The Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise has started installing PW150 turboprop engines on the An-132D demonstrator aircraft.

The engines were produced by Pratt & Whitney Canada (part of the US-based Pratt & Whitney holding).

According to the head of the Canadian company, the PW150 engines offer exceptional payload capacity, fuel efficiency, environmental performance, and low-cost maintenance.

The An-132D demonstrator aircraft may perform its maiden flight in the autumn. Assembly of the prototype aircraft’s airframe was completed in the spring. Antonov plans serial production of the An-132 aircraft jointly with partners based in Saudi Arabia.