Ukraine to Represent the New Generation Passenger Jet at 49th Le Bourget Air ShowBy Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Thursday, June 16, 2011
KYIV, Ukraine, June 17, 2011 -
Ukraine is going to showcase a new generation passenger
regional jet An-158 at the 49th
International Paris Air Show Le Bourget on June 20-26, 2011. The
key features of the new exhibit include the ability to land on the
various types of ground under zero visibility conditions.
The main Ukrainian exhibit to participate in the demonstration
flights at Le Bourget Air Show will be the An-158 passenger
regional jet (previously referred to as An-148-200). The aircraft
with a range of 2,5-3,1 thousand km is an upgraded version of
An-148 with stretched fuselage that may accommodate 99 passengers.
Also, compared to the previous models, this one received additional
wingtip fences. The machine is equipped with D-436-148 engine
designed by the state owned Ivchenko Progress and produced
by Ukrainian JSC Motor-Sich. The key features of the plane’s
design include the placing of the craft’s engines high, making it
possible to land even in the snowdrifts and on the ground if there
is no runway.
The participating companies from Ukraine are the state-owned
AntonovAeronautical Scientist/Technical Complex, Ivchenko
Progress, JSC Motor-Sich, PA Yuzhmash,
Yuzhnoe SDO, the State Space Agency of Ukraine, State
Corporation Vector, state company Ukrspecexport.
An-158 is certified by International Civil Aviation Organization
to land under zero visibility conditions (ICAO category III
approach). The plane also acquired an Interstate Aviation Committee
certificate. The first flight of the plane was successfully
completed on April 28, 2010.
About 20 units of the new plane have already been preordered by
a number of international companies. Currently, AntonovAeronautical
Scientist/Technical Complex is launching a serial production of
An-158, with an aim to hit the market by the end of the year and
build over 100 planes by 2020.
The Paris Air Show, officially titled Salon International de
l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Paris-Le Bourget, is considered
to be the biggest world air show while being the oldest one
(established in 1909) at the same time. It is held at the Le
Bourget Airport in Paris every odd year in June and is dedicated to
aeronautics and space conquest. Every other year hundreds of
thousands (estimated 390 thousand visitors in 2009) attend the show
where the latest achievements in the aircraft industry are
For more information, contact Maria Ivanova +380443324784 news at wnu-ukraine.com, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine
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