Antonov Taqnia An-132

1st Flight 2017

The Antonov Taqnia An-132 was an improved version of the Antonov An-32 twin-engine turboprop military transport aircraft being developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine.

The An-132 will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150 turboprop engines, and will feature Honeywell avionics, a Liebherr air management system and a Hamilton Sundstrand-supplied Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).

The prototype was rolled out in Kyiv on 20 December 2016, followed by the first flight which took off from Antonov’s factory at Sviatoshyn Airfield and landed at their test centre at Antonov Airport on 31 March 2017.

Deliveries are scheduled from 2018, with an estimated price of $30 million per aircraft and a planned production total of 260–295 aircraft by 2035 from Ukrainian and Saudi production lines.

It was cancelled in April 2019.

Specifications

Capacity: 9,200 kg (20,300 lb) cargo, 75 troops, 27 stretchers.

Length: 24.53 m (80 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 29.20 m (95 ft 10 in)

Height: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)

Max take-off weight: 28,500 kg (62,832 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprops, 3,781 kW (5,071 shp) each

Propellers: six-bladed Dowty Propellers R408, 4.11 m (13 ft 6 in) diameter

Performance

Cruise speed: 550 km/h (340 mph, 300 kn)

Range: 4,400 km (2,700 mi, 2,400 nmi)

Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft).

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