MOSCOW, April 17 — RIA Novosti. Aviation Navy Russia has in its composition the first new transport aircraft An-140, told reporters on Wednesday a representative of the press service of the Defense Ministry and the information on the Navy.
"Today, as part of a plan to refurbish the transport aircraft, naval aviation Navy has in its composition transport aircraft An-140 was built at the Samara aviation plant" Aviacor. "Aircraft arrived at the airfield of the Navy Naval Aviation" Ostafyevo "- the official said the Navy.
He said that all naval aviation will receive 8 aircraft AN-140, which are designed to replace the existing An-24 and An-26. "Transport aircraft Antonov An-140 will be based on the four fleets," — said the officer.
An-140 is designed for 52 people, the maximum payload — up to 6 tons. It is equipped with two engines, turbine performance on the wings of the aircraft, has a high enough performance for safe take-off and landing on dirt strips. Range — 2320 km, with maximum payload — 1,300 km and a maximum cruising speed — 537 km / h