The Canadian company Pratt & Whitney will supply its PW150A turboprop engines for serially produced An-132 aircraft. The relevant memorandum was signed at the Farnborough international air show, the Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise announced.
"We are delighted to be working with Antonov on its AN-132 production program after having provided Antonov with PW150A engines for the AN-132D demo aircraft last fall," Pratt & Whitney’s President John Saabas said.
According to the head of the Canadian company, the PW150A engines offer exceptional payload capacity, fuel efficiency, environmental performance, and low-cost maintenance.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, 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.