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The English version of An-148's cockpit passes certification



According to Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) work on certification of main alteration of An-148-100's type design - its English modification has been finished. IAC handed annex to the type certificate of An-148-100 to Antonov design bureau on February 22nd 2011.

IAC certifies that "design of the specified product with the main alteration - An-148-100 aircraft and its English modification - satisfies the requirements of certification basis". "Voronezh aircraft production association" (VASO) has already built two An-148-100 with the English cockpit for the Ministry of Defense of Myanmar.

Antonov-148 is an aircraft family designed for passenger, cargo-passenger and cargo operations on short-haul and regional lines. This aircraft is designed by Antonov design bureau and manufactured by "Voronezh aircraft production association" (VASO) in Voronezh, Russia.
An-148-100 is certified in compliance with the aviation regulations AR-25 taking into account the European regulations CS-25. The aircraft meets the requirements of Chapter IV Appendix 16 of ICAO regulations regarding noise and Appendix 16 Volume II regarding emission of aircraft engines.

Maintenance of An-148-100 is based on meeting the requirements of ICAO regulations, MSG-3, etc. thus providing the continuing aircraft's airworthiness during its life cycle.

This aircraft is comparable with regional jets by comfort level owing to rational arrangement and composition of service accommodations, profound ergonomic optimization of common and individual space in the passenger saloon, use of modern chairs, design and interior materials, generation of comfort climatic conditions and low noise level.

Source: Russian Aviaton