Earlier, Aviakor delivered three An-140 airlines to Yakutia. The veterans of Aviakor took part in the ceremony of handing over the An-140-100 aircraft to representatives of the Air Force - on the eve of the Day of Memory and Grief the plant management prepared a solemn program for them, presented flowers and gifts.
The An-140-100 aircraft was created to replace the An-24 and Yak-40 passenger aircraft fleet and the An-26, An-30 and An-32 cargo planes. The aircraft, designed for 52 seats, is a high-plane cantilever with a straight wing of a large elongation of a trapezoidal shape in the plan and single-fin empennage with a fixed stabilizer mounted on the fuselage. The liner is completed with two TVZ-117 VMA-SBM1 turboprop engines located in gondolas under the wing. The motors are equipped with AB-140-100 six-blade reversing screws. The high location of the engines on the wing eliminates the ingress of foreign objects from the runway, which, in combination with low-pressure pneumatic chassis, allows reliable operation of the aircraft even on unpaved runways.
The first flight of the An-140 Russian assembly took place in August 2005.
The Aviakor Samara Aviation Plant carries out mass production of An-140-100 aircraft from 2006. Three such aircraft are successfully operated by the regional airline Yakutia and one in the Russian Defense Ministry.