Irkutsk airline received the first An-148 Voronezh assembly

October 28 from Voronezh sent to Irkutsk regional aircraft An-148 — the first of three vehicles ordered by "Angara".

Board to meet in Irkutsk in a solemn ceremony is going to Governor Sergey Zakharova, the representatives of "United Aircraft Corporation" Voronezh Aircraft Plant (JSC "VASO"), the leasing company "Ilyushin Finance." Ukrainian developer machine "Antonov" and the Federal Air Transport Agency the Russian Federation.

The new planes will help Siberians expand its route through the route to Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk and Chita, as well as in China, Japan and Korea. Recall, a firm contract for the delivery of three An-148 between the manufacturer, carrier and leasing company was signed in March of this year. As previously concluded a preliminary agreement says about ten of these machines. Transfer to the customer in the modification of aircraft An-148-100E (the passenger compartment by 75 economy class seats) must be completed by the end of December.

As the director of the program for the production of the An-148 "VASO" Igor Abramov, to prepare aircraft for operation in Eastern Siberia has required additional work package: — Initially, these aircraft will be operated on the ground with concrete pavement. Upon receipt of the "Antonov" additional design documentation will be allowed to take off and landing An-148-100E on poorly equipped (soil, snow) airfields. Door-trap protection and in niches chassis will operate the An-148 on the ground of any type. During the manufacture of aircraft were modified under the current requirements of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization of the UN system. — "WP") and the European Union.

Help "RG" An-148 — short-haul passenger aircraft designed to carry 65-85 passengers. Depending on the modification of the An-148-100 can no intermediate landings to fly a range of two to five thousand kilometers. Adapted to fit on unpaved airfields and meets international safety and environmental performance. The aircraft, designed by Ukrainian designers with the participation of the Voronezh colleagues serially produced at the Kiev "Aviant" and VACO. On the top end of the 15th assembly of the board. In Russia, such ships are operated under the brand names of airlines "Russia" (148-100V) and "Flight" (An-148-100E) raid on average one car more than 300 hours.

"Rossiyskaya Gazeta" — www.rg.ru Text: Tatiana Tkachev (Voronezh)

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