VORONEZH (Russia), (Sputnik) — Russia's Aerospace Forces will receive three Antonov An-148 passenger aircraft until the end of the year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said Friday.
"Speaking about An-148 planes,… we expect to receive three aircraft this year," Borisov said, while visiting the PJSC Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company.
An-148 was designed in the 1990s and its first flight was carried out in 2004. The aircraft developed by Ukraine's Antonov company is produced both in Ukraine and in Russia's city of Voronezh. The jets could be used for transportation of both passengers and cargoes, according to Antonov's website.