Sunday, August 13, 2006

Iranian Aircraft

In The Name Of God

Does Iran make Aircraft?

Fortunately, the answer is yes!!

we make an Aircraft. this is right that it is not purely Iranian but for start it was great acheivement. Definately one day in futur you will see Iran-140 as first iranian made aircraft at iranian aerospace musem!

One airline alone, Iran Air, the national airline of Iran, has under way a massive fleet renewal and expansion plan and is expected to expend an estimated $7 Billion on aircraft purchases. In light of such demand, local manufacturers, by capitalizing upon technological incentives offered by international manufacturers to win sales, have been able to formulate production outsourcing and joint partnering ventures. The outcome of these steps have led to the launch of a joint venture for the manufacture of the Antonov 140, a 60-70 seat passenger aircraft.

HESA, the center of excellence in Aeronautics in Iran is responsible for manufacture, co-production, export and managing the marketing, sales and support of IRAN- 140 Aircraft (Original ANTONOV- 140) advanced technology, superior design features, excellent reliability and performance combine to make IRAN-140 the most successful regional prop-jet in the world today and tomorrow. IRAN -140 is a pressurized, twin turbo prop, high wing aircraft, which combines a rapid transit speed (310Kts, 575 Km/h) with outstanding performance in " HOT & HIGH " climates. Its added ability to operate from unprepared airfields makes it an ideal aircraft for any regional network.

IRAN-140 fuselage provides for an excellent passenger/cargo loading capability, which along with high wing, permits ample clearance for ground servicing vehicles. Other features :Exceptional pilot visibility from the cockpit, very good low speed handling, aregged fuselage structure with an economic life of 20000 landings, carefully placed passenger and service doors, plus a range of gross weights to meet operator requirements.

A six bladed swept back advance technology propellers is composed of a metallic spar embedded in a composite sheath. IRAN-140 power plant, with millions of flying is the most reliable engine that integrates the propeller and engine controls into a propulsion system that is ideally suited to the IRAN-140 Aircraft.

The first Hesa-produced Iran-140 was completed in 2001, but company has yet to find a domestic customer for the aircraft, which is being seen with scepticism by Iranian civilian operators.

On 22 December 2002 an Antonov 140 departed Kharkov at 11:23 for a flight to Isfahan, Iran via Trabzon. The passengers, aerospace scientists and executives, were to visit the test flight of the Iran-140, an Antonov 140 built under license in Iran. At 13:45 the flight landed at Trabzon, Turkey for refueling. About one hour later, at 14:51, the plane took off heading for Isfahan. While descending towards Isfahan in an area of poor visibility, the aircraft collided with a mountain. Iran's civil aviation authority announced that a pilot's failure to correctly use a cockpit global positioning system (GPS) caused the crash.

Maritime patrol, including roles such as electronic warfare, anti-ship missile firing and long range missile guidance relay, emphasizes a need for at least 7 hours endurance. An-140 does not have such a capability yet, but some modifications are being planned to enlarge aircraft's fuel tanks, and by adding additional tanks to the outboard wing section. The Iranian Navy has expressed its willingness to operate the An-140 in offensive and patrol roles, equipping it with a 360-deg surface search radar. Other equipment options will include an infrared/ultra-violet line scanner (IR/UVLS), forward looking airborne radar (FLAR), side looking airborne radar (SLAR), laser fluorescent sensor (LFS), microwave radiometer (MWR), forward looking Infra-red (FLIR), magnetic anomaly detector (MAD), electronic support measures/radar warning receiver (ESMRWR), antisurface weapons and a video camera with data annotation.

Antonov An-140 military AEW version will be equipped with a rotodome and a yet to be determined surveillance radar. Iran has an urgent requirement for at least a dozen of such aircraft due to its diverse topography.

Specifications

Aircraft length

22.605 m

Wing span

24.505(25.505) m

Empty aircraft overall height at rest

8.232 m

Landing gear track

3.18 m

Wheel base

8.162 m

Wheels of nose landing gear

0.6 x 0.22 m

Wheels of main landing gear

0.81 x 0.32 m

Uner floor baggage volume

3 m³

Transport compartment length

14.51 m

Rear baggage /carg compartment volume

6.1 m³

Length 22.46 m 73.67 ft
Fuselage Diameter 2.82 m 9.25 ft
Length 11.6 m 38.05 ft
Height 1.9 m 6.23 ft
Width 2.6 m 8.54 ft
Max. Take-off Weight 21,000 ( 21,500 ) kg 46,200 ( 47,300 ) lb
Max. Landing Weight 21,000kg 46,200 lb
Max. zero fuel weight 19,100 ( 19,200 ) kg 42,020 ( 42,240 ) lb
Max. Payload 6,000 kg 13,200 lb
Max. Fuel 4,370 kg 9,614 lb
Take-off Run (1-engine)* 1,350m 4,415 ft
Take-off Distance(1-engine)* 1,750 (1,925) m 5,740 (6,314) ft
Landing Distance* 1,360 m 4,460 ft
Climb,2 engine* 410 m/min 1,345 ft/min
Max. Cruise Speed (18,000 ft)* 533 km/hr 285 KTAS
Range (Cruise Speed)** 2,100 km 1,134 NM

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