3 October 2010, 14:26

Russia, Ukraine to jointly produce An-70 planes

Russia, Ukraine to jointly produce An-70 planes

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to start manufacturing a modernized version of the An-70 dual-purpose transport plane, Dmitry Kiva, head of Ukraine’s Antonov design bureau, told reporters on Sunday.

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to start manufacturing a modernized version of the An-70 dual-purpose transport plane, Dmitry Kiva, head of Ukraine’s Antonov design bureau, told reporters on Sunday.

Speaking at the Aviamir-21 air show in Ukraine earlier in the day, Kiva specifically touted advanced characteristics of the An-70, a next-generation transport aircraft which is also used for military purposes.

13 such planes are scheduled to be manufactured by Russia and Ukraine before the end of 2015, Kiva added.      

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