Antonov An-140
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Antonov An-140. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Antonov An-140. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Turboprop Antonov An-140, used for transportation of passengers and freight transport, and is designed for use in local and regional routes with heavy passenger congestion. Antonov An-140 can be operated as usual, and on the unprepared and unpaved airfields. An-140, is the first regional airliner with turboprop engines, designed in independent Ukraine, to ASTC "Antonov", after the collapse of the USSR. The first An-140, designed to replace obsolete turboprop passenger aircraft An-24.

Work on the new turboprop aircraft for regional airlines, was the beginning of the Scientific and Technical Complex named after Antonov, together with the Kharkov Aircraft Manufacturing Company in June 1993 years.

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Antonov An-140

The main objective in the design of the An-140, was to create the most reliable, cost-effective, convenient maintenance of the machine with the possibility of further modernization. In February 1994 years for the construction of the An-140 has received the status of the state program. 6 1997 June, the first version of the aircraft was ready and handed over to undergo flight tests and ground tests. The first flight of the new plane made 17 September 1997 years.

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By the end of the factory and certification tests 26 March 2000 year, was produced three An-140 aircraft, the total flight of which during all tests was more than 1200 hours. The aircraft was tested in different climatic zones, with various aerodrome covers - from ground to ice and snow. During the tests, the flight range of the basic model, An-140, was increased. The new version of the aircraft received the designation An-140-100. 25 April 2000 year the aircraft received the first flight certificate of the CIS countries. And in July 2002, the aircraft was presented to the general public at the Farnborough International 2002 air show. Starting from this year, An-140-100, began to flow to customers in the airline.

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An-140 has an all-metal construction, assembled according to the scheme of a twin-engine monoplane with a high wing. Under the wing of the aircraft, two TVZ-117 VMA-SB2M hp 2500 hp engines are installed. or two American PW-127A engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney. In addition, in the rear fuselage of the aircraft has an additional power plant. Aircraft landing gear for better maneuverability and for operation on unpaved airfields has low-pressure pneumatics.

Designed plane turned a reliable, easy to maintain and operate, designed for use in different climatic conditions and with excellent flight characteristics for turboprop aircraft. An-140 has a modern radio and navigation equipment, allowing it to make flights around the clock in any weather condition.

Antonov An-140 52 can carry up to passengers as standard cabin or up to six tonnes of payload at a distance of up to 2300 kilometers, with an average cruising speed of 510 kilometers per hour. Ferry same range of AN-140, more than three thousand kilometers.

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Antonov An-140 scheme

An-140 also has high performance in terms of fuel efficiency, the average consumption of which is 600 kilogram per hour. Certification of the turboprop An-140 also implies its use as a cargo and passenger variant. The aircraft manufacturers also offer An-140, with a cabin of increased comfort, which can be divided into three zones. This, the administrative version of the aircraft, is designed to carry up to 30 people. In addition, the aircraft can easily be upgraded to various options, both for civilian and military applications. It can be used as a geological prospecting, sanitary, search and rescue, military transport and patrol aircraft. For this reason, the AN-140 is also a multi-purpose aircraft.

The following common modification of the AN-140:

  • An-140 - the original, the basic model of the aircraft.

  • An-140-100 - a civilian version of the aircraft, with 52-seater layout of the passenger cabin.

  • An-140TK - cargo-passenger, convertible version of the aircraft

  • An-140T - military transport aircraft modification for the transport of military goods and technology.

Today, An-140 is produced not only at the Kharkov State Aviation Enterprise, but also under license in Russia, at the Aviacor Aviation Plant and in Iran at the HESA enterprise. From the beginning of production to September 2013, about 30 units of the An-140 aircraft were produced.

Technical characteristics of the AN-140-100:

  • The first flight of the An-140: 17 September 1997 years

  • Production Years: c 1997 years

  • Length: 22,60 m.

  • Height: 8,20 m.

  • Empty weight: 12810 kg.

  • Wing area: 51 sq.m.

  • Wingspan: 25,50 m.

  • Cruising speed: 510 km / h..

  • Maximum speed: 540 km / h..

  • Ceiling: 7600 m.

  • Practical range: 2300 km.

  • Ferry range: 3650 km.

  • Length of takeoff: 880 m.

  • path length: 530 m.

  • Engines: 2 turboprop engine TVZ-117ВМА-СБМ1 or PW-127A

  • Crew: 2 people

  • Passenger capacity: 52 passenger seats

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