State-owned enterprise Antonov, Ukraine's only aircraft manufacturer, presented two transport aircraft at the Dubai Airshow held in the UAE on November 12-16, according to the company's press service.
In particular, the AN−132D aircraft−demonstrator, the first prototype of a new AN−132 multipurpose transport, as well as the AN-70 aircraft, which belongs to a new generation of short takeoff and landing tactical military medium transports, were presented at the airshow, which is held every two years.
The video of the An-132D demonstration flight was published on the company's Facebook page.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the production of the first sample of An-132 was launched in September 2015. At the same time, Antonov has signed a number of agreements with Saudi Arabia on the deliveries of these aircraft from 2017, as well as on the joint design and production of aircraft plant in its territory where mass production of An-132 is planned.
Ukrainian company management has assessed the demand for such aircraft in the world market at about 900 units over the next 20 years.
Leading aviation companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada, General Electric, Honeywell, Liebherr and Hamilton Sundstrand were involved in the An-132 assembly.
UNIAN memo. State-owned Antonov is the manufacturer of cargo and passenger aircraft, as well as special purpose aircraft. Among the company's most recognized projects are the An-32, An-148, An-158, An-74, An-124, An-70 and An-225.