In 1986 the A-40 amphibious aircraft, the largest in world, made its first flight. Its sophistication was confirmed by 148 world records.
The amphibian may be used as a base around which it is possible to develop various modifications for wide employment in the island and coastal areas not provided with a sufficient number of aerodromes, as well as in the world ocean areas.
The aircraft can be used for the following missions:
search and rescue;
cargo and passenger transportation;
The A-42PE amphibian for patrol and search & rescue operations is being designed around the A-40 amphibian. The A-42PE aircraft will be powered by two turbopropfan engines D-27 developed by Ivchenko Progress Design Bureau (Ukraine).
A/C length, m - 45.7
A/C height, m - 11.0
Wing span, m - 42.5
Maximum take-off weight, kg - 86000
Power plant, kg - bypass jet
Payload, kg - 10000
Operating ceiling, m - 8000
Maximum speed, km/h - 800
Maximum range, km - 5500
Takeoff run (land/water), m - 1000/2000
Landing roll (land/water), m - 700/900
Crew - 4
Seaworthiness (wave height, m) - 2.2