Russia will help Ukraine to regain the glory of aviation power

22.12.2012 6:10

Ukraine needs to regain the glory of aviation power. This was stated by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, visiting today the state enterprise "Antonov".

The Prime Minister got acquainted with the deployment of mass production of the AN-70. It is the world's only military transport aircraft that can deliver the goods on short unpaved airfields.

The AN-70 — For more than 20 years, but today Ukraine has been able to build only 2 cars. But the global need for a "seventies" are estimated at more than 700 pieces. This would mean billions of dollars in profits for our state.

Today the plant officially rolled out the fuselage of the first production cars. This AN-70 ordered the Ministry of Defence. Finish it should be in 2013.

In the future, we will produce the aircraft with Russia. Ukraine will supply the wings and engines, and the northern neighbor — the fuselage and electronics. But to begin mass production of the plant to re-Antonova.

"We appreciate the pre-production of the aircraft at $ 150 million," — said the president, chief designer of the state enterprise "Antonov" Dmitry Kiva.

Based on:  Fact. ICTV

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