The future of Ukrainian Antonov has become dependent on Boeing

The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Vladimir Yelchenko, expressed the view that the future of the Antonov aviation concern will depend on the prospects for cooperation with Boeing.

In particular, Elchenko mentioned that Americans may be interested in working together with a Ukrainian enterprise.

We passed on our cooperation proposals to Boeing. Maybe the American side will be interested in either the production of aircraft in the United States, or financial investments in the aviation industry of Ukraine. I believe that Antonov’s prospects depend on cooperation with American companies, and, in particular, with Boeing

- stressed the ambassador of Ukraine.

However, aviation expert Roman Gusarov in an interview with the newspaper LOOK very skeptical of the possible alliance of Antonov with the American corporation. He believes that Boeing does not need this:

Ukrainians cling to any straw to stay afloat. And they now have one hope for Boeing. But it’s not clear what “Antonov” is for the Americans. Why will they share technology with the Ukrainian side, nurturing a competitor? And Ukraine has nothing to interest Boeing with - they have nothing unique.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 13 May 2020 18: 26
    Everything that the "Antonovites" had (especially the Soviet groundwork for heavy-duty aircraft and, jointly with the Russians, the four-engine turboprop military transport An-70!), They are still at the beginning of the "holy 90s", cheap, otherwise and for nothing - for a pat on the shoulder and klopstos "drink", in exactly the same "rosy dreams of equal cooperation with Western firms", they ALREADY were given to zapadoids!
    After that the four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft "Airbus" A400M Atlas (albeit not with such excellent performance characteristics as the An-70 had) successfully flies and is produced - it is sold in hundreds of pieces, and the "Antonov" An-70 remained a prototype (and with the absurd disaster of the very first "seventy", I think, IMHO, not everything is clean, if you look holistically and retrospectively ??! winked ).

    In many ways, in the decline of "Antonov" and its possible prospects, the Deriban nature and the farm image of "thinking" played a role all, without exception, "independent" politicians at the "helm of power"-their pronounced Euro-ameroholdingness in front of their overseas hucksters, hyperkleptomania and "Svidomo" Russophobia, resulting in an irrational anti-Russian "policy" and a progressive decline of Ukrainian industry, coupled with the flight of a capable population (some not only with "suitcases", but also with their own "stations", were able to escape from these "fabulous degenerates" - the characteristic of "Pan" B. Obama of his slaves - "w / bandero" Fuhrer "Euromaidan" "westlu "...) from the Ukraine colony, which is life-threatening, robbed by the" elite "farmhouse!
  2. Uh! Boeing None himself breathes, not to them Ukraine!