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08-07-2016 / ANTONOV Company takes part in Farnborough International Air Show − 2016

On July 7, 2016,  AN−178, multipurpose transport aircraft flew from Kyiv to Farnborough, Hampshire. There Farnborough International Air Show − 2016 will be held  within a period from 11th to 17th of July 2016. АN−178 will take part in demo flights programme and will be presented at the static display. For the first time, the autograph−session of ANTONOV Company’s test pilots will be conducted for the air show participants.   

Beside AN−178, ANTONOV Company will present other its modern programmes in segments of transport, regional passenger and special−purpose aircraft.  

According to Oleksandr Kotsiuba, President of ANTONOV Company, head of the company’s delegation, the main purpose of ANTONOV’s participation in the fair is searching of new partners and development of the existing cooperation on vendor items supply.

 

AN−178 is a new multipurpose transport with payload up to 18 t. It is intended to carry almost all existing types of packaged freights (both containerized and palletized), including 2.44 x 2.44−m 1C high−capacity sea containers. This makes the aircraft an effective transport for logistics support and for operations in emergency situations. In keeping with the best characteristics of Antonov aircraft, the AN−178 can operate from any runway, including runways with artificial pavement, unpaved airfields, and alpine airdromes.

The aircraft operators from different countries expressed their interests in use of both civil and military versions of the AN−178

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