MOSCOW, Aug. 28 — RIA Novosti, Olesya Pererva. Agreement on cooperation in the field of creation, mass production, development, after-sales service of aircraft signed a government of the Ulyanovsk region and management of the Ukrainian state enterprise "Antonov" at MAKS-2013 in Zhukovsky, RIA Novosti reported.
The agreement provides for the parties to work together to develop and implement long-term programs in the field of creation, mass production, development, after-sales service of aircraft. The government also proposed the use of the Ulyanovsk region as a site for the modernization of the An-2 production facilities of JSC "TEC and PAT" Aviaservice "- a subsidiary of JSC" Aviastar-SP "." Antonov "supported this initiative.
According to the governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov, Russia is now used in about two thousand aircraft AN-2, because it is "the best plane-worker."
"AN-2 can be used for air transportation between cities. SEZ In our center we create a maintenance and repair of large aircraft, so we thought, why not use it for small aircraft," — said the governor.
He said that the Ulyanovsk professionals need to earn some practice for maintenance of these aircraft. "For this, we have got at" Antonov "aircraft, dismantled it with the permission of" Antonovites "and now they are helping us to build it. So we are gaining practice, the agreement takes into account that they allow us to do it," — said Morozov.
In turn, President — General Designer of "Antonov" Dmitry Kiva said that the company has good business relations with the Ulyanovsk region.
"We cooperate, constantly working on new programs. Now we talked about small planes, modernizing the AN-2 aircraft with turboprop engines, to improve them. We see that they have their consumers. We also talked about other types of aircraft. We do not rule out because the government of the Ulyanovsk region governor personally and actively involved in the introduction of high technology in the region. fact that the Ulyanovsk aviation cluster is created — this is the introduction of high technology, as well as providing jobs for area residents, "- told reporters Kiva .