The An-74TK-200 aircraft is designed to carry 52 passengers, cargo up to 10 tons, and mixed passengers and cargo transportation on international air routes of short and medium length. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 36.5 tons, the maximum flight altitude is 10100 m, the cruising speed is 600-700 km / h, the flight range with a load of 10 tons is 950 km, with a load of 1.8 tons is 4250 km. The crew consists of two people.
The possibility of using this aircraft under particularly severe operating conditions, such as Arctic and high mountain, temporary, natural, limited runways, with minimal or no technical support infrastructure, is an inherent market advantage of this model.
Equally important, we believe that Ukrainian aircraft builders have proven their capacity to manufacture this aircraft model in great numbers at the Kharkiv aircraft factory.
Although there are advantages, the basic AN-74TK-200 model has a number of disadvantages that constrain or make impossible to meet market demand. First of all, this concerns the critical dependence on the use of a significant number of components produced in Russia, which in turn do not meet modern requirements, restrain the mandatory certification of aircraft in European and American markets.
The primary task for the company SE “Antonov” and “Antonov-Canada” is to organize cooperation and establish the work of the design bureau for research and development, exploration, and testing, on the basis of which a model aircraft will be manufactured for flight tests.