An-70 prototype crashes

DURING A TEST flight from Kiev on February 10, the prototype Antonov An-70 fourpropfan transport collided with its An-72 chase aircraft at about 1730hrs local time while flying at around 10,000ft (3,000m). It was totally destroyed when it plunged almost vertically into a forest near the town of Veliky, about 25 miles (40km) from Kiev.

All five crew and two test observers were killed on board the An-70. Despite severe damage and a fire, the An-72 was able to return to Gostomel Airport for a safe emergency landing. According to Russian sources, if is believed that the An-70 experienced control

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In pictures. The An-70 in the new color

April 9, 2013 at the Kiev airport Svyatoshino production plant "Antonov", the first flight of the second (and only cash) prototype military transport aircraft An-70 (serial number 01-02, Ukrainian registration UR-NTK) after repainting it at the production plant " Antonov "in a dark-gray monochromatic color, corresponding to the present standard of the Russian Air Force.

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The second prototype of the An-70 (serial number 770102) was built on the Kyiv Aviation Plant "AVIANT" (now Serial plant "Antonov"), and first flew on December 8, 1996. From July 2010 to August 2012

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Ukraine closer to the mass production of the An-70

GP Antonov completed the assembly of the fuselage of the first production copy of the An-70. With the progress of work on the construction of a military transport aircraft today inspected the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Recall the An-70 — is a military transport aircraft, which is being built for the Ministry of Defence. Work on the development of the airplane took place from the mid 80s of last century.

The aircraft was launched Kiev Aviation Plant AVIANT commissioned by the Ministry of Defense in the amount of two units. The project cost is estimated at $ 1.5 billion

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The An-70 is ready for a joint state tests, followed by the serial production

According to its own UNIAN correspondent in Russia, this Ukrainian journalists said the test pilot of the first class of "Antonov", the commander of the AN-70, presented at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013, Andrew Thank you. "To date, we have completed the pre-test phase and act brought about the readiness of aircraft to undergo joint state tests with the Russian Federation. In other words, on the other hand, we have completed all the finishing phase of the aircraft and hope that the state tests will begin in the near future ", — he said. Aircraft Commander

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Antonov and its partners completed the modernization of transport aircraft An-124 Ruslan

Ukrainian producers are preparing for mass production of transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan" and medium-haul cargo aircraft An-70.

This was during a press conference in Le Bourget, President — General Designer of "Antonov" Dmitry Kiva.  

It is reported that Ukrainian producers together with partners completed the modernization of the transport aircraft AN-124 "Ruslan" and prepare for its mass production. "It’s really remarkable aircraft, even though we do not present it here in Le Bourget. However, we complete work on its modernization and upgrading of the technical characteristics, as well as conduct preparatory work for its

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Defense Ministry approved the state benchmark tests

D-27 engine

The An-70 was the best engine in the world

In mid-April in Moscow awarded certificate of completion of the state engine test bench D-27, created by the State Enterprise "Ivchenko-Progress", FSUE NPTSG "Salute" and JSC "Motor Sich" for military transport aircraft An-70, which will be supplied to the Russian Air Force . Chairman of the State Commission of the Defense Ministry Colonel Vladislav Bruskov by military and technical support to the tests indicated that the propulsion system is ready to hold the state of flight tests as part of the An-70. Russian military experts in the course

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In pictures. The An-70 in the new color

April 9, 2013 at the Kiev airport Svyatoshino production plant "Antonov", the first flight of the second (and only cash) prototype military transport aircraft An-70 (serial number 01-02, Ukrainian registration UR-NTK) after repainting it at the production plant " Antonov "in a dark-gray monochromatic color, corresponding to the present standard of the Russian Air Force.

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The second prototype of the An-70 (serial number 770102) was built on the Kyiv Aviation Plant "AVIANT" (now Serial plant "Antonov"), and first flew on December 8, 1996. From July 2010 to August 2012

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State tests completed propfan for the D-27

The propulsion system for military transport aircraft An-70 is ready for flight tests, certificates of completion of state engine test bench D-27 and CB-27 propfan signed in Moscow on Wednesday.

The basic specifications and performance propfan NE-27 meet the technical requirements. Propfan ready to conduct public flight tests as part of the An-70 — said the chairman of the military-technological support of the state commission of the Defense Ministry Colonel Vladislav Bruski at the final meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. 

In turn, the president of JSC Motor Sich, Vyacheslav Boguslaev said

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State tests completed bench APU and engine D-27, An-70B

Successfully completed the state benchmark tests cruise vintoventilyatornogo D-27 engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) TA18-200-70 military transport aircraft An-70, said "AviaPort" deputy general director and chief designer of "Scientific and Production Enterprise" Aerosil " Leonid Plakhov.According to him, at the end of December 2012 was successfully completed state benchmark tests APU TA18-200-70 An-70 aircraft. All necessary acts on the results of the tests have been signed and are in a statement. Simultaneously, the Ukrainian company "Ivchenko-Progress" has successfully completed testing of the main engine D-27.

In the production plans of NPP "Aerosil" for 2013 do

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Ukraine closer to the mass production of the An-70

GP Antonov completed the assembly of the fuselage of the first production copy of the An-70. With the progress of work on the construction of a military transport aircraft today inspected the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Recall the An-70 — is a military transport aircraft, which is being built for the Ministry of Defence. Work on the development of the airplane took place from the mid 80s of last century.

The aircraft was launched Kiev Aviation Plant AVIANT commissioned by the Ministry of Defense in the amount of two units. The project cost is estimated at $ 1.5 billion

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