The Antonov An-28 (NATO reporting name Cash) is a twin-engined light turboprop transport aircraft, developed from the Antonov An-14M. It was the winner of a competition against the Beriev Be-30, for use by Aeroflot as a short-range airliner. It first flew in 1969. A total of 191 were built and 16 remain in airline service as at August 2015. After a short pre-production series built by Antonov, it was licence-built in Poland by PZL-Mielec. In 1993, PZL-Mielec developed its own improved variant, the PZL M28 Skytruck.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- An-14A: The original Antonov designation for an enlarged, twin-turboprop version of the An-14.
- An-14M: Prototype
- An-28: Twin-engined short-range utility transport aircraft, three built.
- An-28RM Byrza 1RM: Search and rescue, air ambulance aircraft.
- An-28TB Byrza 1TD: Transport version.
- An-28PT: Variant with Pratt & Whitney engines first flown July 22nd, 1993.
Users[edit | edit source]
- Angolan Air Force
- Djibouti Air Force
- Georgian Air Force
- Royal Jordanian Air Force
- Kenyan Air Force
- Nepalese Army Air Service
- Peruvian Army
- Tanzania Air Force Command