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Ukraine is preparing for mass production of "Ruslan" and An-70


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

This was announced at the press conference at Le Bourget by the President - General Designer of the Antonov State Enterprise Dmitry Kiva.

He said that Ukrainian manufacturers, together with partners, are completing the modernization of the An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft and are preparing for its mass production. "This is really a wonderful plane, although we do not present it here at Le Bourget. At the same time, we are completing work on its modernization and improvement of technical characteristics, as well as we are conducting preparatory work for its mass production," said D. Kiva.

The head of the state enterprise Antonov did not mention the specific date of the serial launch of the modernized An-124 Ruslan. "The deadlines for the completion of serial production preparation depend on the readiness of our Russian partner, since we plan to share production capacities of the Ulyanovsk plant," said D. Kiva.

In his opinion, it’s impossible to exceed the technical characteristics of the Ukrainian aircraft at the present time. “An-124 is a truly unique machine, an aircraft that has 150 tonnes carrying capacity, the world's largest transport aircraft, and it will be a miracle if someone surpasses its technical characteristics in the near future. Our Russian partners agree with that.” he added.

In addition, D. Kiva said that the serial Ukrainian-Russian production of the medium-range cargo aircraft An-70 will begin in two or three years.

"Ukraine started building the first An-70 aircraft, we rolled out the first fuselage from the stocks, we have the state order of this aircraft and continue to work, together with the Russian customer (Ministry of Defense) we are completing the tests. It remains 70 flights. So I hope that in the next 2 “3, the aircraft will be mass-launched,” he said.

The general designer of GP Antonov also said that the modernized An-70 received a new registration certificate.

The Ukrainian An-70 aircraft was in the top five of the aircraft, according to the demonstration flights of which the 50 International Aviation and Space Salon opened in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget. As Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said later, An-70 is much more advanced than its competitor A400M.
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  1. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 20 June 2013 06: 29 New
    I want to believe good And about our customers and everything else, then you look at the current Ukrainian rubleblu .. leadership and start to doubt request what
    1. experienced
      experienced 20 June 2013 07: 25 New
      All the same, Russians and Ukrainians are really very similar. The slogans, the portfolio of orders, surpasses everyone and wait soon. What they have, what we have, is one and the same. True, unlike Ukraine, we have oil, gas and Putin (compared to Yanukovych, the incomparable "+") hi
      And so the exhibition, and then the exhibition, in order to make high-profile statements on it, advertise goods and conclude contracts, only a cowherd who shouts: “Wolves, wolves” no one believes. Azarov has already spoken so much about gas contracts, Ukrainian pensioners, and how Gazprom eats them, shale gas and foreign gas will help us, as a rule, all these were plans and intentions, which in fact turned out to be "zilch." I want to believe that Antonov will establish production, but it is believed harder and harder hi
      1. Avenger711
        Avenger711 20 June 2013 08: 11 New
        And we also have real production facilities, where at the very least, but planes are built and the further, the faster.
      2. little man
        little man 20 June 2013 11: 10 New
        Enough to pray for Putin already!
        Swap them with Yanukovych and you will see that nothing will change.
        Do you doubt it? Do not be fooled by yourself!
        1. Avenger711
          Avenger711 20 June 2013 14: 23 New
          Putin at least has a result, and you see in the 90s were still at an unconscious age.
    2. 30143
      30143 20 June 2013 09: 05 New
      You're right! They have said so many times, but things are still there ...
      Looking at Ukrainian affairs, you begin to doubt the ability to create something new.
      1. cartridge
        cartridge 20 June 2013 10: 09 New
        Ukrainian manufacturers are preparing for mass production of the An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft and the An-70 medium-range cargo aircraft.

        The words "prepare" and "ready" are different words. I’m afraid that Ukrainian producers will be preparing for many more, many years to come.

        And this phrase is not quite clear to me:
        we plan to jointly use the production capabilities of the Ulyanovsk plant, "said D. Kiva.

        I would like to hear the opinion of the Russian side about its plans for Aviastar. Information is known that the plant is loaded with the production of new modified IL-76 and it is not known what place in the plans of the plant is given to the plans of Comrade Kiva.

