The second transport plane An-140-100 entered service with the Russian Air Force and arrived at a military airfield near Moscow Chkalovskiy
"The possibility of updating this type of aircraft fleet vehicle parts Air Force, which is based on outdated transport aircraft An-24 and An-26. Before the end of 2012, the Air Force will have another such machine "- the official representative of the press service of the Defense Ministry and the information on the Air Force Col. Vladimir Drik.
It is noted that at the Chkalov airbase new aircraft will serve on the transport of personnel and cargo, mail and other special tasks to a distance of 2,300 km, with both airports with paved and unpaved runways.
Passenger turboprop aircraft An-140-100 is suitable for use in cargo-passenger version. The aircraft has a high flight performance and fuel efficiency, and belongs to a new generation of regional turboprop machines for peak performance in any geographic and climatic conditions. Total 2020 planned to buy about 10 An-140-100.