News Listings for Antonov An-38

  • Russian institute testing new 19-seat turboprop design

    News | 07 Feb 2013 11:23 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>Russian aerospace researchers have developed a potential inexpensive multi-purpose aircraft platform potentially aimed at the 19-seat regional airliner market.</p><p>Similar...
  • IN FOCUS: No more thinking small for Russian and Chinese airframers

    News | 26 Oct 2012 08:00 | Günter Endres

    The development and production of small new turboprop aircraft have virtually stalled, as the market rejects this type in favour of larger regional jet aircraft
  • WORLD AIRLINERS: Mixed messages from Russia and China on regional programmes

    News | 26 Oct 2010 00:00 | Günter Endres

    A focus on regional jets has meant that development of small turboprops has all but been forgotten in China and Russia
  • Moscow air show in brief

    News | 24 Aug 2007 10:05 | Dan Thisdell

    AVIALINII-400 SIGNS FOR SIX NEW TU-204-100 DELIVERY Avialinii-400 will next year take delivery of three new Tupolev Tu-204-100 passenger airliners...
  • Looking for lift: Flight's new-look military aircraft review

    News | 13 Feb 2007 00:00 | Craig Hoyle

    In our first new-look military aircraft review, we assess the platforms available to services round the world in the vibrant transport and tanker sector
  • NAPO and VASO contribute to build effort

    News | 06 Feb 2007 00:00

    <P>The NAPO (Novosibirsk Aviation Production Organisation) plant is as old as its Siberian contemporary KnAAPO, dating back to the beginning of he 1930s. Like its Siberian counterpart, NAPO's role has centred upon the production of Russian military aircraft - most recently, the Su-34 - with civil work until the SSJ limited to the construction of a tiny series of Antonov An-38 commuter aircraft.</P> <P>Early plans for NAPO to undertake final assembly of the smaller SSJ variants - the SSJ 100-75 and the now defunct 60-seat proposal - were dropped as it focused on the construction of subassemblies. It is tasked with supplying the following sections to the KnAAPO line:</P> <UL> <LI>Nose section (F1)</LI> <LI>rear fuselage section (F5)</LI> <LI>tailcone (F6)</LI> <LI>empennage (fin and horizontal stabilser).</LI></UL> <P>In preparation for the SSJ production effort, two years ago NAPO established a "workshop of high-speed machine tools" outfitted to the latest European standards. As