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|An artists' conception of the An-148.|
|Maiden flight||17 December 2004|
|Status||In design/certification process|
|Primary users||Polet Airlines
Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise
|Unit cost||US$18-22 million|
The Antonov An-148 is a regional jet aircraft produced by the Ukrainian aircraft firm Antonov. In December 2006 the An-148 competed certification testing and in February 2007 received its type certificate from the Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register (IAC AR). There are plans to certify this airplane according to European JAR-25 standards.
The AN-148 aircraft is a high-wing monoplane with twin jet turbine engines mounted in pods under the wing. This arrangement protects the engines and wing structure against damage from foreign objects (FOD). A built-in auto-diagnosis system, auxiliary power unit, high reliability, as well as the wing configurating allow the AN-148 to be used at poorly equipped airfields. Modern flight and navigation equipment, multifunctional displays and a fly-by-wire system enable the AN-148 aircraft to operate day and night, under IFR and VFR weather conditions on high density air routes. The An-148 cockpit features five 6 inch by 8 inch LCDs built by Russia’s Aviapribo and fly-by-wire flight controls (using technologies developed for the An-70 cargo transport).
The AN-148-100 regional aircraft is the main, and currently the only model of the AN-148. It seats 70 passengers at 34 in. pitch (864 mm) or up to 80 passengers at 30 in. pitch (762 mm) in a one class 2×3 seating layout. The aircraft is also configurable in a multiple-class layout which can carry fewer passengers. For Siberian operators, Antonov plans a model with a higher gross weight and additional fuel capacity in the center tank, extending the range with 75 passengers from 1,187 nm to 1,943 nm. An “E” variant is also planned to offer a special 2,752-nm-range, which would serve as a platform for the "E1", capable of for non-stop Moscow-Vladivostok (3,777 nm) services carrying 44 passengers. 
The list price for the aircraft has been set at $17 million USD. Antonov claims direct operating costs will be 25-30 percent lower than an Embraer 170.
In April 2005, the An-148, received its first order from Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) leasing company and the airline company Krasair signed a lease agreement for 10 aircraft with an option on 5 units valued at $270 million.
- Variant for 40-45 passengers with a range up to 7000 km
- Variant for 10–30 passengers with a range up to 8700 km
- Cargo variant with the side cargo door to handle pallets and containers
- Cargo-passenger variant for mixed airlift
- Special purpose variants (ambulance, different types of monitoring etc.).
|Ukrainian Air Transportation Company||3|
|Berkut Air ||1|
|Scat Air ||7|
Data from Antonov.com
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 80 passengers
- Payload: 9,000 kg (20,000 lb)
- Powerplant: 2× Д-436-148, kN (lbf)
- Maximum speed: 870 km/h 470 knots, 540 mi)
- Minimum takeoff distance: 1,750 m (5,740 ft)
- Range: 3,600 km (1,900 nm, 2,200 mi)
- Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
- Fuel consumption: 1,470 kg/h (3,240 lb/h)
- Fuel efficiency: 24.5 g/seat-km (0.0540 lb/seat-mile)
- ↑ "AN-148 planes' certification completed", 2006-12-28. Retrieved on 2007-01-09. (in Russian)
- ↑ http://www.ainonline.com/Features/regionalbusaircraft/an74tk300.html
- ↑ Ryzhkin, Sergey. "Aircraft for the Provinces", Kommersant, 2005-06-07. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.
- ↑ AN-148. Antonov.com. Antonov ASTC (2004). Retrieved on 2006-06-27.
- ↑ Second plane was built (Russian) (2005-04-19).
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Kyiv-based AVIANT completing assembling first AN-148 for Kazakh company (2006-08-31).
- ↑ Performance. Antonov.com. Antonov ASTC (2004). Retrieved on 2006-06-26.
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