The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine buy 13 aircraft An-178 Ukrainian production. This June 17 in France at the Paris air show the Paris Air Show announced interior Minister Arsen Avakov, informs the website of the Department.
“The Ministry of internal Affairs will purchase 13 Ukrainian aircraft An-178 for members of the National guard and rescuers of SES (the state emergency service. – “GORDON”). The contract agreed to sign this fall. This is the first aircraft of the Ukrainian and European, but without Russian components,” the Minister said.
According to him, the first demonstration flight of the An-178 will be in the fall.
“After three years, the aircraft will already be in the service”, – said Avakov.
He stressed that this military-the transport plane of the Ministry of interior is suitable for all specifications and will be used by the SES departments for firefighting and rescue operations, and National guard – for landing, shipping and other tasks.
An-178 – Ukrainian short-haul military transport turbojet aircraft with a capacity of 15-18 tons, which should come on replacement military transport aircrafts of the previous generation an-12, An-26 and An-32. Debuted in the flight international aerospace ILA Berlin Air Show in 2016.
An-178 may work in various weather and climatic conditions, in particular at high temperatures and humidity; be based on airfields with different quality coating of the runways.