Britain’s Dowty Propellers will supply propeller systems for the engine of new multipurpose An-132D aircraft built at the facilities of Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv), part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, under a contract with Saudi Arabia.
Information about the signing of the agreement between Dowty Propellers and Antonov to supply two R-408 six-blade propeller systems for PW150A turboprop engines made by Canada’s Pratt & Whitney that will be installed in the transport aircraft being built by Ukraine, was published by the company on Tuesday during the Farnborough International Airshow Trade 2016 opened near London.
The details of the contract are not disclosed.
An-132D is the first prototype of a new light transport An-132 aircraft, which will replace An-32 and An-26 in the market. The An-132 program is implemented by Antonov in cooperation with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST, Saudi Arabia) and Taqnia Aeronautics Co. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)