Ukraine to deliver ten Antonov An-178 aircraft to Azerbaijan

The Ukrainian State Company Antonov has received an order for 10 An-178 aircraft from an airline in Azerbaijan, as reported by UNN news agency, citing the press service of the enterprise.

"Conducting the certification tests of the An-178 is one of the chief tasks for our company today. We are testing the aircraft using CS-25 European standard requirements. We received a firm order for the supply of 10 such aircraft to an Azerbaijani airline. The work on expanding the production of the An-178 has already started at the Antonov Serial Production Plant," the President of the Antonov State Enterprise, Alexandr Kotsuba, noted.

"To date, the An-178 performed about 100 flights of more than 160 total hours. We are preparing the plane to continue test flights. We have also planned a loading/unloading of cargo on pallets and in containers," the report says.

The question of the An-178 supply to Azerbaijan was discussed in July during a meeting of the Presidents of the two countries – Petro Poroshenko and Ilham Aliyev.

  Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Antonov