The first flight of An-178 powered with the certification-profile D-436-148FM engine
On February 5th, 2016, the An-178 transport aircraft powered with the certification-profile D-436-148FM engine from SE Ivchenko-Progress took its first flight in Kiev.
The D-436-148FM is a modification of the D-436-148 engine. It features an increased takeoff thrust and improved emission performance. Effective sound proof structures have been integrated into the engine profile to reduce the noise level.
The An-178 aircraft which development was declared by the ANTONOV Design Bureau in 2010, will successfully succeed the An-12, the previous ANTONOV products