Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS will design, supply and service the air management system, including the bleed air system, cabin pressure control and anti-ice system, for the Antonov An-132D light transport aircraft. The contract covers the delivery of systems for four aircraft to be used for flight tests at Antonov’s Company’s Kiev, Ukraine facility.

The An-132D will be the first prototype of the new An-132 turboprop that is intended to replace An-32 and An-26 regional transports. Antonov is collaborating on the project with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Taqnia Aeronautics Co., which are based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  

Liebherr-Aerospace also supplies the cabin pressure control systems for the An-74 and An-140, and the integrated air management system for the An-148, An-158 and the An-178 prototype. François Lehmann, Managing Director at Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, commented, “The new contract for the An-132D is yet another proof of our successful partnership with the Antonov Company.”

Antonov president Mykhaylo Gvozdov, added, “We are proud to cooperate with Liebherr-Aerospace. Antonov Company and its partners from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciate the participation of such world leading suppliers in the An-132 program. We are sure, that our cooperation will result in a reliable and competitive product.” Hall l4, Booth B100.