Initial operations with the new Antonov An-148 regional jet are proving expensive compared with other aircraft, the Russian launch customer has told a technical conference, and the type needs better maintenance support.
St Petersburg-based carrier Rossiya took delivery of the first serial
Russian-built An-148 last October and the airline will receive its
fourth in June. The conference on 27 May aimed to examine the type's
performance over the first few months of service. Continue reading...