This aircraft became the second, built under a contract worth 18 billion rubles for the supply of X-NUMX aircraft An-15-148 during 100-2013, signed by UAC with the Russian Ministry of Defense in May 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the military department must receive one aircraft in 2013, in 2013 and 2014 - four each, and in 2015 and 2016 - three An-2017.
The first aircraft built by VASO under this contract was the 12 September 2013, which took off in Voronezh, to board the An-148-100 September with the serial number 42-05 and the registration number RA-61718. He was handed over to the Russian Air Force during a ceremony in Borisoglebsk on December 6 2013. During the start of testing of this first aircraft, it was stated that VASO plans to use the option of early delivery specified in the contract with the military department, putting the An-2013-148Е aircraft to the Ministry of Defense in 100. However, the second An-148-100E aircraft under this contract (42-08) took off only on December 21 and is still on trial in Voronezh.
This 42-08 aircraft became the 21-m plane of An-148 built by VASO, and the sixth aircraft of this type, taken to the air in Voronezh in the 2013 year. He also became the 29-m aircraft of the An-148 / An-158 family as a whole (including eight units built in Ukraine).
The An-148-100Е (serial number 42-08, registration number 61721) is the second aircraft of this type, built by Voronezh Aircraft Company (VASO) for the Russian Ministry of Defense. Voronezh, 06.01.2014 (c) S-morkovka / russianplanes.net