Russian Naval Aviation An-140-100 Delivered by Aviation Plant "Aviacor"
"Aviacor - Aviation Plant" delivered the third An-140-100
aircraft for the Russian Navy on December 25th. The aircraft with registration
RF-08853 (serial number 14A005) was handed over during a ceremony in
Samara (south western Russia). «The aircraft is delivered
in strict accordance with the delivery date specified in the state contract»,
- CEO of Aviacor, Alexey Gusev, said during the handover ceremony.
An-140-100 for the Russian Navy takes off on November 28, 2014 from
Aircraft Factory "Aviacor". Picture: Aviacor
new aircraft (the third for the russian navy and eighth for the russian
armed forces overall) is the military passenger/cargo version of the
civilian An-140 aircraft.
In Russian Navy service, the An-140-100 replace the Antonov An-24 for
tactical transport missions. It may operate from rough strips and unprepared
airports in remote locations thanks to its high wing design.