The Antonov An-38 is a stretched and upgraded version of Antonov's earlier An-28. It is a twin-engined prop transport aircraft designed by Antonov Design Bureau in Kiev, Ukraine. It is intended to replace older aircraft in a similar size range. Production takes place in Novosibirsk, Russia, but some crucial parts also made in Ukraine and Belarus. It first flew in 1994, and received international flight certification in April 2000. A total of 11 have been built and 6 remain in airline service at August 2006.
The Antonov An-70 is a medium-range transport aircraft developed by the Soviet/Ukrainian company Antonov in the late 1980s. It is powered by four propfan engines, which are a hybrid of propeller and jet engines, offering high speed and fuel efficiency. The An-70 is the first large aircraft to fly with propfan engines only.
The Antonov An-72 is a transport aircraft developed by the Soviet/Ukrainian company Antonov in the late 1970s. It is designed for short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations on unprepared runways, and can carry up to 10 tonnes of cargo or 52 passengers. The An-72 has a distinctive appearance, with two turbofan engines mounted over the wings, creating a Coandă effect that enhances lift and reduces takeoff and landing distances.
The Antonov An-74 is a military transport aircraft that was developed by the Antonov Design Bureau in cooperation with six other countries. It is a variant of the An-72, and it has the nickname Cheburashka because of its large engine intake ducts that resemble the ears of a popular Soviet cartoon character.
ATR 42 introducted in 1985 and produced until today . They were built 422 airplanes with average cost about $12-16 million.ATR 42 is a turboprop airliner for short-ranges . Airplane until today is Operational with varius airlines and made its first flight in 16 August 1984.. All airplanes were manufactured by ATR in France and Italy
ATR 72 introducted in 1989 and produced until today . They were built 508 airplanes with average cost about $16-22 million.ATR 72 is a turboprop airliner for short-ranges . Airplane until today is Operational with varius airlines and made its first flight in 27 October 1988. All airplanes were manufactured by ATR in France and Italy
The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop fixed-wing aircraft manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Beechcraft). It was designed, and is primarily used, as a regional airliner. It is also used as a freight aircraft, corporate transport, and by the United States military and other governments.
The aircraft is designed to carry passengers in all weather conditions from airports with relatively short runways. It is capable of flying in excess of 600 miles (970 km), although few operators use its full-fuel range. In terms of the number of aircraft built and its continued use by many passenger airlines and other users, it is one of the most popular 19-passenger airliners in history.
The Beechcraft King Air: A Masterpiece of Aviation Engineering
In the realm of aviation, few aircraft can rival the timeless elegance and outstanding performance of the Beechcraft King Air. With its sleek lines and powerful engines, this versatile aircraft has captured the hearts of both pilots and passengers worldwide. Known for its exceptional safety record and remarkable reliability, the King Air has become a cornerstone of modern aviation.
The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner, developed for the 100-seat market. The airliner was designed and marketed by McDonnell Douglas as the MD-95, a third-generation derivative of the DC-9. Capable of seating of up to 117 passengers, the 717 has design range of 2,060 nautical miles (3,820 km). The aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR715 turbofan engines.
The first order was placed in October 1995; McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merged in 1997 prior to production, and the first planes entered service in 1999 as the Boeing 717. Production ceased in May 2006 after 156 were produced.
The Birth of a Legend: Boeing 727 Origins
The Boeing 727, introduced in the early 1960s, was a game-changer in the world of commercial aviation. With its unique trijet design and advanced engineering, the 727 quickly earned a reputation for its reliability, versatility, and passenger comfort.
The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twin-engine narrow-body jet airliner. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from Boeing's 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of nine passenger models with a capacity of 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing's only narrow-body airliner in production, with the -600, -700, -800, and -900ER variants currently being built. A re-engined and redesigned version, the 737 MAX, is set to debut in 2017.
The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world's most recognizable aircraft, and was the first wide-body ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the original version of the 747 was two and a half times the size of the Boeing 707, one of the common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.
The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1981 to 2004. It is the manufacturer's largest single-aisle passenger aircraft. The twinjet has a two-crewmember glass cockpit, turbofan engines, a conventional tail and, for reduced aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design. Intended to replace the smaller three-engine 727 on short and medium routes, the 757 can carry 200 to 289 passengers for a maximum of 3,150 to 4,100 nautical miles (5,830 to 7,600 km), depending on variant. The 757 was designed concurrently with a wide-body twinjet, the 767, and owing to shared features pilots can obtain a common type rating that allows them to operate both aircraft.