On Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow comes first aircraft An-140-100, built for the Russian Air Force

December 30 from the airport of Samara aviation plant "Aviacor" on Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow will arrive first An-140-100, built for the needs of the Air Force (IAF) Russia.
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Getting the aircraft will be the first step towards the realization of the program to expand its fleet of aircraft of military transport aircraft. In the future, consider the possibility of renewal of its fleet, which is based on outdated military transport aircraft An-24 and An-26. In the near future the Air Force will get another 2 AN-140-100.

Chkalov aircraft on air base 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 with runways.

In addition, the aircraft has a high flight performance and fuel efficiency. It belongs to a new generation of regional turboprop machines for peak performance in any geographic and climatic conditions. An-140-100 — the only passenger turboprop aircraft certified for use in cargo-passenger version.

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