Antonov/Taqnia An-132

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An-132
Antonov An-132D maiden flight at Gostomel (cropped).jpg
On its 31 March 2017 maiden flight
Role Airlift
National origin Ukraine
Saudi Arabia
Manufacturer Antonov
Taqnia Aeronautics
First flight 31 March 2017[1]
Status Under development
Primary user Royal Saudi Air Force
Developed from Antonov An-32

The Antonov/Taqnia An-132 is an improved version of the Antonov An-32 twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft being developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine.[2][3]

Design and development[edit]

in production
20 December 2016 roll out

The An-132 will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150 turboprop engines, and will feature Honeywell avionics, a Liebherr air management system and a Hamilton Sundstrand-supplied Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).[4] The prototype was rolled out in Kiev on 20 December 2016, followed by the first flight which took off from Antonov's factory at Sviatoshyn Airfield and landed at their test centre at Antonov Airport on 31 March 2017.[1][5] Deliveries are scheduled from 2018,[6][7] with an estimated price of $30 million per aircraft and a planned production total of 260–295 aircraft by 2035 from Ukrainian and Saudi production lines.[5]

Variants[edit]

  • An-132D : initial version.

Operators[edit]

 Saudi Arabia

Specifications (An-132)[edit]

Glass cockpit

Data from An-132[8]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: according to configuration, it can carry:
    • 9,200 kg (20,300 lb) cargo.
    • 75 troops.
    • 27 stretchers.
  • Length: 24.53 m (80 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 29.20 m (95 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 28,500 kg (62,832 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprops, 3,781 kW (5,071 shp) each
  • Propellers: six-bladed Dowty Propellers R408, 4.11 m (13 ft 6 in) diameter

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 550 km/h (342 mph; 297 kn)
  • Range: 4,400 km (2,734 mi; 2,376 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft)

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AN-132D first flight: A new page in the history of Ukraine's aircraft industry" (Press release). UkrOboronProm. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "New Antonov aircraft will be powered by Pratt&Whitney Canada" (Press release). Antonov. 16 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Saudi Arabia To Build Antonov Cargo Planes". Defense News. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Antonov complete preliminary design of An-132 airlifter". Aviation Analysis Wing. September 7, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Trendafilovski, Vladimir (May 2017). "Airborne". Air International. Vol. 92 no. 5. p. 6–7. ISSN 0306-5634.
  6. ^ a b Isby, David C. (September 2016). "Ukraine/Saudi An-132D Plans". Air International. Vol. 91 no. 3. p. 19. ISSN 0306-5634.
  7. ^ Stephen Trimble (20 December 2016). "Antonov rolls out An-132 demonstrator". Flight Global.
  8. ^ Butowski, Piotr (February 2017). "An-132". Air International. Vol. 92 no. 2. pp. 6–7. ISSN 0306-5634.