|Antonov An-140. Hostomel Airport, Ukraine, 2008|
|17 September 1997|
|Ukraine Iran Russia|
|28 (as of June 2012)|
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 Samara by Aviakor, and assembled under licence by HESA in Iran (as the IrAn-140 or Iran-140), from Complete knock-down kits manufactured in Ukraine. It may also begin assembly in Kazakhstan. It can carry a maximum of 52 passengers.Contents
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
As of May 2012, a total of 25 Antonov An-140 aircraft are in airline service, with a further 19 firm orders. It is currently operated by the following organizations:Antonov An-140 in Yakutia Airlines livery.Antonov An-140-100. Russian Air Force, Russia, 2011Antonov An-140. Hostomel Airport, Ukraine, 2008
|Ministry of Defence (Russia)||4||14|
|Iran Police Aviation||2||0|
The IrAn-140 is a license-built version of the An-140, assembled by HESA in Iran from Complete knock-down kits supplied by Antonov. As of 2008, 13 aircraft per year were planned to be constructed. There were plans to produce maritime patrol (IrAn-140MP) and freighter (IrAn-140T) versions. 100 aircraft in total were planned to be build; 20 of them were to be acquired by the Iranian government for border patrol and surveillance.
On 9th Nov 2010, during his opening speech of the Kish air show, the Iranian transport minister announced that 14 IrAn-140 aircraft had so far been completed; the first eight entered commercial service on 19 February 2011, after a ban on the operation of the Tupolev Tu-154 came into effect.Specifications (An-140)
Data from www.antonov.com
The An-140 has suffered five major accidents. Two of them had no fatalities, and three had all on board killed.
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