Contents tagged with Antonov

  • Ukraine: An-70 aircraft will be manufactured without Russian parts

    The Antonov aviation design and aircraft manufacturing company headquartered in Kyiv and part of the Ukrainian Ukroboronprom state-run defense industrial enterprise, intends to upgrade its An-70 military transport aircraft.

    The press service of Ukroboronprom stated that the company intended to attract aviation companies from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey to help implement the required changes.

    As part of the enhancements, the An-70 will receive new aviation electronics …

  • Ukrainian Antonov agreed to service An-124 Ruslan aircraft owned by Russian company

    The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer, Antonov, will conduct and assessment of the technical condition of the Ruslan aircraft belonging to the Russian cargo airline, Volga-Dnepr. The statement from the aircraft manufacturer, published on Friday, November 3rd, says that the company, as a developer of aircraft, is the "certificate holder for the An-type aircraft, in particular the An-124-100 transport aircraft, Ruslan. "That is why the maintenance of this aircraft is the sole responsibility of …

  • Media: Russia and Ukraine conduct closed-door talks on the maintenance of An-124 Ruslan aircraft

    The Russian cargo airline, Volga-Dnepr, and the state enterprise, Antonov, are conducting closed-door negotiations to extend the airworthiness of the An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft, Kommersant reports, citing sources in the aviation industry.

    Due to the aggravation of relations between Russia and Ukraine, Antonov, under the order of the Ukrainian government, withdrew from the Ukrainian-Russian joint venture between the United Aircraft Corporation and Antonov and stopped servicing the aircraft of …

  • Journalist: Despite sanctions, Ukraine’s Antonov aircraft manufacturer continues to cooperate with Russia

    The Ukrainian state enterprise Antonov allegedly intends to continue servicing the Russian cargo transportation airline Volga-Dnepr, one of several companies that fulfill orders of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Journalist Roman Bochkala referred to his own unnamed source when making this claim on Facebook. According to him, Antonov's employees are flying for two months to Ulyanovsk, where the headquarters of the Volga-Dnepr is located in order to extend the life of the Russian An-124 Ruslan.

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  • Ukrainian state-owned company Antonov announces it will build 70 aircraft in next five years

    The marketing plan of the state-run company Antonov provides for the building of at least 70 aircraft in the next five years, reports the press service of the state enterprise Ukroboronprom.

    “A clear marketing plan was created for the state-run company Antonov, which is based on the assessment of specialists as well as forecasts of independent experts and leading companies. It takes into account the prospective markets and the potential of each product line in these markets. It is also based …

  • Ukraine wants to build an An-77 aircraft jointly with the US

    The Ukrainian aircraft factory Antonov State Company (SC) (Kyiv) has invited the US to engage in cooperation on the project development of the An-77 medium military transport aircraft. Interfax Ukraine reported , citing a statement by the company.

    The company has reported that the factory delivered a proposal on cooperation to the American side during a visit by a delegation of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee of the US House of Representatives to Antonov SC.

    The company believes …

  • Ukraine's new Antonov An-132 made its inaugural flight

    The new Ukrainian An-132 transport aircraft took off for the first time on Friday, March 31, reported a correspondent of LB.ua from the Kyiv Svyatoshin airfield.

    Later Antonov’s press service reported that the flight lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes. It was performed by a crew of Ukrainian pilots, Viktor Goncharov and Bohdan Zagorulko and engineer Volodymyr Nesterenko. Mohammed Ayash from the Arabian Taqnia Aeronautics was also among the crew.

    The An-132D aircraft was developed for Saudi Arabia. …

  • Media: India chooses Ukrainian An-178 aircraft over Russian Il-214

    India is no longer interested in the Russian Il-214 transport aircraft, a plane that has been in constant development for 17 years. 24.ua TV reports that the country will focus on the Ukrainian An-178 instead.

    The IL-214 was slated to replace the obsolete AN-12 aircraft currently used by the Armed Forces of India and Russia. Work on the aircraft began way back in 2000 and India joined the development in 2007.

    It was reported that the aircraft was developed by the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (IL) …

  • Russia is attempting to recruit employees of Ukraine's Antonov aircraft company

    Russia is willing to accept Ukrainian aircraft designers of the Antonov serial production plant and to provide them with jobs and salaries. This was stated by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin during an inspection of the Il-112V plane at the VASO plant in Voronezh, RIA Novosti reports.

    "Of course, we would be delighted and look forward to the Ukrainian aircraft designers and builders moving to Russia. They do not have any prospects for work in Kiev particularly and in Ukraine in …

  • Ukraine's Antonov aircraft manufacturer offered its aircraft for Trump’s Air Force One

    The Ukrainian Antonov aircraft manufacturing and services company has offered U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump, to manufacture Air Force One. “Maybe, it is better to consider an Antonov aircraft as Air Force One,” the Ukrainian company commented in response to Trump’s tweet about not wanting Boeing’s extremely expensive aircraft.

    Trump previously stated that the contract between the U.S. Government and Boeing for the construction of the presidential aircraft, Air Force One, should be …