New regional jet takes off from St. Petersburg, Russia
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Starting with one of the busiest regional routes in Russia new Antonovs are to connect the other major destinations throughout Europe.
The new aircraft was designed in the Ukraine by the famous Antonov design bureau and is manufactured in , Russia. The twinjet features a high-wing design, glass cockpit and 68 passengers cabin with a 3.5 thousand km range at the average 800 km/h cruising speed.
The first serial airplane has recently joined the fleet of(the "Russia") airline under lease contract with Finance Company.
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