Antonov An-148, 158, 178

 

1st Flight 2004

Antonov An-148

The Antonov An-148 is a regional jet designed and built by Antonov of Ukraine.

Development of the aircraft was started in the 1990s, and its maiden flight took place on 17 December 2004.

The aircraft completed its certification program on 26 February 2007.

The An-148 has a maximum range of 2,100–4,400 km (1,100–2,400 nmi; 1,300–2,700 mi) and is able to carry 68–85 passengers, depending on the configuration.

Antonov An-158

The Antonov An-158 is a stretched fuselage version of the aircraft, accommodating up to 100 passengers.

Following a crash in February 2018, all An-148 and An-158 in Russia were grounded by the Russian Ministry of Transport.

In addition, Cubana grounded its An-158 fleet as of May 2018 due to several technical issues with the aircraft.

Until late 2018, the Antonov An-148 aircraft was also being produced in Russia by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association, however due to the souring political relationship between Ukraine and Russia, production in Russia was discontinued.

The last Russian-built An-148 was completed in October 2018.

Antonov An-178

The Antonov An-178 is a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company and based on the Antonov An-158.

It was announced on 5 February 2010, rolled out on 16 April 2015 and the maiden flight was on 7 May 2015.

The An-178 is proposed to replace outdated aircraft like the Antonov An-12, An-26 and An-32.

The aircraft will have an avionics suite similar to the An-148, and will use Progress D-436-148FM engines.

The An-178 is a potential competitor for the Embraer KC-390 from Brazil.

The company plans to build more than 200 of the aircraft.

Specifications

(AN-178)

Crew: 2

Capacity: 70 paratroopers or 15-18 tons of cargo

Length: 32.95 m (108 ft 1 in)

Wingspan: 28.84 m (94 ft 7 in)

Height: 10.14 m (33 ft 3 in)

Max take-off weight: 52,400 kg (115,522 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Progress D-436-148FM Turbofan

Maximum speed: 990 km/h (620 mph, 530 kn)

Cruise speed: 825 km/h (513 mph, 445 kn)

Range: 4,700 km (2,900 mi, 2,500 nmi)

Ferry range: 5,300 km (3,300 mi, 2,900 nmi)

Service ceiling: 13,000 m (43,000 ft).

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