AN-158 / New Regional Passenger Jet
The AN−158 is a regional jet of a new generation intended to carry up to 99 passengers over a range up to
Embodying the best parameters of the basic aircraft, the AN−158 can fly:
− by day and night all year round in simple and complicated weather conditions;
− under ambient air temperatures at ground from
− at high-elevated airfields;
− on the international air routes.
Core differences of the AN-158 include:
− 1.7 m longer fuselage;
− enlarged to 5m³ volume of over-head baggage lockers;
− modified layout of the fuselage tail part;
− improved design of wing;
− fuel efficiency improved by 9%;
− DOC to carry 1 passenger decreased by 12%.
The AN-158 performed its maiden on April 28, 2010. Till the end of 2011, ANTONOV completed wide programme of the aircraft certification. On February 28, 2011, the aircraft received Certificates issued by Interstate Aviation Committee and State Aviation Administration of Ukraine. They confirm the aircraft compliance with requirements of AP-25 harmonized with FAR-25 and CS-25.
Having completed the programme of the certification tests it started trials on widening the operational conditions. In February 2011, the AN-158 performed 16 flights in
No doubt, the AN-158 will take a worth place in the row of modern regional airplanes. Antonov Company and the Ilyushin Finance (IFC) Russian Leasing Company has signed firm contract for delivery of twenty An-158 airplanes. The feature of the agreement signed June, 21, 2011 at the Paris Airshow 2011, is granting by ANTONOV of a broad package of warranties for operation and after-sale support of the aircraft, including its reliability, maintenance content, flight regularity, performance and service life warranties.
On August 3, 2011, Dmytro Kiva, President – General Designer of ANTONOV Company, and Aleksander Vlasishen, Director General of “Antonov-Finance” State Leasing Company, signed the “Letter of Intent on purchase 50 airplanes of the AN-148 and AN-158 family in order to transfer them to domestic airlines on condition of financial leasing”. According to this document, “Antonov-Finance” intends to purchase 28 AN-158s and 22 AN-148s till
As a whole, the aircraft operators from
Serial production of the AN-158 is launched at “ANTONOV Serial Plant”. More than 200 enterprises of 15 countries are involved into cooperation on the aircraft construction.
The AN-158 design allows to develop on its basis a row of new airplanes including VIP versions, freighters and special-purpose airplanes for civil and military transport aviation.