of the domestic MIC are represented at the stand of the State Concern.
During this expo the SC “UkrOboronProm” aims to attract foreign manufacturers to mutual cooperation and demonstrate the prospects of Ukrainian defense industry to investors.
AN-132D was created in record time. The program was launched in May 2015 and today the aircraft hit the sky. It has no Russian components – UKROBORONPROM launched international cooperation with global aircraft giants, including partners from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and other countries – Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Dowty Propellers.
An-132 is designed for short distance and medium-range routes, it will perform a wide range of tasks on transportation; different cargo cabin configurations are avaliable. The aircraft will have a cruising speed of 500 km/h and a maximum cruise altitude up to 9000 m with a maximum payload up to 9.2 tons. In future, a whole family of different purpose aircraft will be developed on the basis of An-132.