On the "Antonov" started construction of a prototype of the An-178.
On today completed the fitting of the pile, and made the fuselage section F1 (nose) and F2 (main). Laid down in Section slipway and started work on the assembly of the first aircraft.
As previously reported, "Antonov" announced that the first prototype of the An-178 will be presented at the end of 2014.
AN-178 — a military transport plane to be created on the basis of the AN-158.
Also, the press service of "Antonov" reported that the company continues flight tests of the modernized An-2-100, as well as the construction of the second batch of three An-158 aircraft for the airline Cubana, which had previously received three aircraft of this type and successfully exploit them .