An-178 has accomplished the first flight

Ан-178

Ан-178

In 7 may, 2015, the new medium transport aircraft, An-178, powered by the engines developed by SE Ivchenko-Progress, for the first time has raised into the sky from the SE Antonov’s airdrome. The first flight lasted 1 hour. The flight was performed by the SE Antonov’s test crew consisting of: first-class test pilot Andrey Spasibo – aircraft commander, first-class test pilot, Hero of Ukraine Sergey Troshin – co-pilot, leading testing engineer – Nikolay Sidorenko.