Aircraft Plant "Antonov" launched the production of modern AN-132
Aircraft Plant SE "Antonov" has begun production of the newest multi-purpose transport aircraft AN-132. The given information is stated by the press service of the State Enterprise "Antonov".
"So, now we started production of modern multi-purpose transport aircraft AN-132 ... SE "Antonov" completed the conceptual design stage of AN-132. In addition, the basic technical solutions for the design of the airframe structure and its equipment have already been adopted,".
It is reported that the components for AN-132 will be provided by Pratt & Whitney Canada, General Electric, Honeywell, Liebherr and Hamilton Sundstrand, with the support of Saudi Arabia.
It should be noted, that AN-132 is created under a contract with "KACST" (King Abdulaziz Center for Research and Technology). According to the contract, the State Enterprise "Antonov" as the developer has to build the first AN-132, lift it into the air and carry out an initial test phase, providing a showcase flight of the aircraft to Saudi Arabia.