Antonov tests An−70
Antonov Company has completed state joint tests of the An-70 widebody STOL military transport. In the process of ground and flight tests on the modernised aircraft correspondence of the checked parameters and modes to the requirements of the customer was achieved in – unactioning of modernised systems and equipment; parameters of the STOL; precision parameters during fulfillment of navigational tasks; strength and service life parameters, etc.
Flight crew and engineering staff of the state scientific and test centre (SSTC) of the armed forces of Ukraine jointly with the specialists of Antonov Company carried out the state joint tests of the aircraft.
After modernisation, which was completed in September 2012 and till March 31, 2014, the airplane performed 122 flights and flew 220 hours. In total it carried out 753 flights with total flight duration of 930 hours 48 minutes.