Antonov and NAPO Sign An-38 Modernization Agreement

Released on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
ASTC - ANTONOV Aeronautical Science and Technical Complex
NAPO - Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association
NAPO - Novosibirsk based serial manufacturer
On August 22, 2007 on MAKS-2007 airshow ANTONOV ASTC and Chkalov Novosibirsk aviation production amalgamation signed the Agreements on preparation and realization of the AN-38 airplane modernization programme and development of its new versions. Agreement on forming of the joint structure to render the full complex of services to the aircraft customers including its adaptation to the customers demands, production and delivery of the AN-38, its after sale maintenance was signed as well.

After the Agreement had been signed by the managers of two enterprises which cooperate fruitfully for 60 years, this event was commented on to the mass-media representatives. In particular, Dmytro Kiva, ANTONOV ASTC General Designer said: "For today our main task is to widen market of this airplane as within Russia as abroad. We shall take all the measures including airframe and power unit modernization in order to widen market attractiveness of the AN-38". A.V.Kalinovskii, Chkalov NAPA General director, said: "Revival, I should say rebirth of the regional transportation takes place in Russia. We need the aircraft of such a class. Jointly with Antonov we work to give the market modern aircraft meeting all the necessary requirements.

Today we discussed not only the programme of the AN-38 production in Novosibirsk, but considerable widening of the cooperation between Ukraine and Russia in this programme.

Source: ANTONOV and NAPA signed the agreement on preparation and realization of the AN-38 modernization programme

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