An-178 – new transport aircraft, designed and manufactured at ANTONOV, State-owned company, made its maiden fligth on May 7, 2015

The plane made its first takeoff from the company’s airfield and landed at the company’s flight and test base in Gostomel.

The first flight lasted for about one hour and confirmed the aircraft high performance characteristics.

The first flight ceremony was attended by general designers of aircraft and engine, as well as high-level managers of Ukrainian aviation companies, representatives of aviation science and foreign guests.