MOSCOW, Aug 12 - RIA Novosti/Prime. Airline "Yakutia" has suspended the operation of all turboprop aircraft An-140, 3 of which carrier received under a lease agreement from " Sberbank Leasing ", said in an interview Last news the head of the management Board, Acting General Director of "Sberbank Leasing" Kirill Tsarev.
The an-140 is a turboprop regional passenger Aircraft, developed by Antonov ASTC " Antonov ", intended for passenger and cargo transport to a distance of 3700 miles. The plane was developed as a replacement for the obsolete Antonov An-24 and An-26. First serially produced at the Kharkov state aircraft manufacturing factory (KSAMC) in Ukraine and Samara aviation plant "Aviacor" (part of "basic element" ), as well as on the aircraft factory in Iran (Iran-141).
"They (the aircraft an-140 - ed.) are not operated, because it is expensive. Return them to the resource is very large funds, the Plane is not available