An-168 - aircraft, based at An-148-100. Full name - AN-168ABJ (Antonov Business Jet). Air model is designed in OKB named after O. Antonov in Ukraine. In fact the plane is a modified version of a previously developed AN-148 with VIP-cabins. For the first time presented in 2010 in Kiev.
History of the AN-148
Representatives of the state enterprise Antonov design bureau had announced the intention to create an airliner An-168 enterprise-class on the basis of regional An-148. This information was announced Director of State Enterprise "Antonov" Dmitry Kiva told ARMS-TASS at the air show "Aviamir-21". Aircraft Market intended to Ukraine, Russia and the Western countries, the total volume in 50 copies.
As the plane belongs to the business class, it will create a sensation with sales of the first An-10 168. Many government agencies and individual businesses will want to get their hands on such a plane. The demand will be due to the fact that domestic entrepreneurs are obliged to buy foreign aircraft. But this creates a problem with the operation of the aircraft performance as a whole: the presence of a small circle of relevant professionals (pilots, repairers), repair and maintenance of aircraft registration. These reasons are directly proportional effect on the efficient use.
Differences from the base taken as An-148-100
An air machine-168 compared with the base model has a number of differences. In particular, due to the fact that until 36 finalized fuselage frames, installed additional fuel tank capacity 470 kg, increased flight range. Now she is 7000 kilometers. Lifting capacity of the new wing of the aircraft increased due to the adopted proposal to establish winglets on the wing tips. Also on the general technical and flight characteristics of the positive impact by the use of composite materials in the construction. Because of this the total weight of the aircraft has decreased significantly.
Among the additional advantages of the new device is the possibility of a wide range of design solutions the internal situation of the aircraft. That is, the customer himself can realize their desires in the interior. This was made possible thanks to the fact that the interior is made of composite materials of high quality. The highlight is installed on board camera to inspect the front hemisphere. Image with it is served on the screen inside the cabin. Also installed equipment for high-speed Internet and DVD / CD-system.
The layout of the AN-168
The average number of beds planned for the aircraft designed for passenger 19, however, as a spacious cabin layout of the machine is made of materials, it can be used a variety of options for business jet. Elite Classic layout is designed to 12 places and Corporate Corporate Shuttle - 38 seats.
In comparison with Western-built business jets Ukrainian An-168 is characterized by the presence of unique features. Due to the highly positioned on the plane engines and developed a special chassis, it has the ability to land not only on standard runway and onto a dirt slowness in 1900 m. Instead of the usual door-door fuselage have built a ladder, which makes it possible to carry out the airplane landed in places with poor airport infrastructure. This, in turn, allows you to expand the base of business operations in remote regions.
Cruising speed (km / h) 800-870
Flight range with maximum load fee (km) 6240
Maximum altitude (m) 12200
Fuel consumption shuttle (kg / h) 1650
The required length of BVPP (m) 1900
Operating temperature (on the ground) -55 ... + 45
The landing category ICAO I, II, IIIA
Calendar 30 years
Flight number 30000
The number of flight hours 80000
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