Antonov's A 140 is an all new 50 seat twin turboprop provincial carrier created to supplant the maturing A 24.
Antonov published advancement of the A 140 in 1993. The primary A 140 model took off from the Kiev plant on June 6 1997 and flew shockingly on September 17 that year. The second flying model was finished in late 1998, while the first generation standard A 140 flew on October 11 1999.
The A 140 is of ordinary outline and development, with US and European confirmation arranged notwithstanding Russian/CIS affirmation. The fundamental rendition is controlled by Motor-Sich AI-30s which are permit fabricated Klimov Tv3-117vma-Sbm1s, while Pratt & Whitney Canada Pw127as will be discretionary. The flightdeck characteristics traditional instruments, the fundamental lodge situates 52 in a four side by side arrangement. The back traveler entryway characteristics essential stairs, while a forward starboard side cargo entryway permits payload to be conveyed. The back of the lodge likewise emphasizes a kitchen, cover stowage and a can.
Creation of the starting fundamental A 140 was superseded in 2003 by the A 140-100 which offers a 1.00m (3ft 3in) expand in wing compass, a higher MTOW and a 300km (160nm) more extended reach. Other future variants incorporate the A 140a for Aeroflot which will be fueled by Pw127as, the A 140t tanker which would have an extensive cargo entryway on the back port side, the convertible A 140tk, the A 140vip official rendition, and the A 142 with a back stacking cargo slope. Military adaptations are additionally arranged.
Arrangement creation of the A 140 is constantly embraced at Kharkov by Khgapp in Ukraine and at Samara in Russia by Aviacor. The primary few flying machine were for Odessa Airlines, Aeromost (initially named Aeromist), Motor-Sich and Illich Avia.
In 1996 Antonov consented to an arrangement with HESA in Iran for permit get together of A 140 model called the IRAN-140 Faraz at another plant in Esfahan. Introductory IRAN-140s will be gathered from supplied packs, with bit by bit expanding Iranian nearby substance. the main Faraz flew in February 2001. Iran Asseman and Iran Air are relied upon to be clients.
Pictures of Antonov An-140