|Antonov An-140. Hostomel Airport, Ukraine, 2008|
|First flight||17 September 1997|
|Number built||28 (as of June 2012)|
|Unit cost||US$9 million|
The Antonov An-140 is a turboprop regional airliner, designed by the Ukrainian Antonov ASTC bureau. It first flew on September 17, 1997. Apart from the main production line in Kharkiv by KSAMC, the aircraft is being manufactured in Russia, and under licence by HESA in Iran (as the IR.AN-140 or Iran-140), and it may also begin production in Kazakhstan. It can carry a maximum of 52 passengers.
VIP – Regional aircraft An-140 in VIP-version is designed to carry up to 30 passengers in high comfort. The passenger compartment of the aircraft can be divided into two or three zones – the exclusive lounge, equipped with four comfortable seats, audio and video, business class and economy cabin, in which it has 26 standard seats with a standard walk.
The base An-140-100 can be built for civilian, military and special purpose: maritime patrol, medical, aerial photography, geological exploration, freight etc.
Civil operators 
|Airline||In Service||On Order|
|Ministry of Defence (Russia)||4||14|
|Iran Police Aviation||2||0|
Specifications (An-140) 
Data from www.antonov.com
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 52 passengers
- Length: 22.60 m (74 ft 2 in)
- Wingspan: 24.505 m (80 ft 5 in)
- Height: 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in)
- Wing area: 51 m² (549 ft²)
- Empty weight: 12,810 kg (28,240 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 19,150 kg (42,220 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1 turboprops, 1,838 kW (2,466 shp) each
- Alternate powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127A turboprops, 1,900 kW (2,500 shp) each
- Maximum speed: 575 km/h (310 knots, 357 mph)
- Cruise speed: 460 km/h (250 knots, 290 mi)
- Range: 1380 km / 2420 km (745 nm, 860 mi / 1307 nm, 1504 mi) 
- Ferry range: 3,680 km (1,990 nm, 2,290 mi)
- Service ceiling: 7600 m (25,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 6.83 m/s (1,345 ft/min)
Accidents and Incidents 
The An-140 has suffered five major accidents. Two of them had no fatalities, and three had all on board killed.
- On December 23, 2002 an aircraft carrying many of Ukraine's top aviation designers and engineers crashed into a mountainside as it was preparing to land in Isfahan in Iran, killing all 44 on board.
- The second accident occurred on 12 August 2005 with a HESA IrAn-140 belonging to Safiran Airlines. One of the engines failed and the airplane tried to land at Arak airport with the remaining engine. During landing, the aircraft overran the runway. The aircraft was badly damaged but there were no fatalities.
- On 23 December 2005, Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217, an Antonov An-140 4K-AZ48, plunged into the Caspian Sea about 20 miles north of the capital, Baku. All 18 passengers and five crew members died. The plane was on its way to Aktau. The airline has grounded its other remaining An-140 airplanes, and also postponed plans to purchase more of the type aircraft from Ukraine. Investigations have discovered that three independent gyroscopes were not providing stabilised heading and altitude performance information to the crew early in the flight.
- The fourth accident happened during a training flight on 15 February 2006 near Shahin Shahr, Iran. All 5 pilots on board were killed. This airplane was also of the Iranian-assembled variety, HESA IrAn-140.
- The fifth accident occurred on September 6, 2008 in Kiev Boryspil Airport. A Southern Airlines Ukraine An-140 coming from Lviv suffered a front landing gear failure (stuck inside the aircraft fuselage). The aircraft landed on a specially prepared foam track using two intact landing gears. None suffered any injuries and the aircraft was put back to service in three weeks after a minor repair.
See also 
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Antonov An-24/Xian Y-7
- ATR 42 and 72
- Bombardier Dash 8/Bombardier Q Series
- British Aerospace ATP
- CASA CN-235 and C-295
- Dornier 328
- Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
- Fokker F27 and F50
- HAL/NAL Regional Transport Aircraft
- Handley Page Herald
- HESA IrAn-140
- Ilyushin Il-114
- NAMC YS-11
- Saab 340 and 2000
- Short 330 and 360
- Xian MA60
- Xian MA600
- Related lists
- Antonov examining proposal to assembly Russian-Ukrainian An-140 in Kazakhstan
- Russian Ministry of Defense will acquire a batch of An-140s
- "Antonov An-140". Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-22.
- At 520 km/h (280 kt, 320 mph) at 7,200 m (24,000 ft) with a 6,000 kg (13,000) payload / standard load – 500km/h with 52 passengers at 7,200m (24,000ft)
- "Ukraine mourns Iran air crash victims". BBC News. 2002-12-26. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- Azerbaijan plane crash 'kills 23' – BBC
- Crashed An-140 had gyro failure
- سقوط مرگبار سومین هواپیمای ایران 140 در اصفهان
- An-140 lands successfully after a front landing gear failure
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