The new Antonov, AN−132D, will feature an integrated air management system from Liebherr−Aerospace. As per the contract, the design, supply and service the air management system, including the bleed air system, cabin pressure control and anti−ice system, for the first aircraft demonstrator, will be undertaken by Liebherr−Aerospace.
Liebherr−Aerospace will also deliver the systems for four aircraft to Antonov Company’s facility in Kiev (Ukraine), that will be used for flight tests.
Mykhaylo Gvozdov, President of Antonov Company said: “We are proud to cooperate with Liebherr−Aerospace. Antonov Company and its partners from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciate the participation of such world leading suppliers in the AN−132 program. We are sure, that our cooperation will result in a reliable and competitive product”.
The AN−132 is a new turboprop light transport aircraft that is being realized by Antonov Company in close cooperation with the companies King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Taqnia Aeronautics Co., which are based in Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The new type will replace the AN−32 and AN−26 light transport aircraft.