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User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2321 times:

The serial production for Antonov An-148 will start now.
Moskovia Airlines will lease ten.

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

That's certainly good news! I really hope Antonov will succeed with their aircraft.

BTW, what's your source?



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User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Some more details:

Quote:
VORONEZH, June 27 (RIA Novosti) - The Voronezh-based aircraft manufacturer VASO has launched production of an An-148 regional medium-haul plane, the United Aircraft Corporation chief executive said on Friday.

Alexei Fyodorov said the first aircraft would roll off the assembly line before the end of the year.

The Ilyushin Finance aircraft leasing company said five aircraft would be built in 2009, 18 in 2010, and 36 in 2001.

It also said 50 aircraft would be built annually from 2013 onwards.

Ilyushin Finance has signed a contract with the United Aircraft Corporation to buy 34 An-148's in 2008-10 and another 30 in 2011-12, worth a total of 40 billion rubles ($1.6 billion).

In its basic modification, the An-148 is designed to carry 70-90 passengers up to 5,000 kilometers. It costs an estimated $20 million to produce, which is cheaper than Sukhoi's SuperJet-100 (around $28 million).

Source: http://en.rian.ru/business/20080627/112419772.html


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User currently offlineSFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Great news!... But scary header. Latest would sound better  Smile

Russian speaking folks in aviation industry avoid using the russian equivalent of "last" (poslednij) -like in "last test flight" - as it implies "last ever".
Just a bit of trivia.  Smile Thanks for great news again!



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User currently offlineZWZWUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Have any Western carriers ordered this aircraft? Imagine this aircraft this aircraft in United Airlines colors!!!  drool 

~Tim



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User currently offlineR2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2580 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 1821 times:

Unfortunately, this aircraft enters a very crowded market. It will have a hard time getting sold in the West, and in its traditional "home" market it will compete with the Superjet which seems to have a stronger backing.

Quoting ENU (Reply 2):
It also said 50 aircraft would be built annually from 2013 onwards.

I find this a bit optimistic... but still I wish the aircraft good luck.


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 1811 times:

Does it, Yakovlev, Sukhoi, Embraer, Bombardier and how else makes jetplanes in this size?

User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I think Cubana has 3 on order.

User currently offlineWPIAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Apparently Scat Air has 7 on order...


-WPIAeroGuy
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1657 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 6):
Does it, Yakovlev, Sukhoi, Embraer, Bombardier and how else makes jetplanes in this size?

Yakovlev doesn't produce its own airliners anymore, but will participate in the much larger MS-21. Tuoplev wants to start serial production of the 100-126 seat Tu-334, and Mitsubishi will develop the 70-90 seat MRJ



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