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New Ukrainian aircraft Antonov An-132D was presented in Kiev
New Ukrainian aircraft Antonov An-132D was presented in Kiev

On 20th of December 2016 in Kiev was presented new Ukrainian aircraft Antonov An-132D - light multipurpose aircraft designed for short-haul and medium-haul flights.

For demonstration of new aircraft Antonov An-132D was attended President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prince of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Turki Bin Mohammed Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who traditionally cut the ribbon before An-132D drive out of the shop of Antonov Aviation Plant.

The main features of new aircraft Antonov An-132 is its suitability for operation in various climates especially in hot climates, high-level and unprepared airfields, possibility of exploitation on sand runways.

Antonov Aviation Plant has demand for production of 260-290 aircrafts Antonov An-132 by 2035.

An-132D was created in a very short time. The decision to implement this project taken in May 2015 when the agreement was concluded with Taqnia Aeronautics of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Today in 1 year and a half aircraft Antonov An-132D is ready for testing and will make its first flight in spring 2017.

For An-132 creation was involved leading companiesin the world including Pratt & Whitney Canada which will supply engines and Honeywell which will provide "glass" cockpit and other on-board electronic systems, blades of Dowty Propellers, life-support system from company Liebherr, auxiliary power unit from company Hamilton Sundstrand, UkrNDIAT and German firm Broetje-Automation directly involved in the design and equipment supplies for plant in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Antonov An-132 is designed for short-haul and medium-haul transportation flights and provides different configurations of cargo cabin. The aircraft will have a cruising speed up to 500 km/h and a maximum cruise altitude to 9000 meters with a maximum payload up to 9.2 tons.

Later on base of aircraft An-132 will create a whole family of aircrafts of different purposes. Series production of Antonov An-132 is planned to establish in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Aircraft Antonov An-132 Key Features

Crew: 2
Passenger: 46 paratroopers or 75 soldiers or 27 patients on stretchers and 2 doctors
Payload: 9 200 kg
Length: 24.537 meters
Height: 8.80 meters
Wingspan: 29.20 meters
Power plant: 2 × turboprop PW150A, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Engine power: 2 × 5071 hp (2 × 3782 kW) (power on takeoff each)
Propeller: R408 Dowty Propellers
Propeller diameter: 4.11 meters
Auxiliary Power Units: 1 × gas turbine engine from company Hamilton Sundstrand

Cargo compartment:
Volume: 58 cubic meters (with ramp - 65 cubic meters)
Length: 13.45 meters (with ramp - 16.655 meters)
Width: 2.4 meters
Height: 1.78 meters
Floor area: 32.3 square meters

Flight characteristics:
Practical range: 1 270 km with maximal load
Empty-leg flight range: 4400 km
Practical altitude: 9000 meters
Practical altitude with one engine: 3 800 meters

Organizers of Aircraft Antonov An-132

Antonov Company
Antonov State Plant
Kiev, Ukraine

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