Antonov Company has started the general assembly of the fuselage of the Antonov AN-178 (Антонов Ан-178) transport intended for delivery to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Peru. Recently, the fuselage nose part was installed into the assembly jig, where the floor, transverse frames and side panels of the cargo compartment were placed previously.
As informed earlier, the central part of the wing, portside and star board outer wings, tail unit have been fully completed as well. Two engine pylons are ready for installation on the aircraft.
Configuration of the aircraft, that is being produced under the contract concluded by SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport” with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Peru, allows to perform transportation of personnel (100 persons), passengers (80 persons), cargo (up to 18 tons), evacuation of wounded (40 persons) with medical assistance.
The Antonov An-178 is a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company and based on the Antonov An-158 (An-148-200). It was announced on 5 February 2010, rolled out on 16 April 2015 and the first flight was on 7 May 2015. The aircraft will have avionics suite similar to the An-148, and will use Progress D-436-148FM engines.