Antonov signed an agreement for the Farnborough air show

Антонов заключил соглашения на авиасалоне Farnborough

The development of international project An-188

SOE has signed an agreement with a division of the Boeing company for the production of the upgraded aircraft An-148, An-158 and An-178.

Enterprises of aviation cluster of the state concern Ukroboronprom took part in the international Airshow, Farnborough Airshow outside London, which managed to reach strategic agreements with leading aircraft companies. On Monday, July 23, reports the press service of Ukroboronprom.

“One of the main events for the Ukrainian aircraft building industry was the signing of the agreement between Antonov state enterprise, part of the GK Ukroboronprom, and Aviall Services, Inc., a division of the Boeing company. This agreement allows you to establish close contact in the production of the upgraded aircraft An-148, An-158, An-178, a family which will be designated the an-1X8 NEXT. In the framework of this cooperation Aviall Services, Inc. ensure the procurement and delivery of Antonov company in a wide range of components for serial production of these aircraft and provide them after sales support in the future”, – stated in the message.

During the air show also Antonov and the Swiss company AIR-ION Technologies SA signed an agreement to establish a partnership in the development, testing, certification and serial production of hybrid and fully electric unmanned aerial vehicles. They will be on the basis of unified multi-purpose modular development platform of AIR-ION Technologies SA to perform a variety of civil and military tasks.

Pre-planned to produce four types of the UAV with a maximum takeoff weight of 1500 kg and a cruise speed of 185 km/h.

According to the group, step by step development of the international project An-188, which is being developed in close cooperation with the Turkish Aerospace Industry.

“It is now planned, completing the legal documents for the formation of a joint venture to develop, build, and test aircraft. The Turkish side will soon be submitted to the Ukrainian side,” – said in Ukroboronprom.

Recall that Ukraine has demonstrated the newest military transport airplane Antonov An-178 for aerospace salon Farnborough in the UK.

Earlier it was reported that in the next five years the state enterprise Antonov with a favorable scenario, expects to release a minimum of five to eight aircraft, ideally ten.

 

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