At the state enterprise “Antonov”, which is part of the State concern “Ukroboronprom”, has demonstrated the process of building a new Antonov An-178 for the interior Ministry of Peru.
“In the shop of “Antonov” company, despite all the problems associated with the quarantine and the change of the management company, continues to build a new transport aircraft An-178. Thus, 20 Jun 2020 local company was visited by a group of deputies with the aim of familiarizing with the process of building production aircraft An-178, one of which is for delivery to the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Republic of Peru, ” the statement reads.
As noted, the photos released by the press center of “Antonov”, illustrate the process of creating a new transport aircraft. In particular it is clearly seen that the nose portion is attached to the main body, which is also gradually acquires a final shape.
As recalled by the publication, in mid-may, the press service of “Antonov” reported on the establishment of the forward fuselage in the stocks the General Assembly, where previously was located the floor frames and the side trim of the cargo compartment. It was also reported about the readiness of the Central part of an airplane wing, his left and right arm portions and tail.
In addition, said Defense Express, was ready to mount on fuselage pylons turbofan engines D-436-148ФМ already commissioned at PJSC “Motor Sich” (a contract for the purchase of engines for 9.6 million dollars. was signed on 3 June of this year ) and should be placed roughly until April 2021. As well as purchased on-Board integrated navigation equipment, landing and other equipment over 1.7 million UAH (January 2020).
As reported by UKRINFORM, November 11, 2019 of the civil code “Ukroboronprom” reported that according to the signed agreement, Antonov company will deliver the An-178 National police of Peru and will carry out maintenance during the warranty term specified by this agreement.
Earlier, Ukraine took part in open tender, where it competed with the products of Italy and Spain. For the customer a decisive factor in the choice of aircraft was the versatility of the An-178, his ability to solve a variety of tasks, including transporting cargo, containers, personnel, airdrop, applications in search and rescue operations. Besides, Antonov is known worldwide for its unpretentiousness to the operating conditions. They can work in varying weather, climatic conditions, based at various airfields, including Alpine, which is important for Peruvian customer.
The an-178 medium transport aircraft designed for the delivery of personnel, weapons and military equipment easy boarding and parachuting ways, transportation of materiel, mail and other cargoes “in bulk” or in standard containers and goods on pallets with a total load capacity of 18 t. In emergencies, An-178 can be used for evacuation from the disaster zone, transporting the wounded on a standard stretcher, landing rescue teams.