A turboprop version of the An-2 utility biplane, equipped with a 1,024kW (1,375hp) rated TVD-20 engine, has received its AP25 certification (similar to FAR/JAR23) from Russia's Aviation Register of the MAK on 31 August. The aircraft carries about 50% more weight than the An-2, and its range and operating altitudes are substantially improved. The An-3 is being built at the Polyot factory in Omsk, southern Russia.


Source: Flight International