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    Tsavo Lion

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    Re: Ukrainian Aviation Industry: Discussion

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:47 am

    Yes, by only ~7T more. A stretched AN-188 would carry at least as much as AN-70; the twin-engine variant would still carry ~10T more than the C-130J & only ~7T less than A-400M:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_C-130J_Super_Hercules#Specifications_(C-130J)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A400M_Atlas#Specifications
    This variant will essentially be a four jet engine powered heavy-medium transport with modernized NATO- compatible western cockpit, slightly enlarged wings, winglets and aerial refueling capabilities.
    The An-188 is intended to fill the gap between a C-130 and C-17 while being a direct competitor to the A400M
    . Plans include incorporating a western engine option along with the D-27 to appeal to western markets and reduce dependency on eastern markets.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-70#Variants

    Ukraine cannot build the D-27 propfan now as the fan is made by Russian Aerosila. Antonov plans to power the aircraft by Ukraine made Ivchenko Progress D-436 FM turbofan engines, but also have plans to offer western power plants. The turbofan engines will increase the thrust from current 7.5 metric tons (16,534 pounds) to 8.2 metric tons (18,078 pounds) with a fuel consumption of 4600 kg / hour. The An-188 will have capabilities similar to Airbus A400M turboprop airlifter, with its maximum take-off weight of 140 tonnes and maximum payload of 40 tonnes, sitting in between that of the Lockheed Martin C-130J (79/20 tonnes) and the Boeing C-17 (255/75 tonnes) strategic airlifter. The aircraft will have Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capability and ability to operate from unpaved runways with a length of about 1 km.
    In 2017, Turkey canceled development of a dual use regional jet family powered by both turboprop and turbofan engines, based on the German Dornier 328 and 628 aircraft.
    http://www.aviationanalysis.net/2018/04/ukraine-offers-turkey-joint-an-188-production.html
    So, the need for a more capable plane is clearly there.
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    Re: Ukrainian Aviation Industry: Discussion

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri May 11, 2018 9:55 pm

    Even w/o stretching, it's possible that the AN-188 will have ~3T more max. payload than the AN-70:
    An-188, or An-70 "on steroids"
    The An-188 aircraft, capable of transporting loads of up to 50 tonnes, are to be an intermediate link between the C-130 Hercules (about 20 tonnes lifting capacity) and C-17 Globemaster III (about 75 tonnes), being an interesting alternative to the turboprop A-400M Atlas. The use of turbojet engines instead of turboprops is to have a positive effect on performance and, above all, on operating costs. ..
    There are planned as many as three versions of the powerplants, which due to the arrangement of high-wing with classic, single gondolas:
    An-188-100 is to be equipped with four Iwczenko-Progress D-436-148FM engines, also used in An-148/158 passenger aircraft and An-178 transport aircraft.
    An-188-110 will have a new type of AI-28 engines, which Iwczenko-Progress is currently working on. They are created as the successor to the D-436 family, but with higher efficiency and lower fuel consumption.
    An-188-120 is to be the most "NATO" version, equipped with CFM56-7B CFM International (CFMI) engines with the FADEC digital control system, used in the Boeing 737NG aircraft. ..
    The range with a standard load of 20 tons is to reach 7,700 km, more than a thousand km than in the case of An-70 and 1,300 km more than the Airbus A400M. The operational ceiling is to be 12,100 meters and the cruising speed will be over 800 km/h.
    As for the transport capabilities, the An-188 will have the flexibility provided by the well-developed two-level An-70 hold. It allows simultaneous transport of 110 soldiers on the upper deck and a wide range of cargo on the lower deck, including large dimensions, containers or pallets. Inside the cargo holds, for example, a Puma helicopter or an armored personnel carrier, and there is still room for over 40 soldiers with full equipment. From the deck, it will be possible to drop with the use of parachutes, e.g. 130 soldiers and vehicles or 20 tons of cargo on pallets. The total space of the holds is over 400 m 3 , which can be filled with 50 tons of cargo or 300 soldiers.
    While the real performance will be close to the assumed level, the An-188 planes can enjoy great interest of both armed forces as well as other organizations that use landing sites of small size. Currently, not only Turkey and Ukraine, which are to cooperate in this project, but also the United Arab Emirates expressed interest in obtaining such machines.
    http://www.defence24.pl/antonow-an-188-odrzutowa-konkurencja-dla-a400m-analiza
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    Re: Ukrainian Aviation Industry: Discussion

    Post  d_taddei2 on Sun May 13, 2018 3:51 pm

    Antonov has confirmed to Jane’s its offer to provide additional outsized airlift to NATO following the announcement by Volga-Dnepr that it will no longer support the alliance.

    The Ukrainian-based company reaffirmed on 2 May its offer to provide the necessary number of An-124-100 aircraft to support NATO’s Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme, after the Russian-based provider said that when the current contract expires at the end of the year it will cease to provide its services due to the poor political climate between Russia and the West.

    Under the SALIS agreement, Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr contribute a total of six An-124 aircraft for charter services to NATO and partner nations. NATO has not yet responded to the offer and had not answered Jane’s questions on the matter by the time of publication.

    As noted on the company’s website, Antonov Airlines specialises in the transport of outsized and project cargo worldwide using a fleet of one An-22, seven An-124s, and the world’s only An-225.


    http://www.janes.com/article/79771/antonov-confirms-salis-offer-to-nato?utm_campaign=PC6110_E18%20DF%20NL%20Defence%2008_05_18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

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