The Antonov An-24 is a 44-seat twin turboprop transport manufactured in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine) by the Antonov Design Bureau. First flown in 1960, it has a range of 2,400 km (1,490 miles) and a cruising speed of 450 km/h (280 mph). Its NATO reporting name is Coke. Over 1,000 examples were built and about 300 are still in service worldwide, specially in the CIS and Africa. China''s Xian Aircraft Manufacturing Company makes copies of the An-24 as the Y-7.
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