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First Iranian 52 seat Passenger Aircraft. (Wikipedia) - Antonov An-140   (Redirected from Iran-140) An-140 Role Designer First flight Status Primary users Produced Number built Unit cost
Antonov An-140. Hostomel Airport, Ukraine, 2008
17 September 1997
Ukraine Iran Russia
31 (as of November 2013)
US$9 million

The Antonov An-140 is a turboprop regional airliner, designed by the Ukrainian Antonov ASTC bureau as a successor to the Antonov An-24, with extended cargo capacity and the ability to use unprepared airstrips.

  • 1 Design and development
  • 2 Variants
  • 3 Operators
  • 4 Specifications (An-140)
  • 5 Accidents and incidents
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Design and development

First flown on 17 September 1997, the 52 passenger An-140 is manufactured at the main production line in Kharkiv by KHDABP, in Samara by Aviakor, and assembled under license by Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) in Iran as the IrAn-140. Assembly in Kazakhstan has also been discussed in tri-partite discussions between the Kazakh government, Ukraine and Russia.

VariantsAn-140 VIP Regional aircraft An-140 in VIP-version is designed to carry up to 30 passengers in high comfort. The passenger compartment of the aircraft can be divided into two or three zones – the exclusive lounge, equipped with four comfortable seats, audio and video, business class and economy cabin, in which it has 26 standard seats with a standard walk.An-140-100 can be built for civilian, military and special purpose: maritime patrol, medical, aerial photography, geological exploration, freight etc.HESA IrAn-140 The IrAn-140 is a license-built version of the An-140, assembled by HESA in Shahin Shahr, Iran, from complete knock-down kits supplied by Antonov. As of 2008, 13 aircraft per year were planned to be constructed. There were plans to produce maritime patrol (IrAn-140MP) and freighter (IrAn-140T) versions. 100 aircraft in total were planned to be build; 20 of them were to be acquired by the Iranian government for border patrol and surveillance.On 9 November 2010, during his opening speech of the Kish air show, the Iranian transport minister announced that 14 IrAn-140 aircraft had so far been completed; the first six entered commercial service on 19 February 2011, after a ban on the operation of the Tupolev Tu-154 came into effect.Operators

As of May 2013, a total of 25 Antonov An-140 aircraft are in airline, military and police aviation service, with a further 19 firm orders. There are also several prototypes and test airframes at the three manufacturing sites. The An-140 is currently operated by the following organizations:

Antonov An-140 in Yakutia Airlines livery.Antonov An-140-100. Russian Air Force, Russia, 2011Antonov An-140. Hostomel Airport, Ukraine, 2008 Organization In Service On Order
Antonov Airlines 3 0
Ilyich-Avia 2 0
Motor Sich 3 0
Yakutia Airlines 4 4
Ministry of Defense (Russia) 6 14
Iran Police Aviation 2 0
Sepahan Airlines (HESA) 5 0
Total 25 18
Specifications (An-140)

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General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 52 passengers
  • Length: 22.60 m (74 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 24.505 m (80 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 51 m² (549 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 12,810 kg (28,240 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 21,500 kg (47,350 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1 turboprops, 1,838 kW (2,466 shp) each
  • Alternate power plant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127A turboprops, 1,900 kW (2,500 shp) each


  • Maximum speed: 575 km/h (310 knots, 357 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 460 km/h (250 knots, 290 mi)
  • Range: 1380 km / 2420 km (745 nm, 860 mi / 1307 nm, 1504 mi)
  • Ferry range: 3,680 km (1,990 nm, 2,290 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 7600 m (25,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 6.83 m/s (1,345 ft/min)
Accidents and incidents23 December 2002 Aeromist Kharkiv Flight 2137, an An-140 (UR-14003) carrying many of Ukraine''s top aviation designers and engineers, crashed into a mountainside as it was preparing to land at Isfahan, Iran, killing all 44 on board. The delegation was to have attended the inauguration ceremonies for the first HESA IrAn-140 airframe. The probable cause was controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) due to incorrect use of the cockpit satellite navigation system. 12 August 2005 A Safiran Airlines HESA IrAn-140 diverted to Arak Airport due to an engine failure. During landing, the aircraft overran the runway and was badly damaged. There were no fatalities. The cause of the engine failure appeared to be technical problems with the fuel control unit. The airframe was eventually repaired in the early 2010s and is to be used by HESA as a test bed for the future versions of the aircraft. After the Arak incident, Safiran Airlines returned its two remaining examples to HESA. These two aircraft eventually found their way to the Iran Police Aviation. 23 December 2005 Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217, an An-140-100 (4K-AZ48), crashed into the Caspian Sea at CA 22:40, killing all 23 passengers and crew on board. Investigations discovered that three independent gyroscopes were not providing stabilized heading and attitude information to the crew early in the flight. The airline grounded its remaining An-140 airplanes, and cancelled plans to purchase more of the type from Ukraine. 6 September 2008 A South Airlines An-140 coming from Lviv, Ukraine, suffered a nose landing gear extension failure during landing at Boryspil Airport. The aircraft landed on a specially prepared foam track using the two intact landing gears. None suffered any injuries and the aircraft was put back to service in three weeks after a minor repair. 15 February 2009 An IrAn-140-100 (test registration HESA 90-04) crashed at Shahin Shahr, Isfahan Province, Iran, during a training flight, killing the five crew. 10 August 2014 Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915, an IrAn-140-100 (registration EP-GPA), crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran Mehrabad International Airport. The aircraft was on a domestic service to Tabas. According to initial reports, around 40 passengers and 8 crew members were on board the aircraft, which broke up and burst into flames. It was reported that the aircraft suffered an engine failure shortly after take-off. There were 10 survivors. The aircraft was built in 2008 and was fitted with the Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1 engines. Survivors reported that the number two engine had stopped during the take off. Following this crash, the Iranian IrAn-140 fleet was grounded, pending outcome of the investigation.

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