The AN -178 is medium transport multipurpose aircraft of the family AN -148/-158 (avionics and systems from AN-148/AN-158).
It was designed to replace AN -12, AN-26, AN-32 and C-160 and provides the following:
– full replacement through dimensions and cargo-lifting capacity;
– maximum efficiency over superiority of all flight and technical characteristics;
– reduce of operation cost over replacement of two turbojets instead of four or two turboprops;
– compliance to all modern requirements and standards due to on-board equipment and avionics of