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20-06-2017 / THE SECOND DAY − PARIS AIR SHOW 2017

On June 20, 2017, presentation of the AN−132D for mass media was held at Paris Air Show. Oleksandr Kotsiuba, President of ANTONOV Company, Roman Romanov, Director General of UkrOboronProm State Concern, Oleksandr Los, Vice President of ANTONOV Company, Jon White, Customer Account Director − Europe of GE Aviation, Dr. Khaled, Director of Aeronautical institute of King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technologies, general Ali Al−Ghamdi, CEO of Taqnia Aeronautics Co. Participated in the event. Crew members of the AN−132D: captain Victor Goncharov, co−pilot Bohdan Zagorulko, flight test engineer Volodymyr Nesterenko, and Transport Aircraft Director «Тaqnia Aeronautics» major−general Mohammed Ayash replied to the journalists’ questions as well.

Presenting the AN−132, the speakers told about the main features of the aircraft, including its flexibility to operational conditions. Representatives of Saudi party specified: “It is hot enough in Paris today, on the day of AN−132 presentation. The air temperature is about 35 degree, but the aircraft confidently shows its characteristics in flight. We are sure, the aircraft will fly good under conditions of Saudi Arabia as well. So the airplane performs required tasks».

Oleksandr Kotsiuba, President of ANTONOV Company, said: “Our company keeps tradition to present its innovative developments. This year we together with our partners from KSA, countries of Europe, Canada and USA present AN−132D for the first time”.

After tour to the aircraft, mass media had a conversation with ANTONOV’s specialists and representatives of partner companies on the AN−132 programme.

Negotiations with potential partners from Europe and USA as for development of after−sale support system of the ANTONOV aircraft as well as concerning vendor items delivery.

Capabilities of airplanes of the AN−148, AN−158 family, AN−178 and AN−132 transports were presented to aircraft operators from India, Canada, Turkey, USA.

On June 21, the AN−132D will perform a demo flight again

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