        I suspect that the Ukrainian cart is harnessing again in front of the horse!
    3. bereg
      bereg 20 June 2013 12: 46 New
      as it’s all cloudy and blurry, and the statement of one side. Something about Ruslan’s doubts. I would like the statements of two parties. Well, I really want to believe it, but I can’t
  2. valokordin
    valokordin 20 June 2013 06: 34 New
    Let's hope that everything will come to its senses and joint aviation will develop and build.
    1. Edward72
      Edward72 20 June 2013 07: 39 New
      We’ll wait and see. Ukrainians want to be friends with us and lie down under the European Union (especially Westerners).
    2. queen
      queen 20 June 2013 07: 42 New
      Quote: valokordin
      Let's hope

      Not in words, in real business. I'm just for, so nothing depends on me ((((
    3. Avenger711
      Avenger711 20 June 2013 08: 17 New
      There will be no joint aviation with Ukraine. Our authorities have now begun the correct policy of the whip, the population of Ukraine should realize that Nenko herself has torn herself both from the Russian market and from Russian resources. And if it will be possible to buy gas for pennies, and require us to produce their planes, as if the USSR is now, and bark at us from under the EU gateway, then there will be no talk of any kind of union. Local oligarchy and so good.
      1. 30143
        30143 20 June 2013 09: 07 New
        Directly removed from the tongue !!!
      2. TSOOBER
        TSOOBER 20 June 2013 23: 43 New
        the whip policy is a priori unpromising! Korea, Iran is a confirmation of this! This will only embitter the authorities in Ukraine at first, then the population and the result will be sad! People can live in peace and harmony for decades, but one conflict can remain in our memory for centuries! This is like walking on thin ice!
      3. vBR
        vBR 22 June 2013 17: 52 New
        What does "their planes" mean? Aircraft industry is a common heritage inherited from the Soviet system, not Putin or Yanukovych (let alone Yushchenko, I’m not talking about that). The strategic goal is to integrate it again, and such projects are a good stone for this. And just in case - if anyone does not know - this is work, mainly (by volume) for aircraft factories in the Russian Federation, avionics - Russian (for heavy aircraft for almost many years they have not done anything for many years), many components for Zaporizhzhya engines are also from here. Well, about "bending under the Western partners" - that’s how Putin has done enough, and not to say completely quit. Only Lukashenko didn’t do that.
    HAIFISCH 20 June 2013 08: 06 New
    Only gently paint in white, because the one in the second photo is full Ales.
  4. Avenger711
    Avenger711 20 June 2013 08: 19 New
    Well, why this PR? First integration, then planes, do not like it, die out, and we take care of the welfare of those who run into us and are not obliged.
    1. 30143
      30143 20 June 2013 09: 09 New
      And you would die before without the help of Uzbeks and Tajiks. Be correct.
      1. fzr1000
        fzr1000 20 June 2013 10: 09 New
        S. a. m.a.c.o.y.
      2. leon-iv
        leon-iv 20 June 2013 11: 52 New
        um choi then we should die now?
        We have at least more or less fertility and the economy is not an example better (not even raw)
      3. Avenger711
        Avenger711 20 June 2013 12: 53 New
        I live in a powerful industrial cluster, which includes in particular KAMAZ, which produces more trucks per week than KRAZ per year and stably counts profits, there are no Uzbeks per 100 km around. A day in Moscow without leaving stations and from those who came in really sick, but Moscow does not make up 10% of Russia's population.
        1. fzr1000
          fzr1000 20 June 2013 14: 28 New
          Yes, that's just it. We have with all visitors 14-15 million in the city.
    2. vBR
      vBR 22 June 2013 17: 58 New
      So the fact of the matter is that “airplanes” - this is the integration available at this stage. And you thought it Putin and Yanukovych are hugging? A cool integration is when there will be a cool neo-Soviet project. And now, at least so, to sew that you can
  5. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 20 June 2013 08: 32 New
    Famously Ukraine has disposed of the production capabilities of Russia. Firstly, the capacity of the Ulyanovsk plant has already been scheduled for the production of IL-76. We temporarily refused to produce An-124, since Volgo-Dnepr covers the entire international market for the transportation of superheavy goods; moreover, the existing fleet of An-124 in the Russian military transport aviation is forced to stand idle on the ground. I’m afraid one thing, Ukraine will be able to make one copy artificially, thereby demonstrating the availability of the necessary technologies and selling the car to China, as it has already done with the Bison and other models of military equipment.
  6. leon-iv
    leon-iv 20 June 2013 09: 13 New
    Mriy are Mriy who and where will it all be produced, on an airplane?
  7. Sharingan
    Sharingan 20 June 2013 09: 17 New
    Good SOVIET airplanes :)
  8. Algor73
    Algor73 20 June 2013 09: 20 New
    All plans, plans, plans .... But far from the Soviet Union, when the head was shot for disrupting the plan. Kiva’s words to God ...
  9. Semurg
    Semurg 20 June 2013 09: 46 New
    AN-124 Ruslan piece goods there is not much need for it, but AN-70 is what the doctor ordered, but for a very long time they can’t offer it to the market, it seems the first flight was in 1994, and the market in the meantime is filled with competitors which at first may have lagged in parameters but now they’ve pulled themselves up and, most importantly, they are offering ready-made products but don’t promise to finish the tests just now. It’s clear that Antonov’s AKB does everything themselves without massive state support, and the project is going on hard and long, but if they bring to mind the demand for such an aircraft at an affordable price b udet.
  10. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 20 June 2013 09: 58 New
    I wanted to enjoy the joint project, and then I remembered Ukraine’s craving for geyrop. Airplanes could fly a pity.
  11. Sochi
    Sochi 20 June 2013 10: 30 New
    You can prepare all your life ... but nothing can be done.
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 20 June 2013 10: 51 New
    all threads cannot be broken with Ukraine !!!
  13. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 20 June 2013 17: 03 New
    The worst thing about all this is that Ruslan’s production has not yet been started for one specific reason - they simply cannot agree on the grandmother’s account, but otherwise everything is really ready
  14. ayyildiz
    ayyildiz 20 June 2013 21: 21 New
    Turkey interested in joint production of An-Azarov aircraft
    Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov considers the Turkish market promising for the sale of AN aircraft. The head of government said this during the 50-th International Aerospace Salon "Le Bourget-2013" in France, the press service of the CMU said.
    “I had an interesting conversation with representatives of the Turkish company. They are interested in organizing joint production: their assembly, and our supply,” N. Azarov said.
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 20 June 2013 21: 41 New
      Quote: ayyildiz
      “I had an interesting conversation with representatives of the Turkish company. They are interested in organizing joint production: their assembly, and our supply,” N. Azarov said.

