FSB announced tenders for the acquisition of the An-148, to which the agency is ready to spend 1.43 billion rubles.
In Russia, the assembly of the aircraft is engaged in Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company (VACO). VACO potential competitor in the auction may be the Kiev factory "AVIANT" at facilities that also begin production of this type of aircraft.
As follows from the requirements specification, the aircraft must be designed to fly at any time of day and year, and adverse weather conditions. Also, the liner must be made in VIP-version and have three salons — the main passenger cabin, business and economy class. In the main passenger cabin must be a folding leather sofa, a desk and a safe. In general, the plane must be installed satellite stations and antennas, and laid telephone and computer wiring.
Applications for participation in the auction are accepted from March 26 to April 15. Trading results will be announced on April 19.
AN-148 — short-haul passenger aircraft, designed to carry 68 to 85 passengers. Cruising speed of 800 — 870 km / h.