Updated Antonov AN-158 Regional Jet Enters Testing Phase
The AN-158 has been flying since 2011
The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov is carrying out work to improve the AN-158 regional jet, the company has written on its official Facebook page.
“Nowadays, the aircraft are being tested to widen operational conditions for all the aircraft of the AN-1X8 family. After that, the aircraft will be reequipped with Western and Ukrainian made equipment and systems to replace Russian made ones. In particular, following the work on the aircraft interior improvement, the passenger capacity will be increased up to 102 passengers,” reads the post.
The regional passenger aircraft An-158 continued the family of AN-148 passenger planes. The AN-158 recently performed its first test flight. In 2011, the AN-158 was first certified. The state-owned enterprise Antonov has manufactured six such series aircrafts.