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Iraq has ordered Antonov An-178 transport aircrafts

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on

Director of the company GP “Antonov” Mikhail nail in the exhibition of aeronautical engineering at the State Enterprise “Zavod 410 GA” announced the signing of a contract for the supply of new Ukrainian military transport aircraft for the benefit of the customer from Iraq.

“Right now, we already have a contract with Iraq. We have negotiated with China. We have to start serial production of the aircraft.” – Said Mikhail Gvozdev.

The An-178 is essentially an An-158 regional jet with a rear loading ramp (the two types share a number of components, including the front fuselage and cockpit, and nosewheel leg).

Development & Production give the An-178 a cargo hold measuring 16.65 m including ramp, or 12.85 m excluding ramp; a 2.745 m width at the floor, and a height of 2.75 m; a floor area of 40 m², and a hold volume of 125 m³ (both including the ramp). Its wingspan is 28.84 m, 32.95 m in length, and 10.14 m tall.

The aircraft has a maximum payload of 18 tonnes and a range of 1,000 km fully loaded. Its cruise speed is 445 kt, and requires a 2,500 m runway from which to operate.

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