27 October 2016

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Poroshenko shares video with An-178 stunts at Farnborough airshow

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has shared footage with the Ukrainian-made An-178 aircraft being showcased at the Farnborough International Airshow, which took place July 11 through July 17.

Ukraine showcased its An-178 at the Farnborough International Airshow / Photo from UNIAN
Ukraine showcased its An-178 at the Farnborough International Airshow / Photo from UNIAN

The video was posted on the president's official account on Facebook.

At the show, the aircraft demonstrated its best features – short takeoffs, speed ascending, steep turns and smooth landing.

The plane had only six minutes for its demonstration flight, therefore it showed the maximum allowed rolling motion as soon as it took off.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Antonov aircraft plant and Azerbaijan's Azal signed a contract on the supply of 10 cargo An-178 planes to that country's Silk Way Airlines.

Azerbaijan to buy 10 Ukrainian An-178 aircraftThe first two planes will be shipped by the middle of 2018, and then another eight will be built. The Ukrainian plant has already received advanced payment for the first two planes. The total sum of the contract is a commercial secret.

The An-178 plane was developed on the basis of the An-158 passenger plane and is designed to replace the An-12 transport plane.

1st Vice President of Antonov: The world has not yet produced anything better than Ruslan and MriyaAntonov estimates demand for the An-178 model at 200 aircraft by 2032.

The An-178 was earlier presented at the Berlin Air Show 2016, where it carried out its maiden flight.

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