FARNBOROUGH 2016: New PW150A model to power Antonov AN-132

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Antonov’s to provide a new version of the PW150A turboprop engine for the latter’s AN-132 aircraft production programme.

The AN-132 turboprop is being developed by Antonov with participation from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). It is intended for short- and medium-haul routes and will have varied use, from passenger to cargo to troop transport and can be outfitted with a variety of cabin configurations. The aircraft will have a maximum cruising speed of 500 km/h and a maximum cruising altitude of 9,000 m with a maximum payload of 9.2 tonnes.

“We are delighted to be working with Antonov on its AN-132 production programme after having provided Antonov with PW150A engines for the AN-132D DEMO aircraft [towards the end of 2015],” said John Saabas, president, P&WC. “The PW150 delivers unequalled value to multi-purpose aircraft such as the AN-132, offering exceptional payload capacity, fuel efficiency, environmental performance and low-cost maintenance.”

Photo shows: (R) John Saabas, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada and (L) Oleksandr Kotsiuba, president of Antonov signing a MOU for a new version of the PW150A turboprop engine, accompanied by (L) Roman Romanov, general director of UkrOboronProm and (R) Dr Khaled Alhussan, director of Space and Aeronautics Research Institute, KACST.

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