According to the press-service of SE Antonov, the enterprise ordered two PW150A engines from the Canadian company Pratt & Whitney Canada to be installed on the prototype An-132D. The engine units will be delivered to Ukraine in April 2016 and the first flight of the prototype is scheduled for late next year.
The agreement between Antonov and Taqnia (Saudi Arabia) provides for the Ukrainian company only to design the aircraft, as its assembly will be organized at the new plant in Saudi Arabia.
An-132 is the refurbished version of AN-32 with new engines allowing the aircraft to operate from sandy airfields.
New An-132 has a number of changes in the nose of the fuselage, center wing section and nacelle if compared with An-32. All these changes allow the aircraft to carry up to 9.2 tons of cargo at a speed of 500 km/h.