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Photos: Antonov 158 has a successful test flight in Tehran

Photos: Mohsen Norouzifard, Mehr News Agency; report by Press TV

Antonov 158 was successfully tested. A Ukrainian made Antonov 158 passenger plane had its test flight in Tehran on Sunday. Iran has purchased an Antonov 158 and High ranking Iranian officials were present at the test flight. Iran may purchase more Antonov 158s in the future, and if it does so, thirty percent of the planes will be constructed in Iran, and Iran will be able to export it as well.

Ukrainian officials want to expand ties with Iran and do more business.

Antonov 158 has a maximum capacity of 99 passengers, maximum cruising flight speed of 870 kilometers and a cruising flight altitude of 11,600 meters and a service range of 2500 kilometers. Pilots have a good opinion of this plane.

In addition Iran has leased two Antonov 148s. The manufacturing cost of each An-148 unit, which can carry between 68 and 99 passengers, is estimated at between 18 and 22 million dollars.


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