The revamped Antonov An-74-300 made its debut at the show, following its first flight in April. The twin-engined transport differs from earlier versions of the An-72/74 by abandoning the blown-wing configuration - with the engines on top of the wing - which provides short take-off and landing capability, in favour of a conventional underwing installation for its two Progress D-36 turbofans. The redesign provides a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and a 500-1,000km (270-540nm) increase in range. A stretched -400 model is planned for the regional market.
Source: Flight International