Antonov and United Aircraft Building Corporation Sign Cooperation Agreement

Released on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
An-124 Ruslan
ASTC - ANTONOV Aeronautical Science and Technical Complex
STOL - Short TakeOff and Landing
On August 21, 2007 the Joint Aviation building Corporation (JAC) and "Aviation of Ukraine" State Aviation building concern including ANTONOV ASTC, signed the Memorandum on mutual understanding on development of cooperation in the field of tranport ramp and passenger aviation technique, in particular, about renovation of serial production of AN-124 Ruslan and cooperation on the programme of AN-70 military transport STOL. The parties agreed to conduct united marketing and price policy on the mentioned joint projects, joint scientific researches. In the document the readiness to arrange serial production of AN-148 airpalnes at aviation plants of Russia and Ukraine as well as to establish centres on their maintenance. Cooperation on development of MC-21 medium range aircraft and new widebody transport aircraft is also mentioned as the perspective. "Participation in a number of new perspective joint programmes, - comments the signing of the document Dmytro Kiva, General Designer of ANTONOV ASTC, - we consider to be an important stage of realization of ASTC programme on widening of our links with the leading world centres of aviation building. The big potential and huge experience of ANTONOV in development and certification of transport and passenger aviation technique attracts our partners. With joint efforts we can create and promote to the the market modern and competitive airplanes more effectively".

Source: "Aviation of Ukraine" and JAC will work together

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