The first flight of new Ukrainian An-132 transport aircraft anticipated in Autumn 2016.
That reported by Director General of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom” Roman Romanov at a meeting with foreign media at the international aerospace salon «FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW-2016″ in the suburbs of London.
“An-132 – a new Ukrainian product created on the model of cooperation of world leaders. He will have unprecedented competitive advantages in the market. This symbiosis of the best advanced technologies “, – the head of” Ukroboronprom. ”
In June 2015, Antonov announced that it had signed an agreement, along with Taqnia, Ukraine’s UkrNII AT “Altis Holding”, and Germany’s Broetje-Automation to establish a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia as part of the offset requirements for the programme.
According to Antonov, the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in late 2015 to sell at least six An-132 platforms to Saudi Arabia, four of which will be used for search-and-rescue operations, and two for electronic warfare.