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Russian Western Military District receives two An-148-100E jet airliners.

| 2017
World Defense & Security News - Russia
Russian Western Military District receives two An-148-100E jet airliners
Two An-148-100E jet airliners flew from the factory in Voronezh to the airfield of the separate combined air regiment of the Western Military District deployed in Leningrad region and covered over 1200 kilometers, district spokesman Colonel Igor Muginov said.
Russia Western Military District receives two An 148 100E jet airliners 640 001Probably one of the two An-148-100Es delivered to the Russian WMD
(Credit: Russian Federation MoD)
"The aircraft can be used to deliver operational command taskforce to any point in the responsibility area of the district during various command-staff exercises and to transport small groups of servicemen," he said.

After the fulfilment of the contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to supply 15 of these aircraft by 2019, further construction of An-148 aircraft in Voronezh will be frozen.

The An-148-100E variant features an extended range version up to 4,400 km and a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 43.7 t

An-148-100E is a narrow-body 75-seat passenger aircraft. It has two turbojet engines, modern piloting, navigational and communications equipment, five multifunctional LCD displays. Radio-electronic equipment allows landing the aircraft in any weather and at night.
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