Ten Years Ago An-148 Flied Off for the First Time
Ten years ago on December 17, a regional jet aircraft An-148-100 took to the skies for the first time. It rightly received the status of a new generation aircraft, as embodied the most advanced aviation technology.
At present, 25 aircrafts of this series perform tasks for eight carriers from three countries, including Russia. They ferried about three million passengers, completed more than 63 thousand flights at domestic and international air routes. During the operation of the airline “Rossiya”, which was the first customer for these aircrafts in our country, the An-148 airliners reached record levels in the month flying hours (400 hours) and daily – 18 hours.
In addition, the An-148 is also operated by the special services of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Defense, Federal Security Service) as well as by special flight detachment “Russia”, engaged in transportation of the first officers of the Russian Federation.