      Not so long ago before that, was also "interesting conversation" regarding the construction of a gas regasification terminal ... with the Gishpan ski instructor. Even the contractor waved without looking.
      "He was identified by the Ukrainian national project agency as one of the main parties to the agreement, along with the head of the department, Vladislav Kaskiv. Jordi Sarda Bonvehi, Reuters found out, is a 43-year-old ski instructor, and now a businessman from Barcelona."
      1. ayyildiz
        ayyildiz 20 June 2013 22: 08 New
        Talks on Ukrainian-Turkish aircraft development based on AN-158 were held by Mykola Azarov on June 17 as part of a working visit to France at the international aerospace show.
        “I had a constructive conversation with representatives of the Turkish company TurkishAerospaceIndustries (TAI). They are interested in organizing joint production with the Antonov State Enterprise

        TAI is not a small company! Time will tell how successful negotiations have been! hi
  15. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 20 June 2013 22: 03 New
    I hope the Ukrainians have the brains to produce these aircraft together with the Russians ... drinks
  16. darksoul
    darksoul 20 June 2013 22: 18 New
    Quote: sergey158-29
    I hope the Ukrainians have the brains to produce these aircraft together with the Russians

    God forbid, the main thing is that it is expedient and the Ulyanovsk plant has time, as far as I know, there is a good state contract for IL-476
  17. Russ69
    Russ69 20 June 2013 22: 20 New
    The planes are good, it’s a pity they don’t get lucky with the politicians ... If the two sides wish, they’ll agree, the An-70 must have been mass-produced for 2-3 years already.
    1. vBR
      vBR 22 June 2013 18: 10 New
      Some characters from the KLA and the government of the Russian Federation steadily crap. All the grandmas on an endless superjet - and the Tu-334, 204, An-70, -140/148/158 which had already flown and from which the grandmas could not be cut, were systematically moved under absolutely idiotic pretexts. Il-96th Khristenko even hacked