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AN-148 planes' certification completed
26.12.2006 | 11:45

Experts of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) wound up considering returns of tests of a passenger AN-148 plane within the framework of its certification. The certificate giving the right to the plane's exploitation will be issued next week.

The experts drew to a conclusion that technical parameters of the plane meet international standards.

According to Ukrainian Transport and Communication Minister Mykola Rudkovsky, European certification of AN-148 plane basing on European CS-25 aviation requirements will go on. An agreement that Ukraine will certify AN-148 for the European market was reached during a visit of Mykola Rudkovsky to France and negotiations with leading French companies.

Series of jet regional planes with two engines AN-148 is built at the O. K. Antonov Aircraft Design-Manufacturing Complex together with other Ukrainian and Russian enterprises. AN-148 is aimed for passenger and cargo transportation on regional lines and mainlines for the distance up to 3,600 km with 820-870 km/h.


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