"In practice last week, there was another meeting in the Russian government, after which the" AVIAKOR "could do a very large order for An-140. Maybe 70, maybe up to 120 aircraft. This is for 8-10 years, "- he said.
According to the governor, the Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation has asked the regional government with a proposal by 15 December elaborate on the likely support companies from the region.
Merkushin recalled that in 2012 "Aviacor"Makes the government order to assemble 5 AN-140, which sovladevaet with great difficulty.
In September, the exhibition "Aviasvit-2012" chairman "Aviacor" Sergei Liharev reported that the Ministry of Defense plans to purchase 40 light military transport AN-140 Samara production company.
Plane An-140-100 created and offered to substitute the fleet of passenger aircraft An-24 and Yak-40 and An-26 cargo, An-30 and An-32. Plane, for up to 52 people, the largest payload — up to 6 tons. An-140-100 is equipped with 2 engines of the turbine, which are placed on the wings of the aircraft are of sufficient height to perform non-hazardous take-off and landing even on unpaved strips. Range with 52 passengers is 2320 km, with the largest payload — 1300 km; maximum cruising speed — 537 km / h