The first An-148 for the Ministry of Defense of Russia

September 12, 2013 in Voronezh, the first flight of the head of the An-148-100, built by JSC "Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company" (VASO, is a part of JSC "UAC") for the Ministry of Defense of Russia. This aircraft (serial number 42-05, registration number 61718) was the first contract to supply 15 aircraft An-148-100.


The contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense to supply 15 aircraft An-148 for 2013-2017signedKLA in May 2013. The total contract amount — 18 billion rubles. Under the terms of the contract, in 2013, the War Department should get one plane, in 2014 and 2015 — four a day, and in 2016 and 2017 — three An-148. In this case, the contract involves the possibility of premature delivery, and plans to use than VASO, putting the Ministry of Defence in 2013, the first two aircraft.

Plane taking off on September 12 with serial number 42-05 is built in a standard passenger configuration of 75 seats. He became 19th An-148 aircraft built VACO, and the fourth aircraft of the type raised in the air in Voronezh in 2013.

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